Happy Sunday! I am playing along with week's Papertrey's Make It Monday Challenge. This week we are to make an easel card. I needed a baby card for a couple at school who met, fell in love, got married, and now are expecting their first baby. I thought the chalkboard easel design was fitting for two teachers for this wonderful occasion.
With school starting back, I have not had as much time to get crafty lately. I just had to play in this PTI challenge, though. I guess it is no surprise that I started with the Shakers and Sprinkles dies. I go to these dies a lot! I used the stitched oval to create the easel base. I used the square to make my chalkboard frame.
I combined PTI script sentiment set and baby word die to create the focal point. I used the negative baby word to sponge in pure white ink to create a drop shadow effect. I stamped the chalkboard frame with background woodgrain. I used the a alphabet image in the Ombre Builders to stamp the word baby. I stamped the aqua mist background with aqua mist ink using PTI background gingham. I used the pure white ink again to smudge the edges for a softer effect. I assembled the card and used foam tape to lift the chalkboard frame.
I used some red and white twine with the tiny tags die to tie a tag to the letter "y" in baby. I die cut the tiny tag solid circle then layered the one with the cut out heart. I die cut the tiny heart tag in red and inlaid the tiny red heart. Love the little pop this gives. The size of this card is a horizontal 5 X4.25. I am playing along with the NBUS Challenge #2. I have had this baby die for awhile and not used it. I am also playing along with Seize the Birthday! Baby cards are all about the Birth Day!
As always thanks so much for stopping by!