03 February 2010

Baby Carriage

Our friends, Paul and Jen, had a baby girl today! YAY!! Her name is Naomi Faith, she weighed in at 6 lbs 10 oz and 20 inches long. After an incorrect epidural and 16 hours of labour, mother and baby are doing well - they are both very tired, though!

Jeff and I went to see them today, and this is the card I made:

Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Sweet Pretty DSP (retired now)
Tools: Scallop Edge punch
Accents: Silver Brads, White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

For this card, I cut out a regular card-sized piece of card stock and folded it with the boner, and since I don't have a circle cutter or BigShot (yet), I used one of our huge tea mugs and traced over it, making sure there was still enough room on the left to fold the card. Then I cut out the wedges.

I traced that shape onto a piece of the DSP and cut that out too, needing to trim it to be a closer fit once it was glued on.

I used the scallop edge punch to punch out the trim, and after it was punched, I trimmed the pieces to be 1/2" thick.

I used bottle lids for the wheels for the carriage, and stuck brads in the center. But this time, I ran out of snail *gasp* and so I had to use tape to adhere the wheels :( But that turned out okay.

I used this sticky strip that my mom got me from the dollar store to stick the ribbon on. You peel back the cover, and stick whatever it is that you're sticking onto the sticky sheet, and then the sticky-ness is stuck to your item, and it sticks really well to your cardstock! It's called Microdots.


01 February 2010

Manly Cards

Here are some of the masculine cards that I made for Dave - an extended order for encouragement cards:

Stamp Sets: Thank You Kindly, Seeing Spots
Card Stock: Pacific Point, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Pacific Point

Stamp Set: A Year of Sweet Sentiments (Taylored Expressions)
Card Stock: Not Quite Navy (with Whisper White on the inside) and Really Rust (with Very Vanilla on the inside)
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Really Rust
Tools: Large Oval punch, White Gel Pen

Stamp Sets: Inspired by Nature, So Many Sayings
Card Stock: Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Old Olive
Tool: Brayer

I know you have seen the last card before, but the grass was black, and I think it looks better with the grass in Old Olive, makes it look more like grass. But Whisper White is harder to brayer on than the walmart white, which is what I had used before. The Whisper White cardstock has a bit of a sheen to it, and the walmart white is a bit more "porous", if you know what I mean. But the card does look acceptable.

I hope you like them!