Just a quick post tonight to share this card that I made for a work colleague who is off on maternity leave. I have been meaning to send her a card to congratulate her on the birth of her first baby, a little boy! Well, unfortunately, I kinda got sidetracked with all the Christmas cards that I have been making for everyone at work. Then I got this idea for her card to combine the baby and Christmas card into one!!! I'm really happy with how it turned out!!!
I used this week's sketch #29 from Sketch Saturday Challenge blog. It's such a great sketch and it was a nice change from the same format that I have been using on all my Christmas cards but it also fit in nicely with the overall layout that I have been using and meant that I could still use the papers that I had all pre-cut!
I think Alvin looks so sweet sitting on the Christmas Ornament!
I stamped the Christmas ornament on Georgia Pacific paper with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coloured it with my Copics and Twinkling H2O's. I cut the image with my square Nesties and embossed it. Then I distressed around the image and the edges with my Metallic rub-ons and chestnut roan ink. I stamped Alvin on Georgia pacific paper with my Memento ink and coloured him with my Copics too. I added some white highlights with a Gel pen and acrylic paint. Then I cut him out and pop-dotted on the ornament and added lots of Stickles for a little sparkle!!!
In keeping with all my Christmas cards this year I used the BasicGrey Wassail pp, and American Craft shimmery ribbon. I added the BG buttons and tied hemp twine through them. I had to deviate from the sketch a wee bit and move the buttons over slightly as Alvin's head was in the road, he he he!
Well, there you have it!!! Thanks for stopping by and having a wee look-see!