Saturday, 4 May 2013

Baby Shower Card

Wow, I must have been asleep to trends for a long time . . . when did Baby Showers make their way from over the pond??

Recently my daughter asked me to make a baby shower card for her friend, well at first I didn't have a clue and pondered on it for a long time but do you know what . . . I really enjoyed making this one . . . so much fun!

This paper stack is perfect for baby boy cards with it's light and airy feel pale blues and greens, plus it's heavily glittered.
You really can't go wrong.

The image is a very old Precious Moments stamp, it was one of the first rubber stamps I bought, you know the kind that is mounted on half a tree trunk, lol!
So glad that times have changed and acrylic stamps came along.
I coloured it up with Copic markers and applied lots of Glamour Dust with my trusty Quickie Glue Pen.

I stamped the image out a couple of times so that I could 3D paper piece the vine leaves and flowers.  I pierced the paper with a pokey tool and hand-stitched with a blue metallic thread.

I think that the dimension is a wee bit clearer on this picture.

The word "BABY" was cut out of one of the paper sheets, there's a whole page of heavily glittered alphabets.  I stamped the word "shower" in ColorBox chalk ink in Light Blue and again applied Glamour Dust over the top.  I used a stamp from the new Home to Nest range from Docrafts "Tags & String", very handy and bang on trend still as bunting doesn't seem to be over yet.

The inside of the card was decorated to match the front design

Again I hand-stitched around the Spellbinders cut out and bottom mat layer.
The upper mat of DP was given a punched edge using a Fiskars punch called "Notebook"

The theme was carried through right to the back of the card where my maker's seal was applied.

I'm entering this card into:

Simply Create Too Challenge #36 - All About Babies
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge - Dies and/or Punches
The ABC Challenge - M for Make it Sparkle (lots of Glamour Dust used!)

Thanks for visiting


Melanie said...

A fabulous card!
Love all those details you put into that card...


Julies Crafty Creations said...

Wow this is stunning Julie Ann, I am sure your daughter and your daughters friends will love it too
Julie x

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous , LOVE that image.
Wendy xx

Chrissy said...

This is so gorgeous Julie Ann, love those papers, and such a cute image,fabulous colouring and love the sparkle..


Claire said...

This is just gorgeous Julie Ann, it appears that baby showers are starting to get more popular over here as I have seen more and more makes. Love the image and fabby colours. Hugs, Claire x

Anonymous said...

Oh this is just adorable, I love the image!
Helen x

Manderly said...

Amazing work, Julie Ann! I spent a long time yesterday just enjoying your creations so much! You are a super talented Lady!
Hugs from your new Teamie,
funny, I didn't know you weren't use to Baby Showers over there! Made me laugh!

dmbennett said...

Beautiful Card. Thanks for joining in at ABC Challenges.

Dawn DT

The-Butterfly said...

seriously cute card! fits the occasion perfectly :)

Mynn xx said...

This is just too cute! LOVE the coloring and the sweet image! Thanks for joining our DT at HOC--good luck! Mynn, Owner HOC Challenge

Nonni said...

I love this card, what a cute stamp! The colors are great too.