Well good morning everyone and Happy New Year
I hope that 2015 brings you much happiness
The Challenge Starting today on Dragon's Lair Designs is very apt indeed and is all about New Beginnings, now a very dear friend of mine is going to have a baby very soon so I decided to make a New Baby card, which is very much a new beginning indeed
I decided to make a Diamond Fold card and used the Baby Giraffe as my focal image
To make this card I started with a piece of card 6 inches by 12 inches
I then scored the card at 2 inches, 4 inches, 8 inches and 10 inches, then took a pencil and made a mark on the top and bottom of the card at the 6 inch score line, what you then do is turn the card diagonally and make an x pattern between the mark and the first score line (this will be the 2" and 10" line) then you need to burnish all of your folds
I then made a template to enable me to get the right sized backing papers
To make the template I drew around the middle diamond of the card and then made it slightly smaller all the way around by 1/16 of an inch, this then made it very easy to cut out my papers, to get the right size for the smaller sections of the card, simply cut out a whole diamond shape in you chosen paper and then cut this in half and then in half again
Once I had lined up all of my papers I inked all of the edges with a light brown chalk ink
Then I printed off and coloured my image and cut him out, I then stuck him to the front of the card using foam pads. I then attached some wooden heart buttons to either side of the panels and stamped the New Baby sentiment and die cut it out, I attached these to the card on foam pads too. One of the things I love about this card is that it folds up nicely to fit into a C6 sized envelope and yet still looks stunning when it is on the mantelpiece.
I hope that you like my card and that I have given you some inspiration to enter the challenge yourself.
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and please do feel free to leave me a comment they are all very much appreciated
Happy New Year Everyone
I am also entering this card into the following challenges
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - all things new
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/ - anything goes