Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Baby Girl Card.... and wait it's baseball season again?

 It sneaks up on me every single year.  Maybe it's because my husband does such a great job remembering the spikes and pants and special socks (thanks!), that I just forget about it.

  All of the sudden, it's that time again, and we're up at the fields hearing that "tink" sound.

The shows go on though.  I have one coming up in May, and more after that. In the midst of procrastinating  preparing, I had the opportunity to make a card for a little girl in my class who just became a big sister for the first time.

 This baby pram image is from The Graphics Fairy.  The pink and orange colors are so perfect for a baby girl.  

 I printed the image onto vellum paper which is very smooth.  Printer ink will smear, so I had my clear embossing powder and heat gun at the ready.  Yes, that is my keyboard.  Yes, my shift key is melted a little bit.  Thanks for asking.

When the paper came out of the printer, I quickly shook the clear embossing powder over it.  I put the excess back into the container, and held the heat gun underneath to melt the powder, but not blow it off the paper.

 I was left with a lovely embossed image to make my card with.  I added some off white card stock, sweet tiny pink buttons and a little "welcome" that I sketched using my Silhouette.

I stamped this onto the back with a pretty chalk ink for the final touch.

Thanks for joining me on my break!


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  1. This is so cute and I have got to remember to try your technique of printing on vellum and embossing. This image would be so cute for shower invites too!

  2. this card is gorgeous Christine! Love the embossing you did on it. I'm going to have to try that sometime


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