Monday, September 14, 2009

Glitter for Babies

I recently attended a class on using Dreamweaver stencils by Julie Makela from The Stencil Specialists. A couple of years ago, Michelle taught us techniques in stencilling which she had learned from Julie and I enjoyed it. At the time I did quite a lot of Christmas cards using glitter and embossing medium but since then my stencils have sat in the cupboard. Well after doing the class with Julie, they've come out of the cupboard (the stencils I mean) and I'm starting to use them again.

Here are two baby cards I made using Beate's weekend sketch challenge #97. Instead of square cards, I've made mine into A5 size cards so I hope that's ok.
The baby pins are done on double sided Jac paper. The glitter on the boy card is from the Alison Ellis range and on the girl card, the pink is the SU glitter.
Ribbon, button and thread from my stash. The frill was something Michelle Habib did as a WOW at SU convention in Canberra this year (I think it was Michelle) using the eyelet border punch to make a frill.
The little silver pearls are by Joy Crafts and have been in my stash for quite a few months. They have now seen the light of day and I love them.
I cut the circles with my nesties and silver peel offs to finish.
Think that's everything mentioned.

Today I did manage to make four more cards so I'll put them up tomorrow.
Hope everyone has a good night or day as the case may be. I'm off to bed now.


Kylie said...

Oh wow Leigh, your cards are so pretty!
Love the frill and the ribbon/trim is so cute!
Great cards, love them!!!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Lynette said...

Beautiful cards, Leigh! I love the sparkle. I have the materials to do that, but of course I forget about them! Thanks for the reminder - your cards are so gorgeous. The "frill" is very pretty, also. Thanks, too, for your comments on my blog. They are always appreciated:)

Leonie said...

Leigh, these are just beautiful, full of shimmering fabulousness!

Cheryl said...

OMG these are just so pretty and the ribbon so cute.....perfect baby cards!!!

Jean McKenzie said...

Leigh, these cards are truly pretty! I love all you have used on them - perfect baby cards. You are so good at using the stencils!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

These are adorable Leigh!!! Love the sparkle and great job with the sketch!!! :)