Sunday, 19 April 2009

A Card for the New Granddad

I made this card to give to my hubby on the arrival of Seraphie Ann this week, I just thought I would make him feel a bit more part of all the celebrations. And guess what he was thrilled with it and has it on display on his desk where he works. My hubby is such a sweetheart and I know he would have liked to have gone to visit his new family addition but unfortunately hes working this weekend and wasnt able to, so thought this might cheer him up a bit.

I used another of the Sugar Nellie stamps from Funky Kits, its one of the Little Cotton Rabbits I felt this one was quite appropriate, onto white card and coloured it with my Karisma pencils, then cut it out completely. The chair is one of the Whiff of Joy stamps and this was also coloured with my Karisma pencils and cut out completely, I then stuck the Rabbits onto the chair.

The base card is an A4 piece of white card folded in half, I printed onto semi-gloss photo paper the Cute Companions image and cut it down to fit onto a piece of pink Pearlescent card, then stuck this to the base card leaving enough room on the right hand side to put a greeting. This was done by using my computer to create a vertical greeting, then printed again onto photo paper, cut out and mounted onto a strip of pink pearlescent card.

I then stuck the rabbits onto this image, then used a clear varnish to paint over them to make them shine like the photo paper. The greeting was then stuck to the card on the right.

I want to thank all of you who left me such lovely comments yesterday after my first attempt with the Copic pens, I appreciate that a lot, its very scary when you try something new and it was certainly for me, so THANK YOU.


Poppy said...

lovely card Shirley.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Shirley :)
Love how you added the image!
Have a wonderful Sunday
Hugs, Marlene x

Julie said...

Hi Shirley, lovely card, thought I recognised that fireplace, I have that cd. I love how you have used other animals than the mice.

Do you have the mice, I can stamp you some if you havent because I have them all.

Julie x

Anonymous said...

Hi Shirley, you are so thoughtful and sweet, your card is lovely, a great way to use the image.. well done. Enjoy what is left of your Sunday. hugs rachxx

Saskia said...

I love this card.... cute scene!!!! So original!!


Riet said...

what a beautiful card Shirley.

hugs Riet.x

Jamee said...

that is such a cute card!!!