Friday, May 16, 2014

Baby Blues


I made a card last weekend ready to teach at card class, but I was singularly uninspired, and it took me for ever to make just a simple card ....

The patterned paper was embossed with a dotted swirl, and this was emphasised with some direct to paper inking.

The cradle was a diecut oval with a section cut out.  Some lace was added down the side of the hood of the cradle, and the edges sponged.

The cradle was then 'suspended' by ribbon

and a congratulations sign hung from the base of the crib.

Oh how plain, and I could not get past it ........

So then at class I showed how to use the negative die cut to form a mask, and sprayed it with a pale blue iridescent spray.

Still not happy with it, I today added some second generation stamping with a background stamp (again using the mask), then added another layer of spray.

This is the final product, which I am now happy with.

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Dawn T said...

Have to say your final product is much better than the first photo. The added shine and stamp gives so much texture and interest to the cradle. Great design.

Laura said...

The cradle needed something and you found it - it looks great with the shimmer and texture.
Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons

jimlynn said...

Final product - beautiful! Love the use of the spray on that darling little cradle. So pretty and just perfect for a baby!

Becky said...

This is fabulous Maxine. Awesome textures.

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a great card for the stamp club- fun technique to learn and how neat to see the change with the addition of the spray!

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty baby card!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! What a lot of love went into this adorable card. You are so creative and amazing!

Claire said...

Lovely card, love the colours, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this month.
C xx

Unknown said...

Such a cute card - love the cradle and the effect you've used is really pretty :-) Thank you so much for joining us over at Flat Friends - hope you have a lovely week, Em xx

Arlene said...

Love the monochromatic card, full of fun and happiness.

So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

Jo Ann said...

What a great baby card. We are blessed that you joined our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I want to encourage you with God's Word in Ephesians 6:7 which says, "Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people."

Hugs and blessings,

Unknown said...

What a sweet baby card! I love the added textures! Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Anything Goes#5

Susan Renshaw said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I am sure any new Mum would be delighted to receive this card! Love the use of ribbon and lace - just perfect for our challenge at JFF.

Marie Richardson said...

Fab card love how you have changed the look of the pram by stamping over it.
Thanks for joining us this month over at Just For Fun challenge blog.
Good Luck with the challenge
Marie (DT for JFF)

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for sharing your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for May - hope to see you again soon. x

fatmonica said...

It's a lovely card,very effective.Thanks for sharing it at Sarah Hurley365