This is the 3rd of the 5 baby cards I made for the Designer Challenge as my first piece for Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. Just to recap I was sent 4 sheets of 12x12 paper (3 were double sided), small pack of paper flowers and a pack of felt embellishments). I had to make 5 baby cards all using different style and techniques only using minimal extra stuff. No stamped images etc were allowed.
I decided with this one to use the cute as a button sentiment as the main focal point for the card. The font used is clear typewriter which is a freebie download here. I use this a lot as it's quite child like and fun. In-keeping with the button theme I cut small squares of the remaining pink and brown papers and inked the edges with one of my TH distress inks (could have been brushed corduroy but I can't remember). Using my pokey tool and black gel pen I did some faux stitching before attaching them to a square of light brown card.
I then mounted a small square of the birdie paper onto more light brown card and added my sentiment. I wrapped a small piece of pink ribbon and pink lace around the bottom oth this panel before attching to the centre of my card with foam pads. I made a faux button with the use of my circle dies using the plainer pink papers offcuts as I didn't have a real button big enough for the look I wanted to achieve. I attached this to the bottom right corner.
In the paper flowers pack I was sent there was only blue, white and brown flowers so I coloured a white flower in with my promarkers as I wanted a contrast to the smaller brown one. I used a small pink button as the flower centre. The top right corner looked a little empty so I added a single piece of card candi which finished it off nicely.
If you have missed the other 2 cards I have already posted you can find them below:-
It can be so easy to rely on pretty stamp to make a card that it's easy to forget a nice card can be made with very little if you really think about it!
Thanks for looking!