Friday, 4 February 2011

Sketch Saturday 140 - New Baby Card

I’ve actually got around to entering this once again! One of my longstanding schoolfriends had a second child at the beginning of January, and thanks to Panto, I’ve only just had the time to a) find out that she had a girl, and b) make a card! So, I thought I’d make the most of the opportunity and head over to my favourite sketch blog (Sketch Saturday) and take part this week in their current sketch challenge.

Here is the sketch:

Eh Voila - the card:

Image is one of Mo Manning’s gorgeous baby girl digi stamps, coloured with Copics. I didn’t do what is the current Copic style, if you know what I mean – I wanted a more watercolour look so I stuck to very light colours, and very little of them. I also was careful, but not too careful, about colouring within the lines - water colours a rarely perfectly coloured.  There's a fine line between getting this right and wrong!  I then used my southwest corner punch and wrapped pink embroidery floss (it’s a DMC one, but I failed to make a note of the number at the time) around the picture and stuck it to a silver layer. The card has pale pink gingham paper as a base layer, with the lower element made up of white card punched with a Martha Stewart punch, pink card and a white Satin ribbon. There I deviated ever so slightly from the sketch by adding the sentiment “It’s a girl” which is from a Rubbadubbadoo set, and die cut with a Nesties labels die. Flowers and small brads finish it off nicely, methinks!

These photos have, though, made me realise that I REALLY need to sort out a decent light tent and lights for these sorts of photos!  Something to add to the wish list for this year...... hehehehehe


Noreen said...

Cute card, & just right for a new born card xx

scrapadinne said...

Thank you for your comment!

No, it was made that way in the original, but I didn't do that. Mostly because I don't have that kind of thread. I really do need to invest in that kind o thread - a strong and thin one.

Before I stop writing I must say that I adore your card - it's gorgeous and oh so cute!


sandra de said...

What a sweet card. Knew there was a reason I gave you the "Love Blog award". If you want it you have to pop over to my blog. No problem if you don't ... all that linking and posting takes so much time.

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