Sunday 11 October 2015

New Baby Side Fold Back

I made this card in green, as I didn't know whether the new arrival would be a boy or a girl.  I'm not that keen on the colour however, so next time I'll either wait and see before making the card, or choose lemon or beige as a neutral colour.

The base card is made from a piece of A4 pale green card; scored in half; trimmed to 14.8cm x 14.8cm, then the front of the card was scored in half and folded back on itself.  The same card was used to die cut and emboss the pram by Marianne, the second size up Frilly Frame #5 by Go-Kreate and four 3cm x 3cm squares, which were used to mat the BABY blocks on the front, side panel.  The safety pin and BABY block stamps are from the Baby Toys set by Clear Choice Stamps and the baby booties are from the Baby Girl Cling set by Serendipity Stamps.  I cut two pieces of super smooth white card 14.8cm x 14.8 cm and 14.8cm x 5cm and stamped the booties and safety pin in an alternating pattern, using green ink to match the card and going off the edges of each panel.  I also stamped the BABY letter blocks onto 4 squares of the same white card and trimmed them down to 2.5cm x 2.5cm. 
The smallest frilly frame was cut and embossed in white and stamped with the New Baby stamp from the See D's Cute and Cuddly Collection.
The frames were matted together and added to the inside of the card using foam pads; the pram was also added the same way, to create added dimension.  The safety pin die is from the Baby Text and Safety Pin die set by Marianne; it was cut and embossed from dark green card, to match the small clothes pegs that I was planning to use as embellishments on the front of the card.
To finish the front panel, I cut a strip of white card 14.8cm x 8cm and punched along both of the longer edges using a Martha Stewart edger punch.  The stamped panel was matted onto this and then the BABY blocks were arranged down the pane,l with a small green clothes peg on each one to add interest.  They were added using a double layer of foam pads to allow for the thickness of the pegs.  As I said before, I like the design of the card, but not the colour.  What do you think?

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