No I don´t mean celebrate the New Year. We are celebrating because our new great grandson has finally arrived. Ten days after his due date, little Alfie John weighed in last night at a bonny 9lbs 7ozs. As you can see, his big brother Isaac is delighted with him.
So, of course I made a card for the family today. Knowing the baby was a boy meant that I could have made this in advance, but I can´t bring myself to do this until the baby has safely arrived! I had planned it in my head so it didn´t take too long to put together, and tomorrow it can start on its journey to UK.
I found a sheet of turquoise card to cut the base card from, and covered it with white paper that I embossed with a Beatrix Potter folder from Crafters Companion, and lightly dusted with tumbled glass Distress Ink.
The main image is a pre-coloured one which is unusual for me, but I loved this little face from a digi set I bought a couple of years ago, from Pink Gem studio. I printed it several times and added three layers to give it some shape. I then cut it out with a Nellie Snellen die, and used another die from the same set to cut the frame from a snippet of dark blue textured card.
There was just enough card left to cut the baby banner which was a cutting file I bought from the Silhouette store.
From the tiny corners of pale blue paper that the die had cut from the main image, I managed to just cut out the words Baby Boy, and the remaining one went behind the heart cut out on the body suit.
I wanted to add some sort of sentiment so I added a silver peel-off ´Congratulations´ to a sliver of the dark blue card, and roughly cut around it. It just fitted above the banner.
I used up several snippets for this card so I will take it over to Pixie´s Snippets Playgrouind.