Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sweet One~Baby Shower favor & Tri fold Card WT215

Embossed Tri fold car with Glitter Window technique~

Wow! I have gone from one extreme to the other since yesterdays Bold & Bright card! Today I was challenged (SCSWT215) to make a card using ONLY white card stock! I decided I needed to do up a baby boy card and when I was done I created a Baby Shower favor to coordinate. I used my new Matchbox Die & Matchbox messages stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

This card could easily be adapted into a baby announcement for a boy or girl. It would also be very easy to make it a photo announcement too.
I have been emailed a few times about doing custom announcements and yes I do take custom orders for invitations and announcements.

I started with white card stock that I turned into a tri fold card, I ran some whisper white cs through my Big Shot with a texture plate then I used my corner rounder to scallop the edge. Once my edge was scalloped I used my Stampin' Pastel in Bashful Blue to color the edge, from there I added some glue and dazzling diamonds glitter. I adhered this to the outside. Then I used my stampin' pastels and did a few of the embossed hearts with same treatment as the edge.
For the other side I ran a piece of whisper white through the big shot with the Swiss dots texture plate, then I used my finger and rubbed bashful blue pastel lightly over it so the embossed dots would get some soft color.

Now for the fun! I used the glitter window technique for the glitter flowers. I really wanted to do hearts here but my heart punch was nowhere to be found so I settled for my flower punch. This technique is very simple. Punch out your desired shape with your punch. Then on the back side cover over the opening with a piece of clear packing tape with the sticky side facing up. Now turn your card over and sprinkle your glitter generously, tap off excess! That's it! Now you have a glitter window!

I used whisper white organza ribbon to close my card, adhering it only under the scalloped tag and then wrapping it around the card to tie closed. The tag was made with the new scalloped punch & matchbox messages stamp set. Ink & pastels are all done in Bashful blue.

The matchbox baby shower favor & tag were made with the new Stampin' Up Matchbox die, matchbook messages stamped flower border with dazzling diamonds glitter. Bashful blue & whisper white cardstock.

Have a PEACEFUL Day!

4 comments:

Anjou Krelovich said...

Just wonderful Valerie! I love all your projects! (I'm in VA too!)

Mary said...

Beautiful!!! LOVE the matchbox favor...I have to remember this for future baby showers!! Great job and thanks for sharing!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awwww, this is very sweet!!! Love the matchbox and the card!!! great job on both :)

LINDA said...

Gorgeous.. Love the match box..
Hugs, Linda