Saturday, January 28, 2012

Baby Card

I have several friends that are in need of baby cards,
so the design journey began.
Four ideas later came the final design.

The DP is from Paper Studio's Mirabella stack.
The front of the white card base has been totally 
covered with maroon card stock.

The DP was cut to 4 x 5.25 inches,
glued to gold gift wrap, then
the gift wrap has been trimmed to a narrow border
with Perfect Layers rulers.
This is then centered and glued onto the card base.

The phrase has been done in PSP X and 
mounted on a Spellbinder's Tag that was cut
from maroon card stock. 
The phrase was punched.

The mother and child image is a stamp from
Second Star on the Right.  It was stamped
with Ranger Archival black ink on white card stock.
It was cut into an oval using the remains of an oval die cut
as a template.  This allows one to place the open space over
the image and perfectly position.  I gently drew around the
inside of the oval and then cut the image out.

The Spellbinder Lacy Oval was made into a frame by
placing the Lacy Oval and Spellbinder's widest
nesting oval together on the card stock.
They are taped to the paper after the plain inner 
oval die cut is perfectly placed.
The tape is left on after cutting to keep the
dies in place for the embossing mat.

To create the thin pale pink accent oval on the frame
use two nesting oval dies from the same nesting ovals
that were used to cut the inside of the frame.
Since the pale pink oval is so narrow you will have to cut
the larger and then position the smaller over
the larger oval die cut.
I tape the small oval in place to cut.  Since this
is such a narrow piece even the slightest slippage
will be glaringly obvious.
After several failed attempts to simply glue the
narrow oval ring to the frame I gave up and taped
it in place with the usual low tack masking tape.
Then carefully lifted the oval up and place dots of 
glue with my trusty toothpick.

Now small piece of paper egg carton were
glued all around the back side of the frame
The frame is then attached to the image and then
placed on the card.

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