It's "Sweet Baby" week at My Craft Spot. The timing for this challenge is perfect! Last Sunday, a former colleague and friend gave birth to an absolutely precious baby girl. I made this card to offer my congratulations.
The card base is 5.25 x 5.25. I made it a tiny bit larger than usual to accommodate the cuts for my banner. I then cut a mat just shy of the base size and inked and distressed the edges. I also used a pink thread to stitch a border around the mat. I used My Craft Spot's Lacy Banners metal dies for the banner and then distressed the edges before adding some loose stitches to border the edges. The letters for GIRL are cut from Makin' the Grade and I used a pink distress ink to colour them. In fact, I used this distress ink all over the card!
The frame in the center of my card is from Twinkle Toes. I used my Heart Blocks Cuttlebug folder on the mat in the middle. The sweet little giraffe is from New Arrival and popped on the card for added dimension. The sentiment tag is from Twinkle Toes, stamped with a congratulatory sentiment from My Craft Spot's Bundle of Joy stamp set.
I finished everything off with two little punched hearts above the sentiment and some tiny Calico Cottage heart buttons along the banner and below the sentiment.
Please head over to My Craft Spot to take part in our "Sweet Baby" challenge.