Friday, 30 January 2015

Welcome Little One


I have put together a very pretty card today as I went off to a local craft shop and fell in love with the new dies by Sweet Dixie

I also wanted to use one of the lovely gingham backing papers that are actually free – yes free, the papers can be found by clicking here
while you are there you really do need to be checking out the mega bundles that I use so often now and if you have an electronic die cutting machine there’s plenty there for you too

 So on to my card!
As well as buying a few dies I also bought a few packs of this lovely doubled sided pearlescent card in pink, pale pink and black.
I used my own book mega dies by Go Kreate and using the largest size I cut out in the pink card, then a size smaller cut out the pale pink and a size smaller cut out the lovely pinky purple gingham backing paper. On the screen the gingham is clearly pink but I have printed it 3 times and come through the same colour.

I scored down the centre of all 3 pages, then used the edge of my desk to light bow the pages. Using wide double sided foam tape I added a piece down the spine of all 3 layers and once they were in place I added a small piece of foam tape in the centre of the pages to hold the shape.

Using the pink card I cut out the beautiful pram and rattle using the die by Sweet Dixie called Pram and Rattle and number SDD053, it cut beautifully and 1st time too. I had planned on sticking the pram to the gingham card but it just didn’t look right so I cut the 4th size page using the pale pink card, but this time I folded it in half and cut 1cm off on the folded edge. I used Cosmic Shimmer pva glue to stick the pram onto the pale pink page the put to one side for now. 

On the other piece of light pink I stamped Little One in purple Versafine ink and covered with WOW clear embossing powder and heated up.

The spine of the card had a length of wide rainbow ribbon stuck down it then a length of stitched edge grosgrain ribbon on top and secured at the back.

Next I added double sided tape to the 2 pale pink pages but just along the edge near the spine, added a square of foam tape to the back and stuck the rattle across the bottom right hand corner using Cosmic Shimmer pva.

On the left page I stuck a pair of pretty hand knitted mini booties below the stamped words using wide double sided tape. Using the same ribbon as I had used on the booties I threaded apiece through a silver dummy and another piece was used to tie a bow, I used a tiny 1mm thick sticky pad to hold the ends of the ribbon and another on top of it to hold the bow.

And that left a little decoration which was simply 3 pretty pink glitter cluster gems, 1 on the centre of each wheel and one in the centre of the bow on the pram.

If you like the mini booties and want to know more then please leave a comment or email me

I do hope you like this card and don’t forget, click the link above which will take you to the freebies area of The Printable Craft Shop

See you again tomorrow