Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A Custom Creation: a baby girl is born

Hi there!  A sweet friend of mine asked for a custom card for folks she knows, who had a baby girl. Whenever I receive a custom request, I always ask about the recipients:  what are their favorite colors?  Are they formal, casual, modern, or prefer vintage things?  Do they like flowers?  If so, which ones are faves? These answers help me determine the look of the card.

For the new parents, my friend suggested to go "girly," use purple (my fave color, besides taupe), and personalize it with the baby's birth info.  Here is the result:


First off, isn't the baby's name gorgeous?  I love it!  In order to personalize, I needed to rely upon Microsoft Word.  I chose a neat font called Poison Apple, found at www.dafont.com.  I printed the info on printer paper that is heavier than the norm, but not too heavy because my printer is fussy.  (grrr....) Then, using a stamp from Verve called Vintage Oval Frame, I went right over top of the printed words.  I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink because I knew I'd want to distress the edges with Frayed Burlap ink by Ranger, which I did after hand-trimming the image.


On a scrap of cardstock, I stamped the vintage carriage from Unity's Delight In The Little Things. It also got distress ink along the edges after trimming first.  


I love how it turned out, and I hope it is something the baby's family will treasure for a lifetime.



Stamps: carriage - Delight In The Little Things - Unity; Vintage Oval Frame - Verve Paper: Chateau Lavender, Once Upon A Time, Luxury stacks- DCWV; River Rock, Whisper White - SU Fibers: crochet lace - Inspired By Stamping Accessories & Tools: White Opal Liquid Pearls - Ranger; Elegant Scrollwork die - Memory Box; pink paper rose - www.iamroses.com, Poison Apple font - www.dafont.com

10 comments:

Sindhu said...

Beautiful card, Colleen! Love the colors!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! I loveeeeee that carriage!!!!!

Charlene said...

So beautiful! Love the buggy and its so elegant!!

S. Thomas said...

Precious card! I'm sure the giver and the recipients loved it.

Lisa said...

GORGEOUS Colleen, so beautifully done!!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! They're going to love this beauty, without a doubt! Gorgeously elegant and sweet and so special with the personalized touch. You know this will be a keepsake. The font is beautiful. Well done, Colleen!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

So pretty! So elegant!!

lisa808 said...

That is a card that will definitely be treasured. I picture it framed in the baby's room. Love the design, colors, and personalization.

Bonnie said...

This is as beautiful as the baby's name! Love the font and that beautiful carriage! A beautiful keepsake!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Super sweet. The lace makes this so feminine and pretty. I am sure Mama will cherish this keepsake. I had all the cards my Mother saved me from her and my Grandmother from when I was a little Girl. I revisited them recently and it was so wonderful to realized how much they loved me.

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