Saturday, 28 January 2012
New baby Girl
Im safely back from my few days away – and I am so ready to get on and craft – maybe not tonight though as I feel drained! It really was a super few days away – so thank you to Ida & David for sharing their beautiful home with us – to Lynn and friends for the happy chatter and gifts – and finally a HUGE extra special thank you to a wonderful friend JAE – it wouldnt have happened had it not been for you – it was fab been with you!!
So – to the card....
Today I am sharing a beautiful new baby card I made last week for another very special frind Pat and her hubby George who became very proud Great Grandparents to HAYLEY
The kit is from Crafts You Print and is called... Giant Easel Tableau 3D Baby Girl Card Kit by Valerie Dawes
Like most of the giant easel kits it consists of 6 sheets to be printed which is a lot – especially when you see that you need just one element from one of the sheets – but never mind – its well worth it!
I used the Crafters Companion Stick & Stay to attach 2 pages of printing to white card stock – then cut out everything I needed – there is a lot of cutting to do – some of it quite tricky – but again its worth taking your time and doing it properly!
Once the base (easel) was cut out I scored and folded well – I tend to score then fold one way, open it up and fold the opposite way – then back to how I need it!
The plate was next – this was on card to make it sturdier – and I have taken to adding a small square of Velcro tape to the bottom of the plate with the other part of it to the base of the easel – I find this keeps the main image in place as sometimes they are top heavy and fall over...
Anyway – back to the card – I added the decoupage – shaping with a bone folder before sticking in place with 1mm thick sticky pads
I really wasn’t happy with several areas of the card – like one of the stand up panels that had printed flowers but they were so pale and washed out – so I used my Woodware Daisy punches in 3 different sizes to make 5 shades of pink clusters held in place with a white flower shaped brad. They look so much nicer – in my opinion, they were held in place with silicone glue.
Also on the plate the bib and booties were printed ok but the bows on them were hardly visible – so I took a length of very narrow white satin ribbon, chose a promarker that was close to the shade of pink in the decoupage and simply ran the chisel tip nib across the ribbon – perfect pink ribbon!!! I then tied the tiniest of bows and stuck them in place again with silicone glue.
My last few additions – to the balloon sentiment panel I added my chosen text before printing the sheet but I attached a pretty pastel pink dotty ribbon bow to the balloons covering the printed one and also the same ribbon was used to make a bow for around the Teddy Bears neck. I added a few pretty gems to some of the flowers and a flick of glitter here and there
I printed a lovely verse to a sheet of copier paper and cut it out then stuck to the underneath support panel of the easel
I was so pleased with the finished card as was Pat – I think she will be keeping this card along with a few others that she was given in the card class!
Thank you for looking.....any comments or questions – please feel free to ask!
Till the next time.....