Friday, 11 July 2014

Hello my friends,I hope you are all having a good day. The weather is not exactly playing summer today but hey it is a good excuse to craft,every cloud has a silver lining I say.
My friend asked me if I could make a card for her to give to a friend who had just given birth to twin girls. So I turned to the images that inspire me most and anyone who knows my cards you will know that is House Mouse.
I found this image on the triple cd and although it originally had the babies with one blue and one pink bib, I took it into my serrif craft artist program and changed the colour of the blue bib to pink and I was ready to go.

I always set about doing the 3D decoupage 1st so that it can be drying while I decide what I want to do with the rest of the card. Obviously the colour choice for this card was pink,I am not generally one of those women who likes pink much but the subject matter called for it. I wanted to use this new embossing folder from Crafts Too (Fancy Lattice) so I embossed a pink piece of card ( 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in) then I used cosmic shimmer liquid pearls and placed one at every spot between the lattice shapes and left to dry. Then I cut a piece of crafters companion centura pearl card (8 x8 in) to fit the card and applied it with double sided tape which I always prefer to use as I find it never comes unstuck.
Then I wanted to cut a frame to lay on top of the embossed topping to frame the image. I used a spellbinders Timeless rectangle die,I embossed it only from the crafters companion centura pearl card and cut it out around the outside edge and in the centre, then cut another from the die using a pink backing paper and layed it over the top of the 1st so that the embossed one showed through. Once everything was dry I put it all together and added the bow which I made from cream satin ribbon to match the centura pearl card and made a triple bow from some bakers twine and cut the loops to create a fringed effect,stuck it to the bow and added a cream button and layered it with a pink button. Then I decided to add two congratulations as it was for twins and cut the twins on my brother scan and cut. I have since added a gem above the I as it was looking like it spelt Tuuns lol. 
I hope you like the finished card and hope you all have a good week,I have a pile of ironing with my name on it so I know I will be having fun,not!!!! 
Happy crafting everyone :)


7 comments:

Shary said...

Gorgeous HM card x

tanya miller said...

Gorgeous. I love House Mouse and haven't used any of the images in a while but may just do very soon.

Lea Brawn said...

What a great image. Fab card x

Erin Bentley said...

A gorgeous card, love the colours, the design. Fabulous House Mouse image.

Hugs Erin x

Jennifer Bradley said...

OMG this is so cute love the colours xx

America said...

Absolutely gorgeous card on every level. Beautiful colors, Great use of the House-Mouse decoupage. Its such a lovely design. Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning. I love the background and cute image.
Hugs
Linda xxx