Wednesday, 15 May 2013

The baby girl card completed.

Afternoon Everyone,

Just though I'd share the completed baby girl card, as seen on my desk in this morning's WOYWW post.

When planning - I use the term loosely, it would be more apt to say when rummaging around looking for inspiration - I discovered I had two embossing folders that featured buttons and a length of ribbon that also featured ribbons ... I call that serendipitous :) So I used one for the backing and one to create a border on the topper. The little babygro, or 'onesy', was stamped on the topper and then stamped once more, coloured with ProMarkers, trimmed and, finally, 'decoupaged' to the topper. Not showing up at all in the photo is the touch of crystal Stickles on the baby's rattle ... you can just about see the little bunny is holding it. 

Just a tiny stamp in the corner of the inside finishes the card.

Materials: 
  • smooth pink and white cardstock 
  • Darice Buttons EF; Cuttlebug Just My Type EF Collecton, Button Border 
  • Stamps - Special Occasion (the 'onesy' and a new baby), from Papercraft Magazine and All Occasion stamp set for A Baby Girl (no idea where this set came from) 
  • ProMarkers - Baby Pink, Sandstone, Ice Grey 1
  • Ink pads - Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog, Colourbox Cat's Eye, Rouge 
  • Docrafts Forever Friends Kraft Notes Collection button patterned ribbon 
  • Stickles, Crystal 
  • heart-shaped button and embroidery silk in toning shade from stash
Surprisingly, not one snippet, leftover or scrap went into the making of the card ... I must be slipping!

As I sit here tapping away on the keyboard the most delicious aroma is drifting up and around me. The EM is making one of his fruit cakes, low fat and low sugar, just for me ... how lucky am I :))

It's back to Julia's place now - there's more WOYWWing folk to visit and I have an hour or so before Pointless.  For those of you outside the UK who may not have seen Pointless, it's a game show, the point of which is to find the most obscure answer to gain as few points as possible in order to eventually win whatever money is up for grabs. The EM and I enjoy the challenge but we are absolutely pitiful if the questions is on sport, especially football!
Hope you are all having a good day.

Happy crafting,

9 comments:

Marie-Louise said...

I just love this card Elizabeth. Great embossing folder.

Angie said...

What a lovely cute baby card ....everything just clicked in to place perfectly.
Is it the boiled cake which I have to say was yummy ....or a new recipe ...if the latter ...please can I have it. xx

Jackie said...

What a delightful card, so sweet :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, sweet card.
luv
Debby

coops said...

wow so gorgeous Elizabeth. I love the sweet babygro and fab embossing ;D

xx coops xx

coops said...

wow so gorgeous Elizabeth. I love the sweet babygro and fab embossing ;D

xx coops xx

scrappymo! said...

So glad to see the close up. Thos embossing folders and the matching ribbon where a great find!
Beautiful card.

Sandra H said...

So beautiful Elizabeth x

Di said...

Di again - playing catch up! LOVE this card - and the button embossing folder and ribbon were a real stroke of luck and genius!

I watch Pointless each evening too - it's my daily 'brain workout' - generally as I'm pottering in the kitchen!

Hugs, Di xx