Wednesday 9 March 2011

#56 It's Twins!

Card in it's box

Yep, you 'got it in one', the theme of this week's challenge at I ♥ Promarkers is 'Baby' and the DT are all using images from Di's Digis. The image I have used is called 'Cute Slumber' and as you can see, I used it twice!! My niece (& God daughter) is expecting twins so this has given me the perfect opportunity to make a card in anticipation of the happy event.

The image on the right (as you view it), is the digi as it comes to you, but for the other side I reversed the image. Having printed both off, I then got out my Open Hearts & Tall Stories board from the Glitter Girls and  embossed the heart surrounding the infants making sure each was centralised. I then coloured them in with my trusty Promarkers choosing to err on the side of caution colour wise as we don't know the gender of the babies other than they are both the same sex. I then embossed the next layer, the mats behind the images in this fabulous glitter card. It is a different kind of glitter card though as it is only flecked with golden glitter and seems so sophisticated looking. Well, I think so anyway! LOL. For the actual card base itself I used a white with texture on both sides so it can stand up to scrutiny on the reverse too. Having embossed the outer heart shape I added dots of pearlescent gloss and once dry, did the same on the reverse. The flowers & small white bows were from my stash but the scrummy long ribbon down the centre of the card is from Fantastic Ribbons. The sentiments on the back of the card I made on the PC, leaving room for me to add the 'to' & 'from' at a later date.

I then made a box for it to go in - adding an acetate window to the top, edging with a narrow peel-off and a popping on a floral embellishment. The 2 roses cut from the same glittering card as the main card's mats were created using a Marianne Designs die and I also punched a couple of Martha Stewart frond branches from white card colouring them with Promarkers and added them to the bouquet. For the banner across the top I printed the words on the PC, drew myself a banner around them & cut it out, colouring the outlined words with a gold gel pen.

To the base of the bottom of the box I added a paper liner, also a sentiment in itself. Having measured the internal sized of the base I replicated the two mirrored infants images though lightened them and sent them into the background so that I could add a verse in black over them.  I then punched an decorative edge using a Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page set, adding yet more flowers and leaves to a corner.

If I haven't bored you to tears yet, I would love it if you could leave me a comment and also join in with our challenge this week. Just remember to use your Promarkers and a baby themed image and you will be in with a chance of winning some goodies from this week's sponsor, Di's Digis.

Other Challenges I would like to enter my card for are:
Shelly's - layers (well, I would say that one is safely covered, LOL)
Fussy 'n Fancy - embossing &/or paper piecing (the edges of all the layers are hand embossed)
Stamp Challenges - digi day
Digital Tuesday - welcome little one (...or even two!! LOL)
Everybody Art - baby
Tellen's Place - embellish, embellish, embellish
Crafty Pad - use a ribbon
Creative Inspirations - templates
Gingerloft - flowers
Simply Create - power of flowers
Stamptacular Sunday - good luck, congratulations or best wishes
Incy Wincy - pastel colours.


  1. Oh my gosh Christine this is just gorgeous, so so pretty. The image is just sooooo cute and the design, well i'm speechless! You always come up with such amazing cards and I love coming to look at what you have created xx

  2. Oh WOW Tine. What a gorgeous creation. Such a gorgeous image, delicate colouring, lovely design. To make a box is just wonderful and so pretty to match. Such fabulous co-ordinated embellishments. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
    Love Sandra xxx

  3. I love this I'm sure she will love it when the time comes for you to give it to her thanks for playing at Tellens Place
    Luv Jane xxx

  4. Hi Christine thats a stunning card set, love everything about it. with hugs Shirleyxxx

  5. OMGoodness Tine!!!! You've done it again! Totally awesoem! This one is going in my fave cards tab for sure. So creative and beautiful. I understand now why it takes you days to make a card. They're a work of art!

  6. So pretty! And cute in this box. The project DEFINITELY covers the "Layers" requirement. :) I just LOVE it!

    Thanks so much for joining our "Lots of Layers" challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

  7. Hi Tine, what a beautiful project for your niece! Wow, she will love this! Twins what a joy! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Tellen's Place embellishment challenge. Good luck and I hope to see you again!
    Hugs, Sarah

  8. WOW! This is stunning! I love how you reversed the digi's so that you can make them separate babies like that. Your coloring is super awesome! I love that you made the box and added all the cute stuff to make the cards so special; something your niece will always cherish. Thanks for joining us this week at Tellen's Place at our "Embellishments" challenge. :~)

  9. So how did you make the actual heart shape base? Are they nesties or what? It's really beautiful. (yes, I'm back. LAst time through was just to look at the pics, this time I read your post. lol)

  10. Gorgeous card, beautiful image. Thanks for sharing at The Crafty Pad this week. Good luck in the draw.

    Pat xx

  11. Hiya Tine,

    How are you?

    Be a while since I managed a visit.

    WOW your work is amazing as always, had a look back at your cards - such a clever talented lady that you are!

    This card & box is amazing - love it!

    Take care
    Big Hugs

  12. I have never seen a cuter or prettier baby card! I love it. Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

  13. Gorgeous baby cards, they are some lucky twins. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

  14. A gorgeous card. Wonderful caolouring. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.

    Nikki F x

  15. Oh my, these are fabulous, wow! Love Love Love them! Thanks for playing in our "Lots of Layers" challenge, at Shelly's Images.

  16. Adorable. What a great way to welcome new life into the world. Love your colouring and choice of embellishments. Thankyou for sharing this with us at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

  17. Lovely project, love the image and the sweet colouring - very pretty. Thanks so much for joining in with our template challenge at Creative Inspirations.
    Jenni x

  18. ReALLY A NICE "GET WELL SOON"card and i think it's tea in the cup:=) Love this easel card and the colours used:=)

    Thanks for joining our challenge at PfP:=)
    Hugs Heidi

  19. Oh this is stunning.

  20. Wow so pretty!

    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @ Please come back on Sunday for another brilliant challenge! :)


  21. Wow sooo beautiful! Thanks for joining us at DTC this week, Karen

  22. How lovely is this one! They don't come much better than this. What a stunning & personal card, one that will no doubt be cherished. Jx

  23. OoooH Just beautiful! I love the soft colours used, the baby image and the embellies!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
    Lynn xx
    PS: I am having a give away on my blog if you are interested

  24. There are no words to discribe the beauty & creativity you've put into this !!! WOW !!!
    Simply amazing in every way from your coloring of these adorable images to the embossing on the hearts. HOW ever did you get that look ???
    I am SO SO glad I just found your wonderful blog & will be back often to see more of the bwautiful things you create.
    Hugs, Janie