Sunday, January 10, 2010

Congratulations and God Bless Baby B!

My family and I were honored to be invited to our very fabulous friend's son's Christening yesterday. He is a GORGEOUS baby boy and his sister is even more delicious and fabulous if that's at all possible! ;)

Anyway, here is the card that I made to give to Mummy and Daddy in celebration and honor of this very special occasion.
I started with a base of PTI Aqua mist. The next layer is basic white cardstock from PTI as well followed by a light olive cardstock from Martha Stewart. The next layer is the designer paper from American Crafts. I thought that the water droplets would be appropriate for just such an occasion. After that I stitched around the edges with a leaf embroidery design on my sewing machine. I wanted some kind of cross or church image but I don't have one lone stamp that has anything of the like on it. I have lots of Jewish holiday stamps but unfortunately no Christian types of any kind!!

But I'm good at improvising so I went into MS Word and did a clip art search for cross. There were a lot to choose from but I didn't want it being huge and imposing on the sweet and delicate card so I chose this adorable one of a little church on a hillside with 3 swirly stars in the sky and one flying through. I thought the 3 could represent each person, Mum, Dad and Big Sister and the shooting star would be our baby boy as the STAR of the day!! =) Anyway, I scaled down the image quite a bit in order to create a border out of it. Once I had printed and matted and adhered it to the card, I then used my glaze on the church to make it pop and puff up a little bit more and I used my glue pen to dazzle up the "family" stars. ;)Lastly, I had already printed out this adorable baby boy image from Robyn's Fetish. In MS Paint I removed the squiggly from his head as Baby B has such fair hair that it just wouldn't be an accurate representation of him! LOL! I colored him with my Copics and Copic blender. I trimmed him out and snuggled him nicely in the middle of the card slightly overlapping the border below. But the top needed "something" so I tied a ribbon and that just didn't work so I cut the ribbon loops and cut the rest of the ribbon off and just made it a simple double knot. I adhered that on and voila! All done!! I LOVE how it came out and I hope my friends did too!!

So many Congratulations and Blessings to them!!!



Kristyn @ Good Gravy Crafts said...

So sweet! So fitting for our baby boy!! Thank you so much, I knew how much work went into when I opened it and am honored to have a card for his memory box from you...handmade!!! Love ya!!!!

Michelle B said...

Super Cute Meredith! I love it... and I love that little baby you used.