Friday, December 02, 2016

Baby cards

 A few baby cards for my stash!!  I started my first card with a lavender card, added striped decorative paper, added white seam binding on the right hand side and tied a bow on the bottom third before adding my layered sentiment (SU).  The sentiment is a digital image which I printed on white cardstock and trimmed to size before layering onto lavender cardstock which is cut just a bit long on the right hand side.  I trimmed that edge with scalloped decorative scissors and then pierced each scallop with a push pin.
The next two feature focal elements which I created in the process of making birth announcements for my grand daughter last fall.  For the left hand card I layered the laser printed and embossed background onto the front of a lavender card after I had added a length of purple seam binding.  I added the cute little elephant layered element over the seam binding using 3D foam tape and tied a short piece of seam binding with one single knot to the one on the front to simulate a bow.

  I layered my laser printed greeting onto a label punchie (SU) and adhered it to the card using 3D foam tape. For the right hand card, I created a background using colour printed background paper in purples on lavender cardstock, punched the one side using an eyelet border punch (SU) and then embossed a line using my score tool which helps add texture and define the edge of the colour printing.  To add still more texture I embossed it with the Swiss Dot embossing folder.  I added a length of white gros grain ribbon to the background before adhering it to my white card front. I layered my laser printed greeting punchie to a purple label punchie (SU) and adhered it over the ribbon with 3D foam tape after I added my little elephant focal element to the right hand side.   Was fun to work with different colours and supplies!!  Therese