Thursday, March 26, 2009

Twin baby girl card

Hi All,
I hope everyone is having a super day! A friend of mine asked me to make her a Twin Baby Girls card for her friend who had just had twins. I was working on it, and I got up to tend to a roast I had in the crock pot. I had my mind on that card and what I was going to do next, and I walked over to the crock pot, grabbed the glass cover with my bare hands and OMG!!! OUCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! I ended up with a horrible burn on my index finger and get this...on the underside of my thumb and palm. As we use to say when I was little "OUCHY KA WOW WOW!! hehe It did not take me long to forget my card and get let of that cover. Geesch!!!! Soooooo, I went back to card making and needless to say, it took me all night!! Silly woman!!!That's what pot holders are for!!!

Okie, back to this card. Do you like it? What do you think of it? For some reason I knew what I wanted, but I had a hard time getting it to work for me. I started with Stampin Up's Pink Piroette cardstock. I folded it into a quarter fold A-2 size card. Then I cut a piece of cardstock for my next layer, from a Nursery Mat-Pack I picked up last summer in JoAnns. You can't really tell in the pic, but the lines on the first layer are glittery and opalesscent. I thought it was pretty. Then I made a smaller layer in Pink Piro. Then I took a diecut that was a double crib. I loved it, so cute. It had little bows on the corner posts of the crib, so I put a teeny tiny pearl in the center of each bow. I felt like the empty pink space around the crib needed something. I didn't realize I had gotten pink ink on my finger & the next thing I knew, YUCK-O! All over my little empty pink space...arghhhhhhhhhh!
Soooooooooo I took the little pink lines and made tiny hand drawn hearts out of them. LOL It's not really what I had intended to do, but us stampers know that there's no such thing as a "mistake" in stamping. LOL We just stamp over it or...
make little pink hearts. hehe Ok, next I added a small white rectangle to the bottom left of the pink layer and I stamped "congratulations" on it. I then took sweet pink & white gingham ribbon & wrapped it around the 2nd & 3rd layer, went around one more time and criss-crossed it in the front and tied a bow. I set that aside.

The next thing I did was take a 1/4" paper punch and punched 5 holes out of pink, blue and yellow paper. I took some very, very, very thin silver wire & made teeny tiny jump rings and attached them to the 5 paper hole punches, and slid them onto a safety pin. I wrote on the circles "T W I N S" and attached the safety pin to the ribbon.

To me, the bottom of the card had lots going on, but the top had very little. I took the Round Tab punch and punch a tab out of Pink Piro and I took the Word Window Punch and punched Whisper White. I wrote "Tickled Pink" in Pink Passion then took the White Gel pen and made white dots on the Round Tab. I used some glue to glue them together, then I put 2 small white polka-dotted pink brads in the word window, and wrote X2 on the round tab. I attached them to the top of the card with pop dots for dimension and then, I put a sentiment inside... wa-laaaaaaaaa! Finished!

I really wish I had used just regular card stock for the first layer. Although it's babyish and I love the glitter, it is quite bulky and doesn't lay as well as it should. I'm happy with this one, but if I did it again, I would use something lighter, for a more delicate look.

I hope you like it and can use it for inspiration sometime. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in, I really appreciate it. Please leave a comment and tell me what you think of it, hearing from you guys always makes my day. Take care and
have a great rest of the week. Hopefully you can get a little creative stamping time in!!

Stampin hugs,


Beth said...

OH Ret this is to cute for words I just love it and the safety pin that was a really clever idea.
So sorry you burnt your hand I know that had to be a big OUCHIE,be careful the next time GF.

Connie Paxman said...

Love the card Ret...and hope your hands heal...I hate burns..
Really awesome job coming up with such an innovative idea for twins..
Where the heck did you get the die cut for the crib..
connie paxman

Cheryl said...

Very cute card Ret! I love the safety pin. Hope your hand gets better really soon.

Barb Hardeman said...

Love what you did with this card Ret. It's so feminine and sweet. Burned hand or no, you really did a great job on this one...

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Ouch!! Hope hand heals quickly my friend!! But your creation is sooooo gorgeous!! I saw it on TJ, but knew I'd come to your blog to ooh and aaahhh over it!! ;) Hope your weekend is a great one friend!!

Darlene said...

Ret, This is just too cute! I love all of the details and how you described them in detail. It made me go back and look again and again and see things I hadn't noticed before. Simply adorable.
On another note, so sorry to hear about your burns. Nasty little injuries they are. I hope you're feeling much better by now.
Many Hugs,

fishlips said...

Ouch Ret...Pot Holders can be a good
What a Stunning and Darling twin card this is, The crib is just 2 cute for words!!!!