Sunday, 29 April 2012

shaped baby card

Hello everyone,

I hope you are having a good weekend wherever you are and are having better weather than we are here in Manchester. It started raining on Friday and doesn't seem to have stopped since then. I mustn't grumble though because the gardens really need the water and some drought ridden areas of the country would be delighted to have a wet period.

I'm still busy working on the wedding scrapbook and will share some pages when it is finished but today I want to share a card I made for the 'A Cut Above' course. We were asked to make a shaped card and were shown how to weld shapes together on the Silhouette Cameo. I followed the instructions to come up with this new baby card for some friends who have just had a baby called Alfie.




I decided that the card would make a cute new baby card but didn't have a suitable sentiment so I typed one on the computer and printed it so it would appear in the round aperture. It is difficult to see in the picture but I inked up a circle around the sentiment on the liner using a mask. I stuck the cut out heart onto the inside of the card and stamped Alfie's name on it, before using Papertrey Ink BB Twinkle to stamp a background on the card with versamark ink to give it a little more depth and interest.



I coloured a gem with black copic marker for the eye and tied a little bow with some twine attached to a tiny tag to finish it off.

I'm really enjoying this course and will definitely come up with something for each of the lessons when I have more time.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x



16 comments:

  1. This is really sweet. I have a thing for bird houses (in paper, anyway), and it is fabulous as a shaped card. Great idea to make it a baby card. It seems like Manchester is always on the tv here in my house, and I am not surprised to hear about your rain, as whenever Premiere league is on, it always seems to be raining!

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  2. beautiful card! the overall shape and every little detail is perfect. the sentiment is wonderful :)

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  3. I LOVE THIS! What an awesome color combination and shape!

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  4. Cute, cute, cute! Love that little chick. Sounds like a great course. One day I will take one. I love the rain because we don't get too much of it.

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  5. I am so pleased to have found your blog Carol, you make some fabulous cards! I love your style and this new baby card is just too cute for words! Thanks for leaving me a comment on mine, which is how I found you :) ! Cx

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  6. Your baby card is so sweet - I love the shape and the little bird is adorable, hugs x x

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  7. Carol what a beautiful birth card and so different..Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments....I am now a follower of your blog...your cards are amazing...

    Anne

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  8. Such a cute card, and so different! I love the shape, and the saying.

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  9. Oh what a fun novelty shape for a baby card Carol.
    I love the sentiment peeking through the little window :0)
    Jenny x

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  10. I love shaped cards, and yours is so pretty. Love the babes name in the sweet heart, and such a lovely sentiment, too:)
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment x

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  11. This baby card is so cute! I love the way you did the sentiment. The little bird is darling:-)I'm so happy your visited my blog from across the pond:-)Thank you!

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  12. Gorgeous card - I love the bird house idea and beautiful sentiment :)

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  13. Aww adorable! xxx

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  14. Carol, OMGness, so so clever. Thank you for sharing this with us!

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  15. This is just adorable, and so creative!

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Thanks,
Carol x

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