Thursday, 8 September 2011

Baby's Christening Double Easel

This is my very first attempt at a double easel card.  I didn't use a template (probably a mistake) it was very much trial and error but I sort of got there in the end.

I made this for a friend at work to send to a very special little boy who is turning one and being Christened on the same day.  Hence the need for two cards in one. . .

The papers are all from digital sources printed out on my home printer.  I have realised that these take up a fraction of the space of paper stacks and give brilliant results if you use a good quality paper 
(at least 120 gsm).
The quality of the paper is more important than the quality of the ink used in my very humble opinion.  I use bog standard ink from Tesco and refill the printer cartridges myself (best not tell my printer manufacturer, lol!!)

Granted this can get a bit messy and my fingers have been very odd shades at times and the stuff does not come off easily, but I save lots of cash and still get good results, which is the important thing!!

This baby image is from the Clipart Fairy website.  I printed it out several times to make my own decoupage.  I used Pinflair glue to layer it up.

The little nappy pin, heart button and little blue bows were all from a little local market.

Again this lion image is from the Clipart Fairy website.  I printed it out several times and layered it up to give some matching dimension.

I used a small amount of Stickles Star Dust to give the number one a little bit of  bling.

I used Card Candi and a sentiment cut out for the stop.

A final photograph of the box made to match the card.

The circle sentiment was from the Clipart Fairy website and I glued a plain white button down for embellishment.

Apologies about the photography, I do believe I'm getting worse not better.

Thanks for visiting me,


Anne-Marie said...

Oh, Julie-Ann it's lovely.

Anne-Marie x x

Daniele said...

these are so lovely Julie Ann, I love the Lion one