Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Another New Baby card!

My friend has just become an Uncle for the first time. He wanted something pretty and pink and cute. I hope I met his brief =)

I used the Life is Good collection by Echo Park. I don’t use this pack enough – I just love these papers! The designs are just so gorgeous.
My card design was inspired by these recent cards of mine; the glittery Mother’s Day card, the stencilled Father’s day card and the ele-phantastic card. I used an element from each of these very different cards to create this new baby one. And you know what? I love it.

[Note: You can check out my videos at my YT Channel for the first two cards to learn how to make this one.]

Monday, 22 August 2011

New Baby “Welcome” card

Don’t you just love this Baby Giraffe stamp by Imaginisce? The actual stamp is smaller than this image but I needed it to be much larger as the focal point for the card, so I stamped it, scanned it in, and made it bigger in Photoshop, then quickly clear embossed the printed image before the ink dried.

The guy I made this card for wanted it to reflect the new Dad’s career (police force) so I included the checkerboard police logo as the background focal. This is why I needed the giraffe to be so much bigger – to tone down the very striking checkerboard effect of the logo! The shooting star is to incorporate the baby’s brother whose name is ‘Cosmo’. Cute name, huh?

Then I just inked the Basic Grey White Chocolate Chip micro stickers with some pink chalk ink, stamped a sentiment from Woodware’s Jane’s Script stamp set, and the card was complete!