Monday 1 September 2008

Baby Girl Card

This is a card that was ordered by a lady at work. It was to give to her daughter and the sentiment on the oval says 'Thank You for the Gift of a Beautiful Granddaughter'.
I made a standard A5 gatefold card from hammered white card. I then printed a pink butterfly design from the Artylicious Butterfly Bliss CDrom onto acetate and again onto bright white 160gsm paper and I also printed a matching insert and an oval tag on which I typed the sentiment.
I used Elusive Images Baby Letters set of stamps and stamped in pink pigment ink (I think it was a Versacolor) and embossed with clear detail powder onto the butterfly printed paper and then cut out each letter. I also cut out two of the butterflies from the printed paper and added touches of Stardust Stickles to these and the letters.

I cut a piece of the printed acetate to size A5 and attached it to the inside left of the gatefold card with double-sided tape. I then cut a strip from the printed paper to cover the left side of the gatefold and attached this to cover the acetate so that you could not see the DST. On the front of the card I used a fine peeloff border on both edges of the acetate.
I trimmed the insert so that it was slightly smaller than the inside of the card, brushed the edges with the pink inkpad and attached it to the card.
I stamped out the baby clothes (again Elusive Images) in the pink onto white card, embossed with clear detail powder and cut them out. I then attached them to the inside right of the card with foam pads and added touches of Stardust Stickles.
On the front of the card I layered the two butterflies and attached them just by the bodies to leave the wings free. I attached the oval sentiment with foam pads having added a brad in the shape of a baby's rattle and finally attached the BABY letters to the right side of the card with foam pads.
This is the box I made for the card. I used the Groovy Duo card and box maker (available from Graphicus as well as the stamps and CD). I mixed a few colours of Fantasy Fibre (bought from various places) and stamped the loppy eared rabbit (Creative Expressions) and the 'It's a Girl' sentiment and attached them to the box with DST.
Luckily, the lady I made it for was very pleased. Hope you like it too.


Deby said...

That bunny is soooooo cute xxx

I've never had the pleasure of making a baby card yet and your's is lovely x

PS: Off up to Graphicus tomorrow .. it's my birthday aswell same day - so the other half has given me some lovely dosh to spend but I'll probabley need more !!

Lavender Rose said...

No wonder the lady you made this gorgeous card for was pleased. It's beautiful and so much work and thought has gone into it, stunning! Had a great holiday too by the way, thanks for asking :)