Saturday, 4 April 2009

A Card for our New Granddaughter

Todays card has been made to celebrate the coming birth of our new Granddaughter, she is due any day now so I thought it was time to prepare ourselves and to be ready for the big event.

I have used one of Janet Roberts new stamps, to be honest I have used both the girl stamps, the second one Ive used on the inside but I havent taken a photo of that so you will have to excuse me for that one. Janet creates the most gorgeous designs and I absolutely love them and thought when I first saw it on her website that this is exactly what I needed to make a new baby card, you will find all her beautiful stamps at she even has a blogcandy offer as well on the new ones.

Anyway I have stamped the image onto white card and coloured it with my Karisma colouring pencils, I also stamped an extra head to decoupage on top. Once Id done this I cut it out with one of my Nestabilitie Label Dies, and used a piece of Pink Pearlescent Card for the larger one Ive mounted it onto.

The base card is a A3 piece of white card cut to a 8"x8" size, and on top of this I have layered the Pink Pearlescent card and the of the patterned papers Ive used, I actually printed these out from one of my craft cds. Then for the second layer I have used my Martha Stewart border punch on another piece of Pink Pearlescent card and the second of the backing papers, the pearlescent card being the top layer and used a wide Pink Organza ribbon around the two, then stuck it to the base card.

Ive then stuck my mounted image on top of this with some foam tape. The stamped greeting is one of the Just-Rite oval stamps which I have done again onto white card and cut this out with my Oval Nestabilitie die, this also was stuck to the card with foam.

To finish of the card I have created some large multi flowers and with a pearl brad have attached them to the top right and bottom left of my card, but to add just a little something more on the bottom one I have used a Heart Jewel that I bought while at the NEC this year, I thought she could use it when she was older as a necklace maybe. The last little touch was the three pink heart buttons with a piece of ribbon threaded threw the holes and tied off.


Anonymous said...

this is beautiful Shirley, not long now.. you must all be getting very excited.. hugs rachxx

Janet said...

Oh Wow Shirley it's gorgeous!! I love the sentiment too! Must be quite a big sized card as the baby stamp is quite big....Love it!!

Janet said...

Oh just read the post it is an 8x8!

Thank you for the lovely comments about my designs!!X

Riet said...

ohh woww Shirley,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colour.

hugs Riet.xx

Nannieflash said...

Thank you Girls for the lovely comments, My hubby is like a cat with two tails, hes really excited about this second grandchild, hes always said he didnt want to be a Granddad, but my grandchildren love him to bits, though my eldest does call him Gromps and thats sort of stuck. And Janet thank you as well for giving me the images to use, you know you are one clever lady. love and hugs to you all Shirleyxxxxxx

Sue said...

aww Shirley what a gorgeous card, luv that image think i need it, not long to wait now, sue.x

Anonymous said...

So cute, love it :)
Marlene x

Poppy said...

aww lovely card Shirley, not long to wait now. I have been looking at your photo and just wondered if I have met you at Jill's shop?

Linnie said...

ahh your card is beautiful you must be sooo excited

Denise said...

Very cute! Love that sweet baby image.

Bev said...

Too cute for words Shirley, the papers and colours are fab. I think I need to get the girl images, I have the little boy and love it xx