Monday 12 March 2018

baby christening

for the card:
  • LOTV- baby christening
  • LOTV- for her sentiments
  • LOTV- vintage labels occasions
  • tattered lace- circle dies
  • LOTV- country lady paper pad
  • memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • copics- skin:E50,51,21,93. window:E31,43,55,57,59.BG70. dress:Wo,1,2,3. pink:R81,83,95,56.RV91. green:YG93
  • kraft cardstock
  • vintage lace ribbon
  • paper roses 
 I cut my background papers to size and glued the top section directly to the card blank. I added ribbon to the top edge of the second piece, securing the ribbon ends on the reverse, then glued this onto the front of my card blank. I stamped and coloured my main image on Neenah cardstock, then die cut into a circle. I diecut a larger circle from kraft to mat and layer. I created a custom sentiment by combining several stamps and masking off certain sections to create the saying I wanted. I die cut this into a smaller circle and again matted with a larger kraft layer. Once all of the elements were prepared, I decided on my floral arrangement. As I was using paper roses on wires, I put small holes into the toppers where I would need them and pushed the wire through. I added a small amount of glue directly beneath each rose, then for extra security, I taped the wire in place at the back of the topper.(If you were using flowers without wires or prefer to cut the wires off, you would attach the topper to the card then simply glue the flowers on using hot glue or silicon glue gel.) Finally, I added the completed toppers to my card using foam for dimension.

for the box:
  • a3 kraft cardstock
  • lawn fawn- Finley's ABCs
  • LOTV- country lady paper pad
As the flowers are raised from the card, I made a simple box with lift off lid to fit my card perfectly, instead of an envelope. I then decorated the lid with die cut letters to spell out the name, using the left over paper from the card. I think this adds an extra personal touch and a professional finish.

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  1. That's the sweetest! Love the "quilted" panel, ties in so nicely! Thank you for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. What a sweet card! I love the adorable image, so perfect for the occasion. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players!