Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Simple card for a baby boy

Morning bloggers,

It is 10.30 am here in Jakarta as I post this card. The weather is a bit cloudy and it may soon be pouring... 

Hope you all are doing well - keeping warm and staying healthy. I do hope that March brings better weather - hopefully the daffodils will be out by then.

I made this card on creamy, vanilla cardstock. 

The scallop edged oval has been die cut using my Sizzix dyes. 

The embossed flowers are from Cuttlebug.

The embossed pram is from Sizzix - had it lying with me for 7 years and used it for the first time!

For the distressed effect I used Jim Holtz ranger inks - broken china.

I coloured in the pram with Do craft pastel chalks and rubbed glitter glue on top.

The shiny ground below the pram was made with left over glitter glue in the tube which was a waste really but I somehow managed to retrieve it. I cut the glitter glue tube in the centre and dragged out the remaining dried up glitter glue with a satay stick and stuck it on this card...

The sentiment is handwritten and the faux stitching is done with Sakura nail pens (which belong to Zeenya). They have a special 3 D effect on paper which looks really cool. 

Ever since I discovered how nice these Sakura nail pens are, I have conveniently in my art and craft drawer! Keepers are owners!!!

I know this is a rather common place card but I did enjoy making it.

Have a nice day, afternoon, evening (or goodnight) depending on where you are!




jimlynn said...

It's beautiful!!! Love all the shimmer and shine. Such a cute image and love that embossing folder too. Wonderful card.

Shirley-Anne said...

Hi Monica , hope you are well
Wow love that embossing .

Philippa said...

Lovely ... great embossing!

Karin said...

Hi Monica :) Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment...I love your embossed baby card! Very resourceful of you to use up the glitter glue, rather than just tossing it. Our craft supplies are precious, right? Hope you have a great day and and may we meet again :)

Terry Oulboub said...

I love the simplicity of this card, Monica, because you can see the beautiful embossing and the lovely ink distressing you did. Getting the glitter glue out was great because look how wonderful it worked on the pram. This is quite nice, indeed!

Jane said...

Beautiful baby card xx

Unknown said...

Monica! I love your card and what a perfect one to give for a new baby boy! Yep, Keepers are owners!!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Terrific baby boy card!!! Love the embossed details and that you cut out the center of that panel!
Love the faux stitching too!!!

Aud said...

Lovely card plain and simple but nice. I have left something on my blog for you hope you will accept. Aud

viji said...

Thankyou Monica for entering into my blog and your lovely comment.
i too viewing your blog now and it is very pretty.
I love this card .