But have no fear, I do have a card to share with you today. I was talking with my friend Lisa last week. She is 5 months pregnant with a little girl and is trying to plan her baby shower. She gave me and idea of a color scheme she was thinking of using on the invitations - hot pink and zebra. Now for some odd reason when she said this, my mind started going a mile a minute and before long I had an idea for a card. I sat down and created it within an hour or so. When I shared it with her on Friday, she loved it. So I thought I would share it with you today.
I learned to make this carriage after seeing a card made in the shape of the carriage. I felt it had too small of a space inside to include all information you might want so I took the carriage idea and incorporated it onto a card. My base card for this one is Melon Mambo. I love the deep pink of this. I added a layer of Basic Black cut at 4" x 5 1/4" to the front. I then cut a piece of Pretty in Pink. The measurement of this one is 3 3/4" x 5". I ran it through my big shot using an impression folder from Cuttlebug called D'Vine Swirl. I then placed it in my color catcher and spritzed it with frosted white shimmer spray I made by adding a few drops of frosted white shimmer paint into some alcohol in a small spray bottle. This adds a shine to it when the light catches it just right. The butterflies flying around on the card were cut and embossed using and embosslit folder called Beautiful Wings. I used Shimmer White card stock for them. I will tell you the zebra print card stock is not from Stampin' Up!. It is a glitter print I found at my local craft store. I cut the shape using the scallop circle die for the big shot. I then cut a piece out to form the carriage look.
For the hood, I took a strip of melon mambo about 1 1/2" wide and punched it using the eyelet border punch. I then cut it down to about 3/4" wide. I attached it to the hood at a diagonal using a liquid glue and snipped off the excess being sure to round the end. I did the same for the border along the body of the carriage. I then used my sizzlit die called Swirls Scribbles. I used the largest swirl from it, trimmed off any extra pieces and glued it using liquid glue to make the carriage handle. Once these pieces were adhered, I took my Basic Pearl Jewels and added little pearls to the center dot of each eyelet. I made the bow using the Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon.
The wheels of the carriage are all that's left to make. I used the 1 1/4" circle punch for the Melon Mambo outer wheel, the 1" circle for the zebra inner wheel, the boho blossom punch for the flower on the wheel and the 1/4" circle for the center of the flower. I then added a pearl to each wheel to add a nice decoration to it. Now your carriage is complete!
I know it seems like a lot of steps but it really is simple to make once you get going. Give it a try. It makes a cute invitation or baby card. You can choose your colors and DSP based on boy or girl (or if you do not know, go with a neutral color scheme).
Well, that's it for today. Thanks for listening to my ramble and for stopping by to see the card. Please come again tomorrow. Until then, have a wonderful day!