My niece recently gave birth to a cute baby girl, her first child. To commemorate that special occasion, I decided to make her new family a special card. I purposely didn't put any sentiment or writing on the front of the card in case she wanted to use it as a decoration in Baby's room.
August 10, 2021
In planning for this card, I wanted it to be pinkish, so I chose Petal Pink for the entire thing. I love the look of tone on tone.
Because dotted Swiss always seems so very feminine to me, I embossed the gates of the card with that look.
The belly band took me the longest to create. I knew I wanted to use one of the lovely lacy butterflies from the Brilliant Wings die set. But beyond that I wasn't sure.
Digging through my really old embossing folders, I came across this precious strip of embossing that resembles eyelet somewhat.
I ran two strips of the Petal Pink cardstock through inside it so I could have double the width, with one strip facing the other, so it looks as if it is a single piece of lace. I needed to be so careful to get the strips to match perfectly. For some reason, that was a real challenge to me.
The two strips were added to the front of the belly band (the reverse side is plain cardstock).
One detailed butterfly was die cut, as was one solid butterfly. Actually, the solid butterfly is a smidge larger than the fancy one.
To add to the feminine delicacy, I fluffed it up just a bit more.
I found -- from an old Paper Pumpkin kit -- two pearly hearts in the exact same color as everything else and adhered them to the body of the butterfly.
The second feminine thing was a little bit of bling in a sparkly ribbon folded and adhered to the back side of the butterfly before it was all added to the lacy belly band.
A closeup of all the details
Just to demonstrate the wonderful texture and dimension of the card