Crafty Christy’s Creations

Saturday, July 12, 2008

It's a Boy!

This is a card I made for a baby shower of friends of ours. The baby's not born yet but they know they are having a boy.

Here's how it's made:

  1. Cut Soft Sky Textured card stock 5-1/2x11, this is your base.

  2. Cut Blue Bayou card stock 5-1/2x3 and So Saffron card stock 5-1/2x3-1/4, this is the strip across the front.

  3. Cut Whisper White card stock 2x2-1/2 and So Saffron card stock 2-1/4x2-3/4, this is for the boat.

  4. Cut Blue Bayou card stock 1-1/2x2. Using your corner rounder, scallop the edge. This is for the waves.

  5. Stamp Boat on the Whisper White card stock with Blue Bayou ink. Make sure the boat isn't covered too much by the waves.

  6. Sponge Soft Sky ink around the edges of the Whisper White card stock.

  7. Adhere waves.

  8. Stamp the star from Nursery Neccessites on the Blue Bayou card stock in Whisper White craft ink, sprinkle with clear embossing powder, heat with heat tool.

  9. Stamp the boat from Nursery Neccessites on So Saffron Designer Series Paper and Soft Sky Designer Series Paper with the VersaMark pad, sprinkle with clear embossing powder, heat with heat tool.

  10. Cut out the boat and adhere with Dimensionals to the already stamped Blue Bayou boat.

  11. Tie Whisper White grosgrain ribbon around strip, adhere strip to base.

  12. Adhere boat square to card with dimensionals.

  13. Stamp star on Whisper White card stock in Soft Sky and stamp "It's a boy" over the star in Blue Bayou. Do this twice.

  14. Punch these out with the 1" Circle Punch, adhere together back to back.

  15. Put these in the circle from the Stylized Silver Hardware, put another silver circle on the back.
  16. White eyelets will hold these together. Use the Crop-A-Dile to adhere eyelets.
  17. Tie the Silver circle to the White ribbon using Apricot Appeal grosgrain ribbon.
  18. I made the star with clear acetate. I used the Large Star Punch as my guide. You cannot punch the's too flimsy for the punch. Cut 2 stars out with scissors.
  19. Put a small drop of crystal effects in the middle of one of the stars, sprinkle Dazzling Diamonds over top, put the other star on top. The sparkles will be sandwiched in the middle.
  20. Punch a small star in Soft Sky card stock, puch large star over this one. Adhere to acetate star, put brad through, adhere with Dimensional and you're done!

It looks like a lot of work but you can take any parts to make it your own. Let me know if I can help!