Thursday, March 10, 2011

It's a Girl!

A technique-filled birth announcement is always fun!

orange cardstock
red patterned paper
chipboard alpha "G"
Offray sheer white ribbon
Spellbinders flower die
white mini brad
Old paper distress Ink -Ranger
Signo white pen
sanding block
X-Acto knife
Corner rounder punch

Place the chipboard alpha behind the patterned paper, and distress with sand paper and distress ink. When sanding, apply gentle pressure around edges to create "embossed" look, or use an embossing tool such as the Spellbinders Wizard or XCalibur.

Glue the chipboard to the back of the patterned paper. If you glue first you must wait for it to completely dry, wet paper will not distress well. :o)

Using the Xacto knife, cut small slits in patterned paper on edge of chipboard letter, feed the ribbon through the paper and tie a bow as shown.

Attach the die cut/embossed flower with a mini brad, round corners of patterned paper and glue the cardfront onto the card base.

Write "it's a girl" with white pen, enclose birth announcements, VIOLA!

1 comment:

  1. I love this! Simplicity, and class. I was asked to do announcements for a friend, I am going to try this, I really like it. Thanks for sharing!