This week's challenge at Heart 2 Heart is to create a gift. I haven't participated in a H2H challenge in a while, and since I'm up to my ears in gifts this time of year, I thought now is perfect time to participate!
This is actually a "gift" that I sold, but the recipient and his wife are giving it to their 2nd little girl, who is due in January. You can see the frame I made for their first little girl here.
I use the same dimensions for most of the baby name frames I do...8" x 10" frame, 1-3/4" for the squares, and the letters are on a 1-1/2" square, mounted on a 1-3/4". To create the letters, I use Stampin' Up sticky pages...they're sticky on both sides. I run the page through my Cricut spell the name, then I mount it on the paper and sprinkle with glitter (always Martha Stewart glitter for EXTRA sparkle!).
I wanted to kinda match the glitter to the frame, so I mixed smoky quartz (smoky gold) with a little brownstone (bronze) to make a medium-bronze color. I used this glitter mixture to create the flower center as well. I started with just a small chipboard circle, then covered with liquid glass and sprinkled with glitter (let it dry overnight). It looks like one of CTMH's new Shimmer designer brads...but I got to customize the color and it was cheaper! (But I do LOVE those new brads!)
To see all the frames I've made, click here.
Thanks for looking!
Bella Level 2 paper pack (retired), mocha opaques, clear shapes (CTMH connections reward), Perennials dimensional elements, Pizzazz irrisistibles, Martha Stewart glitter (brownstone & smoky quartz), cricut, SU sticky pages, brads from Michael's, spiral clip sponged in brown staz-on ink, ribbon from Wal-Mart, Chocolate mini flowers from past special