Two wonderful things happened over the last month or so & both of them inspired me to create my latest project, a baby boy card.
First off, my youngest Son & his partner Charlotte had a beautiful baby boy on the 22nd August. Little Riley weighed 7lb 4oz & was born in the early hours of the morning.
I was extremely proud to have been there with them from the moment Charlotte’s contractions started to when she was taken to surgery for a cesarean. Unfortunately, little Riley had trouble greeting us on his own, but everything went well & little Riley made his appearance with a good set of lungs on him. I’m very proud of the new parents & our new little addition to the family.
The other great thing is that an online friend contacted me with the news that she needed a new DT member. So I’m proud to say that I am now the new Design Team Member for the Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia challenge blog. Thank you, Jay, for the opportunity.
Lovely Hangler or Sweet Magnolia have new challenges every month with fantastic prizes for the winner. This month the challenge is Anything Goes & the prize is sponsored by Wild Orchid Crafts. If you would like the opportunity to get your hot little hands on some gorgeous flower embellishments then please join us in the ATG challenge.
A Baby Boy Card
With all the excitement of little Riley being born, I simply had to create a baby boy card using the Magnolia Sleeping Baby Tilda stamp.
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The Baby Boy Image:
I started creating this card by stamping the Sleeping Baby Tilda image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto X-Press It Blending Card. I used my MISTI & double stamped it to ensure the image had bold & clean lines. Then I created the sentiment using the Lawn Fawn Little Bundle stamps.
I cut the image base to 4.5″ x 3″ with my paper trimmer. Next I coloured the image with my Copic Markers.
The Card Base
The designer paper was also cut down to size & I distressed the edges with Ranger Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire using the blending tool. Then I adhered it to the card base using X-Press It 1/2″ Double Sided tape.
The Centre Piece
I used my Cuttlebug machine to cut the MFT Dienamics – Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frames with white cardstock, three times. I wanted to create a little dimension so I glued all three together with Aleene’s Tacky Glue. Then I adhered two flat back pearls on the two opposite corners of the frame.
I die cut the La La Land Heart Banner using Bazzill Basics Jacaranda cardstock with my Cuttlebug machine & adhered three of the hearts to the image. I used the Zig – Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen to add some sparkle to the image wings, bonnet frills & the little blue hearts. Then I adhered three tiny flat back pearls to the banner.
Next, I went through my craft stash & found some items that were just dying to be used.
I cut some white ribbon into four (1 inch long) pieces, folded them & glued them to the back side of the framed image. I found a doily, white thread (that I bunched up), a little blue button, some flowers, cheese cloth & some pretty white lace.
Once I had arranged all the elements with where I wanted them to go, I adhered them into place, one by one, with Aleene’s Tacky glue. My baby boy card was complete!
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