Flourish baby shower card

April 7th, 2014

My work colleague went on maternity leave, and before she left we went to her baby shower.  I did a card for the group present we gave her.  I have done a lot of pastel baby cards and I wanted something a bit more vibrant – I also know that S and I share a love of purple.

Purple baby shower card

Purple baby shower card

Stamp-It flourish collage stamp in Adirondak Eggplant stamped on cream cardstock, edged in purple ink.  Layered on silver paper, and then onto a purple printed japanese paper.  Layered onto more silver, and then onto cream cardstock that has been prepared by stamping flourish from same set along the top and bottom, and edging in purple ink.  White flower edge in purple added to top corner and purple pearl added to the centre.

All stamps (except Congratulations) are from the Stamp-It A5 Set 20 (code: siset020mc) by Mickey Choo, which I got for my birthday last year from Wystii and N.  As with all the Mickey Choo and Laura Koh sets, the stamps are gorgeous – full of filigrees and flourishes and beautiful little touches.  I have a few of these sets, they an unmounted red rubber set that come already mounted on cling foam from a Western Australian company.  Good quality stamps and highly recommended.

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Flower fairy baby

December 16th, 2013

I have been really busy with work, but also doing a lot of cards.  I will put them up over the next few days.

This first one was for my manager’s baby shower, Forget-Me-Not Flower Fairy.  It is one of a set of Flower Fairy images I have, but the first time I have used them.

Forget-Me-Not Flower Fairy

Forget-Me-Not Flower Fairy baby

It is hard to see on the scan, but it is actually a tole card, the flower fairy is 3 layers.  The back layer is the full picture.  The middle layer is the leaves and baby, and the the top layer is just the baby and the leaves it is lying on.  I have used mounting tape between each layer to add dimension.  This has been layered on to some hand made silk paper, then on to a piece of lace top and bottom, and then a patterned flourish paper.  From the same kit as the paper I had some Grand Adhesion flourishies, which are in the top left and bottom right corners, and in the alternate corners around the flower fairy.

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Pink baby card

November 11th, 2013

The lovely receptionist at work recently went on maternity leave, and our team gave her a farewell morning tea.  This is the card I made for her.

Shabby chic baby card

Shabby chic baby card

A4 Pink cardstock folded to A5 size, front edge punched with lace punch border.  Kaisercraft pattened paper (Bonjour Paris collection), right edge trimmed off, then layered on gold paper.  Stampington solid butterfly stamped in Victorian Velvet distress ink, then overstamped with Anna Griffin butterfly.  Layered on pink cardstock on an angle.  White flower swiped with Victorian Velvet ink, adhered to card in corner, then three pink pearls added to the centre.  The inside was white parchement paper that was torn on the edges, swiped with Victorian Velvet ink, and ‘Congratulations’ (PSX stamp) on the right side.

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Sugar and spice

September 15th, 2012

This is a card I made for someone at work who went on maternity leave a few weeks ago.  Gender of baby was unknown, so I went for something to reflect both possibilities.

Sugar and spice baby card

Sugar and spice baby card

This was fun, I used some old papers I hadn’t visited in a while.  I covered a large tag with a fragment that had a flower and a butterfly on it, edged it in ink and then mounted it on gold paper.  Meanwhile I used a striped paper and a crossed paper from the same set (so the colours and tones matched) to put rectangles on the background.  I like the harmonious feel of the whole effect.  I added flowers and gems, and a ribbon to the tag before mounting it to the card.  I also then stamped ‘sugar’ and ‘spice’ in the diagonally opposite corners and edged the card with the same colour ink as the tag.

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baby card

July 17th, 2009

This is for someone at work who is about to have twin girls.  I tried to use the baby stamp twice but it looked stupid, so I just went with one.  I was going for a colourful, funky feel – it is ok, but not what I was trying to achieve.

Ali's baby card

Ali’s baby card

This time I have also scanned the envelope (which I always decorate for hand delivered cards).

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