Wednesday 31 August 2011

Baby Shower

Here I am again - WOW two posts in one day!  I have really missed making cards and today I was asked to make a baby shower card for a friend.  I only had a small amount of time - I really hate deadlines!!!  I would have liked to really play with it a bit more and add some ribbon and more colour but I just didn't have the time. I did pop the rompers up with dimensionals.  I knew the recipient was having a girl but I don't think she wanted others to know so I mixed it up with some blue and green.  Naww, so sad those times are over for me :(   The Slice of Life set from SU came to mind immediately - I had not used it yet so was really looking forward to it.  I dont have much "Baby style" designer paper so I had to make do with the topnote die.

I only had a half hour to come up with something so I was a bit rushed!  The little rompers are coloured with pens and the top note die was embossed with the perfect polka dots embossing folder.  

Stamp Set: A Slice Of Life (Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue), Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Paper: Bashful Blue, Pretty In Pink, So Saffron, Whisper White.
Ink: Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette.
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Machine, Top Note Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Modern Label X-Large Punch, Word Window Punch.  

Father's Day Card

Well I have finally made it back here.  It has been a while....but I managed to make 2 cards today.
The 1st is a Father's Day card just in time for this Sunday.  Masculine cards are always a challenge for me but with the Fly Fishing stamp set I cant lose.  My husband is an avid fly fisherman and cherishes anything with these scenes so I know he will love it.  

The trout is clear embossed and then coloured with pens and ink.  I was trying to get a rainbow trout look which I think came out ok. It is so much nicer in real life as the embossing really makes the trout come alive and feel like it has scales.    I could have coloured water and reeds etc.. but I felt that by keeping it simple it gives the trout pride of place.

Stamp Sets:  Fly Fishing(retired), Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Paper:  Whisper White, Soft Suede, Neutrals DSP, Crumb Cake.
Ink: Soft Suede, VersaMark,
Cool Tools:  Square lattice embossing folder, Bigshot, Mat pack & Paper Piercing tool, Antique Brass Metallic brads.

Thanks For Looking,