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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Just for Baby

You've heard me say that I've been a member of various online stamping groups.  One of them sends out Challenges each week, and although I really don't participate too often, I do try whenever I can.  Recently, there was a baby card challenge.  Well, I need a baby card....the daughter of a good friend of mine had a baby girl.  So, I thought this would be a GOOD thing to participate in!

Well, as much fun as I had making the card....it did NOT turn into a baby girl card!  I LOVE blue and yellow together...
yellow and pink, well, not so much!  So, that's how this evolved into what it is.  And it's just so cute, don't you think?!!  Baby cards are sweet and such fun to make...after all, new babies are sweet and fun, too!

As with many of my cards, this is a basic, classic layout....all dressed up with lots of details.  One of my favorite new things is to make the base of the card a color (in this case Bashful Blue) with a impressed layer in the same color over top....that way, the inside of the card has a nice clean look to it.  The corners are all rounded.  And that cute little duckie?...well, it's from the new Easy Events, a set we all received at Convention in July.  Here's he's paper-pieced....in other words, I stamped him 3 times:  1 time on the Whisper White background paper, 1 time on Daffodil Delight, and finally a last time on Bashful Blue.  Then I cut out the body of the duck stamped in Daffodil Delight, and the umbrella top out of Bashful Blue and layered them both onto the white stamped background.  The little sailor hat and the dots in the umbrella are "colored" in with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, which also outlines the waves.  The duck bill was simply colored by using my Pumpkin Pie marker.  And one of those cute little tiny Mini Brads (the new ones) was used for his eye. 

The plaid background was a technique we learned at Convention....you can't see it on screen, but there's a lot of texture going on here.  I inked up my new Stripes EF and put it through the Big Shot....then re-inked it and put the same paper back in but turning it 90 degrees first.  Cool?!!...Huh?!!

Since there was so much going on, the saying is not layered, but the outlined letter and brackets were colored in with my Bashful Blue marker.  Oh, and check out the inside....a plain and simple inside just wouldn't do!  My Challenge Partner should be receiving this in the mail in today or maybe Monday....sure hope she likes it!

And as an added bonus, this card qualifies for the Challenge over at Hand-Stamped Sentiments.  There's some fabulous entries this week!  Be sure to check them out.

Stamps:  Easy Events, Word Play, Full of Life
Inks:  Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Basic Gray (for greeting inside), Daffodil Yellow (inside card)
CS:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Bashful Blue
Punches:  Corner Rounder, Extra Large Oval, Scallop Border (inside card), 1 3/4" Circle, 2 3/8" Scallop
Big Shot:  Perfect Polka Dots EF, Stripes EF, Circles (used for the Daffodil Delight circle layer), Scallop Squares Duo
Misc:  Bashful Blue Grosgrin Ribbon, White Baker's Twine, Silver Mini Brad, Paper Piercer (to make hole), Pumkin Pie Marker, Bashful Blue Marker, Mini Glue Dots (to hold bow on)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!


6 comments:

Krista said...

WOW....this card is awesome!! There are so many great details that you put into it. I love that you made it blue even though your friend is having a girl. I bet she'll be happy to see something that's not pink. I'm partial to blue though, I have 3 boys and no girls. :) Love the embossing and the gingham from the stripes embossing folder, too. Love it!! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

inkedx2 said...

Love this cute baby card! It was cool the way you used the polka dots and stripes to create a checkerboard together. Any mom would love to get this. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

This is so cute! I love the blue gingham background! This is the perfect boy card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week!

Shannon said...

Barbara, this is adorable. The embossing makes the whole card. Really softens it up. The colors and duck image are perfect. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

stampinbygenny said...

I too love blue and yellow! I love how you colored the image and repeated it on the inside of the card. You did a great job with this challenge. Beautiful baby card! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Anne Marie said...

What an adorable baby card! I love the blue and yellow together and all of the fun details you added, like that fun double bow. The decorated inside is a great touch, too. Thanks so much for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments! :)

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