To anyone reading this thinking I'm announcing anything about me, think again!!
No, we have a new member of the family..he was a little earlier than we thought but Ian my other half and Funky Hand techy has become an Uncle once again. Matthew David was born earlier in the week and he is a darling! Of course I needed to make a new baby card so I thought I would share it with you here..in detail!!
The card has been made using my craft CD Craft The Year Away. The collection for the paper I used is November Rain as it has some lovely blues and lilac tones. I used the coloured baby carriage image from the digital stamps on that same CD and wrote the sentiment in the work space. It was great as I was able to put everything I needed, backing paper, sentiment and digital image all on one A4 piece of card and print them all out together.
I decided that I wanted to make a wire curly handle for the pram so I used black covered 22 gauge wire. It's thick enough to look good for the pram handle but not so thick I couldn't add a few black beads to it to give a bit of movement and noise to the card!
Of course I needed to add some ribbon to a baby card but as he is a boy I just wanted something simple so I added sheer blue ribbon with white dots. I have trouble tying bows so I always opt for the 'decorative knot' in these circumstances!! I decided to add a white heart pin through the knot that I found in my stash which has a lovely sheen on it. Sorry I don't know where I got it from, I've had it in my stash for years!
Once I had started to put the card together.. I don't know about you but I always seem to change my mind and add or take things away. It was at this point I decided that there needed to be a little more definition to the backing paper so I quickly doodled a rather wobbly line around the edge of it with a black Sakura Gelly roll glaze pen. It tied the black pram handle into the overall card design better. I mounted the pram on the card with foam pads and once it was all together I added Glossy Accents to the heart to give it a lovely sheen..and it also meant there was no chance of me touching it and messing it up. Which is what I usually do as I have no patience to wait for things to dry.
So there you go..my first real baby card for quite a while!
I hope you all had a chance to grab any Funky Hand products yesterday in my one day birthday sale. It will be a while before you see those sorts of discounts on the website again so I hope you did get anything you fancied before it was all over. I had a lovely birthday yesterday. I went to the hairdressers, did 'lunch' and coffee with my good friend Vic and was taken out for dinner by Ian.
Today is family get together day for my birthday so little Matthew will get his first outing since he arrived home earlier in the week. Bring on the party food! I love that sort of thing even more than the children..well it's my birthday party so I should stuff my face shouldn't I?
Speak again very soon