Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Birdies "And Baby Makes Three" Congratulations Card

A friend of mine is expecting a little bundle of joy and I made this congratulations card for her.  Not a traditional baby congrats card I know but I fell in love with the sweet embossing folder and I thought it would work really well to convey "and baby makes three"!  I used three different colours of Core'dinations CS and scuffed all the embossing to bring out the details.  The card is A6 size and made with Crumb Cake CS.  I matted the embossed layer onto Early Espresso CS, added Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon and popped up the sentiment banner.  I cut out the birdies separately, added gem eyes and popped them up.

I found one complete 12" x 12" sheet of Magenta 'Robin's Nest' paper in my stash and thought it would be good to use it to make an envelope for the card to keep the birdie theme going.  I love my SU! Diagonal Plate for making envelopes and it might just mean I can make a dent in my paper stash!

I used a strip of the paper inside the card to tie it all together.

Stamps: SU! Curly Cute, So Happy For You & Four Frames sets
CS: SU! Crumb Cake & Early Espresso, Core'dinations Amazon, French Roast & light brown

Patterned paper: Magenta Robin's Nest
Ink: SU! Early Espresso
Tools: Crafts Too 'Tweet Tweet' embossing folder, MFT Fishtail Flags Stax die, SU! Decorative Label punch, Spellbinders Labels Trio die, SU! Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, corner rounder punch
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon, rhinestone jewels, ultrafine sand paper, 3d foam pads



Vicky Hayes said...

I like an off the wall baby card too Ruth and this one is charming. I love the coordinating envelope too. Vicky x

Margaret said...

Love this idea! In a stack of traditional baby cards, this one is sure to stand out! The paper for the envelope is beautiful and goes so well with the card!