Thursday, April 4, 2013

Cards: Twins Baby Shower

Hello Friends!

Did you know that April is National Card and Letter writing month? I didn't until yesterday. However, this adds greatly to my 30 day blogging challenge in which I am participating this month. Every Thursday this month I will showcase a new card design. Then maybe it will inspire you and me to send some snail mail! I know I love receiving mail, don't you?

So let's dig into this one! Since I wrote about my son's baby book yesterday, I thought this one would fit the theme perfectly. A friend of mine recently had twins (one boy, one girl), and I made this card for her baby shower. Here's how I did it:

Today I used the CTMH (Close To My Heart) Art Philosophy cartridge. I can't say enough good things about this cartridge. If you have a cricut, I say it is a must have! I know you think I am biased, being a consultant, but I had to have this cartridge before becoming a consultant. I chose the card design with the brackets as negative space and cut it out at 4 1/2". Next, I stamped the "TWINS" with white ink. Then, I used a "congratulations" stamp and stamped it repeatedly on the brown cardstock using versamark ink. Versamark is a watermark ink and is used to give a subtle background image or for embossing. I used it here to create my own pattern paper. Once I was done stamping I added my embellishments. The hearts are chipboard cut outs. To the hearts I attached pink and green cardstock, drew stitches with a white gel pen around the edges, and glued them above the "I" in twins. I backed the card with blue and lavender cardstock to show through the brackets. Finally, I covered the inside of the card with white cardstock on the top and bottom to give it a more finished look and give me a place to write my well wishes.

It's a pretty simple, but lovely card. I hope I have inspired you to create a handmade card to send off to someone this month. Join me next Thursday for another one!

Products used:
VersaMark Ink
White Gel Pen
Cardstock
 
April Stamp Of The Month
Get this awesome set for only $5 ($17.95 value) with a qualifying $50 purchase.
 
Shop with me here ===> Emily's Close To My Heart Shop
 
 
All your comments are welcome! 
Thanks so much for reading! 
 

 

2 comments:

  1. Cute and clever TWINS card.

    Stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Challenge FB group. Happy A-Z!

    D is for Dog Bites

    ReplyDelete
  2. I salute to the admin of this blog. I really like and I will surely recommend this blog to my friends.
    Scrapbooking

    ReplyDelete