A theme of New Beginnings has been very popular on the challenge blogs this week, I’ve already made and posted one card on this theme and today, I’ve got another one for you.  I posted a New Baby card on Saturday for a couple of challenges in baby boy colours and said that my next card was going to be another New Baby card, but this time in girly pink colours.  The reason for this is friends of ours in England are expecting in February but have elected not to know the sex of their new addition…. so I had to make one of each.  Just hope they’re not secretly having twins!!!

So, definitely by the pink and girly today, don’t think I’ve ever made such a pink card before!

I opted to make a gatefold card as Allsorts want to see a fancy folded card this week, and that’s obviously a lovely Penny Black image on the front so that qualifies me for their challenge of New Beginnings too.  The image was stamped by Lyn (Spyder) and I water coloured the hedgie and the basket with a pale pink ink, and used markers and a Fiskars glitter pen on the pillow and the bow, there’s also a little bit of DI Victorian Velvet sponged around the edge too.  The embellishments are very simple, a few pink buttons threaded with embroidery floss, a punched border and the offcuts of the same border in a contrasting colour spread about a bit.  I decided to make a kind of banner across the top by punching out little tags with a McGill tag punch and stamping them with individual letter stamps, they were edged with Martha Stewart Hibiscus ink, as were all the raw edges.  There’s a few more of the star punch-outs too.  The backing paper is from a DCWV glitter stack, all the white dots are actually all glittered but the camera hasn’t picked that up.

Card Recipe:

  • Card: The Paper Company
  • DP: DCWV Spring Glitter Matstack
  • Stamps: Penny Black Basket of Joy ~Hampton Art Mini Alphabet Set “Curlz”
  • Inks: Black Stazon ~ MS Hibiscus ~ ColorBox Q Rosebud ~ DI Victorian Velvet
  • Embellies: Rhonna Farrer buttons ~ Embroidery floss from JoAnn ~ Punch waste from an MS edge punch ~ Fiskars glitter pen ~ Marvy Uchida & Whipsers marker pens
  • Tools: McGill Tag punch ~ MS Border punch




Penny Black Saturday Challenge – New Beginnings

Allsorts – Fancy Folds

Winter Wonderland – Let’s Go Dotty

Incy Wincy Designs – Go Dotty

Crafty Calendar Challenge – New Beginnings w/optional extra of a punched border

Simon Says Stamp – New Beginnings

CES Challenge – All Creatures Great & Small