Thursday, September 27, 2007

Baby Card

Hello, I've made a baby boy card today to share with you but it could easily be changed to a baby girl card by using different coloured papers.
The instructions are in three stages - the round topper, 'baby' letters and the card assembly.
The round topper:
Step 1:
Stamp a suitable baby image with black stazon onto white card.
Step 2:
Use a circle punch to punch the stamped image, turn the punch over so you can see where to cut the circle.
Step 3:
Use watercolour pencils to colour the image.

Step 4:

Ink around the edges of your stamped image with charcoal chalk ink and layer onto a slightly larger blue circle using foam pads to give dimension and chalk around the edges again.

Step 5:

Punch a scalloped circle from white card using a large punch, doodle and ink the edges

Step 6:

Glue the white circle onto a slightly larger blue circle and ink around the edges.

Step 7:

Mat the stamped image onto the scalloped circle using foam pads.

The 'baby' letters

Step 1:

Cut letters from blue cardstock using a die cutting machine, electronic cutting machine or with scissors.

Step 2:

Doodle around the edges with a fine black pen

Step 3:

Use a cuttlebug embossing folder to emboss the letters

Assembling the card:

Step 1:

Cover a square card blank with patterned paper and ink around the edges with charcoal chalk ink.

Step 2:

Glue a strip of white ric rac across your card.

Step 3:

Use foam pads to attach your topper over the strip of ric rac.

Step 4:

Glue the 'baby' letters under the topper.

I specifically chose patterned paper that looked like it had lots of strips of ribbon running across it and added the ric rac to give extra detail to the card.

(Patterned paper by Flair Designs, ric rac from Fenwicks, punches by Dovecraft and EK Success, rubber stamp by Studio G, font for 'baby' letters stovetop, Cuttlebug embossing folder)

You could easily make this into a girl card by substituting the blue paper for pink paper and if you aren't sure of the sex of the new baby try something that isn't the typical blue or pink.

Have fun and don't forget to check back on Saturday for details of our fabulous prize draw. Andrea xx


Alter Me said...

Andrea, it is lovely :0)

Belfastgirl said...

Andrea, this is just beautiful...

My Paper World said...

Gorgeous, and the instructions are great!

Storm's House said...

Beautiful card, I love this site :)

Susan said...

Gorge card and love the step-by-step guide.

Annette said...

Your cards are gorgeous Andrea and you make perfection look so easy!