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Friday, April 20, 2012

New Arrival

The other day, I received a request from my niece to create invitations for her baby shower.  This will be her first baby and I am so excited for her.  My routine when I make invitations is to make a few samples and allow whoever requested them to choose from.  I worked on a couple of samples the other day and she absolutely loved one of them.  So while I will not share that invitation with you until after they have been sent out, I will share the other sample I made for her.  This was the first one I made. 

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!

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