Wednesday 13 May 2009

A Welcome to Baby Ava

This is a card I posted today to my niece to welcome her new baby daughter Ava.

The pink pearlised 8" x 8" base card is from Craftwork Cards together with the co-ordinating card candy which I've used in the centres of the flowers. First of all I used Versamark and a Rollagraph design down the left edge of the card and embossed with clear detail EP. Of course, this is so subtle you can only just see it IRL let alone on a photo.

Next I stamped the image (which is a lovely Whiff of Joy stamp called Melinda blowing kisses) onto plain white cardstock using Black Onyx Versafine ink and coloured it with pencil crayons. I actually used some really cheap crayons (£1.50 for a set of about 30) from what used to be Partners because I loaned my good set to my son and, of course, he still has them. I used OWS to blend the colours a little. I used plain Rectangle Nestabilities to cut out the image and then added a little Tattered Rose DI to the edges. Next I used the scalloped Rectangle Nesties to layer the image onto ivory pearl card.

I cut a strip of design paper by HOTP and used a Fiskars border punch down both edges, attached this to the card just to the right of the clear embossed border and then tied co-ordinating ribbon from my stash. I positioned the image and used 3D foam tape to attach to the card. Next I positioned the Jones Craft flowers and the Paper Shaper Wave Flourishes which were also punched from the ivory pearl card. Finally I stamped the little sentiment which is from the Aspects of Design : Little Trumpettes stamp plate.

In my hurry to get this in the post, I forgot to photograph the inside where I stamped the other half of the sentiment - Sugar and spice and all things nice - and added a couple more swirls.

I enjoyed working on this size card and I was really pleased with the end result which I think made a change from cuddly animals or booties and rattles.


Jo said...

Lesley, this is just stunning. Great composition and lovely colours.

Theresa Momber said...

What a darling card! I love all the details. Beautiful!

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

What a beautiful card and as you say "so different" from the usual baby cards.

I love it - and the sentiment - and all those hearts!!!!!! (Lovely cute little buttons).

Love Jules xx

Beryl said...

I have to say this really is the loveliest new baby card I've ever seen.
Beryl xx

Shirley said...

She is adorable and I lvoe those ittty bitty hearts too! Great colors and the flowers are great!

Hazel said...

Super card - I love your blog x

Sheila said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lesley.
I love these 8x8's.

Phree said...

Gorgeous card Lesley, really pretty and perfect for a new baby girl.

Isabelle Norris said...

This is so pretty and delicate! love it