Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Glitter Giraffe card for baby Mike

Hi there! Hope you are well today, we are not so great here, unfortunately. I've got a 3rd grader with the stomach flu :(. Well, at least it ensures plenty of crafty time at home today while he rests. Such is life, right? This card is for my new nephew Michael aka "Mike." The only pic I currently have is on my phone, but maybe later I can figure out how to post it here. My best friend described him as a "prince" and I couldn't agree more, he is soooooo cute! I am a total baby nut, they just remind you of all things that are right with the world. Ok, getting back to the card now..... :)
The square glass pieces are microscope slides, the aqua scallop circle piece has a metallic-y sheen and it's by The Paper Company. The cardstock used is Stampin' Up! Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal & Chocolate Chip. The giraffe stamp is from Stampin' Up's "Animal Stories" set, and its tough to see here, but heres what I did.... I stamped the giraffe first in Barely Banana Ink on the Apricot paper, then I reinked it with the Martha Stewart Crafts glue pad, and moved the stamp down a bit further towards the right hand corner & stamped with the glue. Then I sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds glitter over the glue giraffe. Finally I stamped the sentiments with brown StazOn ink onto the glass slides. I ran the slides through the Xyron, so the adhesive would be even & then applied them to the giraffe. All 3 sentiments are from an acrylic astamp set & I don't know the brand name, but I wasn't thrilled with the acrylic stamp on glass as it appears a bit fuzzy. Finally, the button & twine are also from SU! The ribbon is American Crafts brand. I wa sreally pleased with this color combo, a bit different from the traditional baby blue, which I usually do. This is an original design. Well, that's it, back to the sick kiddo. Have a great day &TFL!!! :)
from the right
from the left


Angie Tieman said...

What a precious card! I love the polka dot ribobn and how you used the glass slides! Hope your little guy is feeling better!

Noelle said...

Thanks, Angie! Thanks also for your helpful advice, thus far I am really enjoying the blog world:) My son is doing much better, thanks!!