Friday, 24 February 2012

Baby, baby

Thought I would show you this quick and easy baby card. I decided not to use an image, but just go with some wording and use embellishments to stop it looking too plain.

Digi Kraft card - Pink Petticoat
Wording - computer generated.
Embossing folder - Swiss dots.
White organza ribbon, It's a  boy ribbon, pearls, button, string and dummy - MeiFlower.

As I don't have any split rings or chain to attach the charms I am always looking at different ways to do it. On this card I threaded cord through a buttonhole, slid the dummy onto the cord and then threaded it through the other hole and pulled it tight, I then punched a small hole into the card where I wanted my dummy to go, threaded both ends of the cord through and pulled is so that the button sat flat against the card. A piece of tape over the ends of the cord at the back, secures it into place.

Top tip - when using cord or anything similar that is made up of strands, and especially when you are trying to thread it through small holes -  use your fingers to spread a little PVA glue over the cord where you are about to cut, give it a minute to dry, and then cut through the middle of the glued area, it stops the strands from unravelling and keeps the end a bit stiffer, making it much easier to thread.

I also have a baby girl version, embellished slightly differently so will pop that on later.
Colette xx


lalkygirl said...

gorgeous card collette ,thanks for the top tip with the button and cord it looks fantastic.
tracey x

deifen said...

Great card and what a clever idea to attach the dummy!!

Lynne wilkes said...

Beautiful card thanks for the tip with the glue x