Sunday, March 2, 2014

Spring . . . New Begining

It's not officially spring, yet.  But the weather in certain parts of the country make you think it is.  And what a perfect time to celebrate the arrival of a new bundle of joy!  
I selected some pretty pattern papers in some beautifully soft hues of spring.  Now I have 3 grandsons, but my granddaughters out number them 4 to 3.  For me, making girly stuff, is sooo much easier than making boy stuff.  So why fight it.
I looked around the internet, and found a super usable sketch for this particular creations, over @ Cardabilites.  Here is their sketch:

I just love all the banner pieces, staggered, and a variety of patterns.  It even has a sentiment banner!

This card was really a lot of fun to make {smile}.  The difficult part was photographing it.  The embossed piece would either look 'black' or a shadow.  urg.  
I heat embossed the sentiment in pewter embossing powder onto vellum card stock.  I used pattern paper from a variety of different companies.  I used a half 4" white paper doily for the scallop trim pieces.   I added a multi-loop bow under my corduroy button for the embellishment.   I added some machine stitching around the border of the card.  I thought it would add a little homespun creativity.
My ribbon piece, is actually two pieces.  I machine sewn the ribbon to the front of the card, with the bakers twine under, created a multi-loop bow, and used the bakers twine to secure the button to the bow.  Here is a photo:

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you get a chance to play along with the wonderful folks @ Cardabilites.  This card will be for sale at the Spring Craft Fair at the Albuquerque Christian School, March 15, 2014.


Teresa said...

I love your card and love the machine stitching on it, it always makes it just that much better I think :) thanks for joining us on Cardabilites this time...

Vicki Dutcher said...

This is lovely! That congrats is very nice~ Thanks for joining in with Cardabilities!

SmilynStef said...

What a sweet little baby card ... love those wide banners ... so glad you joined us at Cardabilities.