Monday, March 18, 2013

Its Baby Time!

Hi there! Its been impossible to get to my blog in the past three weeks.  Life has been so busy and there are just not enough hours in the day.  I guess if there were more hours then I would be more tired. What I really need is to split myself in two. That would work.
Anyway I am here now and I thought you would like to see what I have made for my niece and her husband on the birth of their new little bundle of joy. I sat up till 2am on Sunday morning to try to get this finished but had to get up early to finish it off the next morning.
I bought the frame from Ikea for $14.95.  Each background piece is 5.5 x 5.5cm. The actual pictures are 5 x 5cm. I have used various stamp sets and I am sure you will recognise that most of them are discontinued.  There are others that I could have used but all too big. I hope they like it.

This card is actually a copy of Alisa Tilsner from Port Lincoln, South Australia. I found the idea in the Australian Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft magazine in Vol 19, No 1.
Alisa has coloured her flowers in using SU! Rose Red.  I love the technique Alisa has used.
What you need to do is stamp your image using Whisper White Craft Ink Pad and then using White Embossing powder to emboss the image. Using your Aqua Pen along with the Whisper White Ink, colour in the whole image trying not to go out of the lines. Once that has dried you then need to clean your Aqua Pen and I used Baja Breeze ink to colour my flowers starting off lighter and then darker highlighting the areas I wanted darker. I love the image all coloured in white too. Very delicate.
I have used Crumb Cake Cardstock and the stamp sets I have used are Bordering on Romance and Loving Thoughts.

The next card is the one I am using for Ngaire Anderson's Stamparoo swaps.  The theme is the new mini catalogue. I have used Cherry Cobbler and Midnight Muse cardstock. Cherry Cobbler stamp Pad for the image. The DSP is called Parker's Patterns. The stamp set is Just Thinking. A very simple card and the girls will be pleased tonight as I have prepared everything so they only need to piece it together.  We usually have quite a few swaps to make on the night so it can get quite late. I quite like the colours of this card and nice to have one that you can use as a masculine card.

I made the next one for our grandson whose birthday is next Tuesday. I found a card online that had 16 cupcakes in the pop up inside. I started to make this card but thought it was too difficult for my workshop on the weekend so I designed one that had only four. I have made the gift box pop up card before but I found this needed a little more effort.  Because I used three different coloured glitters and due to the pop up section I decided to prep this one a bit more. The girls only had to make the cupcake on the front. I thought too much different coloured glitter would be too much floating around. One of my girls does not like working with glitter and lucky this time she was unable to attend due to a course she was on. I have used Window Frame Framelits for this card. The Create a Cupcake Stamp set and the punch to go with it. On my original card I used Crystal Effects on the cherry but omitted it from this card. Might do it later.  My daughter always wanted a pop up book when she was little so she will appreciate this card for her son.

 The last card is one that I made for our niece's baby.  I found this one online Creations by AR here.  Adela has made up a tutorial where you can buy it for $5.00. Her card is a very tiny one which measures 11x9cms closed.  I enlarged my pattern to 16.5x14cms. Where Adela's card will fit onto an A4 size cardstock all in one piece, mine does not.  I made the join at the bottom and just extended the button up part to the back which form the part that does not open. The card opens at the top. All you need to do is life the collar out from the Brad and walla! there you have it. The tiny ones that Adela made are just gorgeous. Adela also does a little Gift box pattern which is included with your purchase. There is also a gorgeous baby girl card with tulle. There are different designs of jumpsuits as well. Go ahead check her site out. You may find something else you like.

Baby jumpsuit card closed.
Baby jumpsuit card open.

Well thats about it for now. Remember Sale-A-Bration ends this Friday 22nd March so if you need anything and you spend over $100 you will be entitled to a free gift. Thanks for popping by:)

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