Thursday, 19 June 2014

New Baby!!

No it's not an announcement, so you can relax now mum and dad :D 

New Baby is the theme of the card I have made for this week's Papermill Special Offer 'Light Ivory Smooth' 270gsm card.  (from just £5 for a small box approx 75-80 sheets).  You''ll find all the current 'special offers' in this section, link HERE.  New Offers usually start on a Thursday and previous offers may still be available so do check regularly. (as always the materials list and challenges entered are at the bottom).

I wanted to make something pretty and delicate this week.  I was trying to decide whether to go blue or pink as the contrast to the lovely Light Ivory colour of this card.  I decided to go pretty in pink and as the name of the papermill pink card is 'Baby Pink' it was the obvious choice.
I like shaped cards and I like cards that are tactile, if they can move a little it is always fun.  So I created a card with a gentle scalloped shape that does rock a little if you gentle nudge it.  I used my cricut mini to cut the pink base shape and cut the 'paper-cut' style overlay from the Light Ivory card which is lovely and smooth and perfect for overlaying.  The 'paper-cut' design features a little tree and leaves with a little birdy standing on a branch.  I didn't want to make it too busy by adding lots of colour, so decided that a little stickles glitter glue would highlight the bird and maintain the delicate look.

I die-cut a sentiment and sentiment mat using my Big Shot and dies from Tonic and Tattered Lace.  Attaching it to the card with a 3D foam pad to add  a little height.  A pretty pink bow at the top highlights the 'New Baby' wording.  I gave the little bird a pink faux gem eye too.
 Looking a the card I felt it needed something extra around the edges, my first thoughts were lace or ribbons, but felt they would mask the scalloped edges and I wanted to keep the card more simple in shape.  I found my Card Candi!!  love this stuff, but it tends to migrate all over the house!!  Anyway a few card candis were attached around the outside interspersed with faux half pearls, these conveniently spaced around into the scalloped shapes.  I love how this card turned out, especially by keeping the colour palette simple, so I must make that blue version too.

Materials Used:
Light Ivory Smooth 'offer' card - Papermill Direct

Baby Pink card - Papermill Direct
Sentiment Dies - Tattered Lace

Sentiment base panel Die- Tonic 
Stickles Glitter Glue in 'Star Dust'
Pink Card Candi - Craftwork Cards
Faux half pearls, Faux pink gem & pink satin ribbon from my crafty stash.

Challenges Entered:
Challenge #221 'Shaped Cards' - Fab 'n' Funky Challenges

June 'Anything Goes' Challenge - Sisters of Craft

Why not pop over and see what my papermill teamies have got up to this week too?: