My brother has FINALLY become a Daddy and I have a new niece Pippa :o) I decided to do a side step card but I wanted it not to collapse so I fixed it to a board. So now it's more of a 3D, 360, diorama rather than a card, but then that's me, I like making extra work for myself :oD
The first 3 photo's are how I did the main construction...
I used mounting board for the base covered with Bazzill card. The sides I didn't cover until most of the elements were stuck on, this was so's I could put a ruler or finger inside for support when sticking something down.
The birds, bees, dragon flies, snail, flowers, toadstools, mushrooms and trees are all Magnolia rubber stamps. The sun, rabbit worm, clouds and butterfly body are made from different pictures sourced from the web. eg. the sun has been made up from 2 different pictures with extra drawing by me and the worm was made up from 3 pictures. The butterfly wings were made from a Martha Stewart punch and coloured with smooch. The rainbow I made myself using a compass and Derwents coloursoft pencils and covered in Smooch top coat. The grass was made using Magnolias DooHickeys Grass die and Matha Stewarts grass punch.
The sentiments were computer generated. "Pippa" was coloured in with Atyou Spica glitter pens and gone over twice with Sakura Gellroll Glaze pen. The frame for the large sentiment was made with Crafts Too Daises embossing folder and Nestabilities Dahlia die, the embossing folder had first been inked with Brilliance Sky Blue ink pad. Punched daisies were added with half pearls and seed beads.The little teddy is one of those dangly things you put on your mobile/cell phone. The "picnic" is dolls house stuff and ribbon, and I made the flag with a cocktail stick and a bit of card. There I think I covered everything.
Take care and keep smiling