Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Baby Girl

I hope your week is off to a good start.  Me, now that we have power, I'm better.  Our power went out yesterday for 20hrs.  It snowed last night, too.  So, as you can image, I was not a happy camper.  To turn my frown upside down, I just found out that a card I created was selected as a top 3 winner @ The Ribbon Reel.   How fabulous! [here is that post]  To keep on my high, I went to my craft room, and I made a baby card.  But, I don't have anyone to give it to, so it will be for sale in my Etsy shop.  There are several photos of this card.  So, please be advised, PHOTO HEAVY POST.

Here is the card:

 I have a few close-up images of three of the corners.  I started making this card with some left over supplies, and it kinda grew! I did use the current sketch from My Favorite Things stamps blog site.  
The card base is crumb cake card stock.  The largest matt is white card stock that was run through my big shot, using the Vintage Wall paper embossing folder.  I thought the texture would give the card stock some visual interest.  The pattern papers used are from Prima.  Yes, Prima makes more than flowers. {smiles}  I added two Athena Flowers to this card.  I thought the pale yellow helped keep the card girly, without drowning the card in pink.  
The buttons are from Paper Trey Ink, all three pink buttons.  I used some light twine to tie bows behind two of the buttons.  
I used the 2-step bird punch from Stampin' Up! to create all the leaf sprigs.  The paper I used has a distressed white wash pink polka dot pattern.  
I stamped the stork in Basic Brown classic ink.  Mainly because the ink is water resistant.  So, when I used my blender pen to color various portions of the image, the ink wouldn't run.
For the rattle, I stamped the image and fussy cut it out.  I added a heart punched from some silver glimmer paper, and added a pearl.  I felt that that corner needed something, so that is what I did.
Yes, you do see some text paper peaking out from behind the white cloth ribbon.  I added a strip of First Edition DSP, and did a scallop trim edge to it.  I used a white brad to hold the multi-loop bow together, and added a half pearl to the brad, to jazz it up.  The tiny butterfly was a last minute addition.
As for the bottom right corner, it didn't really photograph very well.  The flower has leaves, pearl swirls, and a push pin.  See the green ball?  Well, it is a push pin by Webster's Pages.  It also has a clear butterfly just below the  green pearl.  I thought it helped pull the green from the floral centers.
That tiny photo frame from Melissa Frances, was a lot of fun to work with.  I know what I wanted to say, I just needed to find the right tiny stamp set.  And I did.  Its from a Monogram stamp set by Paper Trey Ink.  I stamped the words in a dark brown ink onto a subtle pink pattern paper.  I used a hot glue gun to adhere the photo frame to the card.
The main image is a stamp from Stampin' Up!.  I used Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, and Blush Blossom to color the image.  I used my white gel pen, to add white specks on the lens of the eye glasses.  I used foam tape to lift this decorative piece off the card front.  I wanted this card to have some dimension.
I really wanted to make a sweet, vintage, baby card, and I think believe that I have.  Sometimes, when you get lost in your own creativity, and the right style of music is playing, you I can make some really pretty things.
Thank you for looking.   I hope your week is going well.  Tomorrow, I have CAS baby card to share.

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