On Tuesday night I went out for the first time in a long time without the kids....lol....And I met up with 5 fab freinds that I used to work with. I worked with them for about 8 years, but left that company about 5 or 6 years ago. It's been a couple of years since i've seen most of them, but it was like we had never been apart. What a fab night I had, I didn't stop laughing and ate way too much!!
Anyway one of them has recently become a nanny and her daughter, who i've known since she was a youngster is the proud mum of a beautiful baby boy. So I couldn't go without making a card for her daughter and this is it.
First of all I used three cute baby animals from my Kanban clear stamps set,
I masked them up and tried to make them look like a group together.
I have to confess I did initially do a completely different design where these were stamped directly on, hated it, so cut these off to use on something else, as I was happy with how they had turned out, even if I wasn't happy with the rest!
They were stamped with Impress dye ink (yes I should've used my pigment ink as I was embossing!) but I managed to still get some powder to stick, not fantastic but still a lovely little shine to the edges. They were then coloured with Promarkers.
After cutting them out, I added them to a mat with a scalloped edge, I first used a little bit of pine green distress ink just to take some of the bright whiteness away (a bit difficult to see in the photos as it was so suttle). I first masked off the scalloped pieces though so that this part remained white, this helps it to still pop I think.
To make sure it was personalised I printed and cut out a circle (with the silhouette) for placement behind my cute animals, I welded baby's name around the circle so that these letters also cut out too and added some soft brown cardstock behind the lettering, to give them a bit of definition.
I then added my other layers/mats, including some gorgeous glittery cardstock from 'summer breeze' collection, as not only did it at that bit of sparkle, but i felt the colours matched well with the rest of the card, as it has bright tones mixed in with the softer tones.
The finishing touch was to add a paper ribbon across the card, with congratulations and a few hearts and kisses on.
This was the finished card:
Challenges I want to enter:
Silhouette Challenges- Welding letters
Little Miss Muffet - chl 68 - Sketch
Bizzy Becs - Stitching
Kitty Bee Designs - chl 7 - Babies
Simon wednesday challenge - Animal Antics