I made the card a color scheme that is fairly neutral. Although we know if it will be a boy or a girl, I want to keep that a secret for now. I started with a base card of Real Red measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4". Next I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4" x 5 1/4" and chalked a sky background using my pastels. It seemed like a perfect setting for Mr. Stork to be in. I chose the saying from a retired stamp set called Occasional Quotes. The inside of the card will contain all the information for the shower so no saying is needed for it. I stamped this on Whisper White using Real Red ink. I then punched it out using the 1 3/4" circle punch. I then punched a 2 3/8" scallop circle out of Real Red. I layered the greeting on top of this with runner adhesive and attached it to the card with the same adhesive. I added a pearl on every other scallop.
Here is a close up of the stock himself. I made him using the New Arrival Cricut Cartridge. I cut him out in Tangerine Tango first. I then cut the layer for his head and body and hat out of Whisper White and again out of Basic Black. This allowed me to layer all the pieces I had together and get the completed stork. I added glitter to the band of the hat just to make it sparkle. I traced the eye with a fine tip black marker.
Again I used the same cartridge and my Cricut to make the baby. I cut him out of Blushing Bride. While the Cricut does cut little dots to indicate the nose and eyes, I wanted them a little more pronounced. So out came my owl builder punch. I punched the nose using the smallest circle out of Blushing Bride and the eyes using the same circles out of Pacific Point. I traced the mouth with black ink and added a little white gel pen to the eyes. I then cut the delivery pouch out of a red and white gingham paper. When you cut the baby, it also cuts this pouch. So once I had the gingham one, I simply layered it on top of the baby, added a pearl at the knot and attached it to the beak of the stork.
I used a liquid glue to attach all the pieces of the stork and baby together. I also used the same glue to attach these to the card. Overall, I like the look of the card very much.
Well that's it for today. I wish you all a wonderful weekend. I will be back on Monday. I hope you will too. Until then thanks for dropping by today!