Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Friday, November 22, 2013

For a baby girl.

A few weeks ago, a Romanian couple at my church decided they wanted to hold a 'proper wedding' ceremony in front of God and their Christian friends, so we did our best to make it a very special occasion for them. (They had been married in Romania some years ago). Mario and Florentina already have a little girl Andra, and this week their second daughter was born. (9.2lbs. Phew!). I was asked to make a card for everyone in church to sign on Sunday, so this is what I made.

It is very pink!, but with my male-orientated family, I don't have many opportunities to make pink things, and they like the style that we might describe as 'a bit over the top'!.
I raided my 'pink' snippets box and found a piece big enough for the background, which I lightly embossed with baby hands and feet. Then I found some heart-pattern pieces for the outer frame and the lace border, and some deep raspberry pearl card for the mats. The image is 'Sleeping baby Tilda'. I don't usually go for the magnolia range. I don't do 'cute', and they were very over-used a year or so ago. But I did like this one, though I had to give her mouth. They don't ususally have one which takes away their character for me. The lace was made with two Spellbinders edge dies, the frame and swirls are Marianne dies, and the flowers are a combination of die cuts and flowers from my stash. It felt unbalanced with the empty space on the left, so I added three pieces of white card candy and two tiny pink gems.
As I used up some very ancient snippets for this, I am entering it in the 100th edition of Pixies Snippets Playground.


Maxine D said...

Kate this is gorgeous - so glad to see you had a chance to 'play with pink'!!
Love all the texture and detail you have incorporated.

Saskia said...

Awww, such a cute card! And isn't it nice to do something totally pink every now and then?

Di said...

Hi Kate

Wow, this is absolutely perfect. Love that you used so many snippets and of course that it's a pink card :) Giving the little Tilda a mouth has worked wonders too - I'm with you about that. The only 'mouthless' images I really like are GorJuss girls but this Tilda one is such a sweetie.

Hugs, Di xx

Jean Straw said...

What a lovely cute girly pink card. Sweet little image and lovely die cuts.
Jean x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh how lovely Kate. Cute snippets card and just perfect for everyone to sign. I'm with you and Di about the mouthless images!

Sarn xxx

MaryH said...

This is just adorable. I chuckled when you said you didn't care for Magnolia, as I feel about the same.But you made this one very pretty with adding the mouth (I think the 'no face' is what bothers me about these stamps. Yet they color up so beautifully for those who enjoy them). This one was perfect for this card, and you had the perfect EF as well. All your elements combined to make such a lovely & personal card for your friends, and I'm sure they will treasure it as a wonderful remembrance of such a special day. TFS