Megan's sister asked if I could make a decorative "banner" for the baby shower. The colors were very classic - black, white and gold per the invitation. It was very simple and understated with a single gold heart.
So here was the inspiration - the invitation (clearly there was more on the invitation
but I masked personal information - thanks to PicMonkey - love that online editing program!)
The editing altered the "white" a little but trust me , it was classy!
Here is a sampling of the different papers used with the lettering. Honestly, I fell in love with this project as it came together. What was in my head translated well to paper - that is rarely the case!
The design is from Birds Cards and is one of her pennant designs. After I chose it I realized why it jumped out at me - it looks a little like a baby bib! (ok - use your imagination!!) So I had some Recollections printed paper from Michael's in all sorts of black and white patterns and used that to accent the gold letters that were cut out of smooth gold glittered card stock. And the hearts were cut out of holographic gold card stock. I had some black and gold cording that I ran through the openings in the open scalloped border and it seemed to tie it all together. I was eager to see how it looked actually hanging up in the house.
The shower was held in the home of a very dear friend and it was not only decorated beautifully for the holidays, but the touched of black, gold and white on the tables were absolutely stunning. It was a truly elegant setting.
As you entered the home you could see the "baby banner" on the wall.
So beautifully decorated for a Christmas baby shower!
Note the simple elegance of the gold chairs, striped table runners,
gold chargers, white and clear plates - perfection!
It was a truly lovely morning spent celebrating the pending arrival of this already much loved baby. After today, I think they have most of the needed essentials to help them enjoy every minute of this new adventure!
And I heard tonight that this baby banner will be hanging in the nursery awaiting the arrival.
That makes me smile.......
It feels good to be crafting again. Pin It Now!