Sunday, 27 May 2012

Welcome baby! Boy or Girl?

I've been saving this post for a while.  I made these cards for my best friend's new baby, and since I made them before the baby's arrival I didn't know whether to make pink or blue.  The solution?  Make both!

 I started with a base of cream Gina K 120# cardstock, and since this would be a baby card I decided I wanted to keep everything light and fresh looking.  I decided to layer with some Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla that had been embossed in my Cuttlebug.  The creams from the two companies are a very close match.

Once I chose some pretty pink and blue satins, and some lovely Prima ribbons to coordinate I decided to stamp my image and sentiment with dark brown ink.  The little ducks were coloured with coordinating markers. The focal image and sentiment was punched with a square label shape and foam taped over the knotted ribbon.

At this point I figured the card was finished, but as I looked at it I felt it needed more.  I had just gotten a package of pearls with my latest Stampin' Up! order so I decided to use them here.  To mimic  bubbles I decided to use various sizes and place them as if they were floating over the card.  I love these pearls!

I kept things simple on the inside with just a simple sentiment and another duck image, this time not coloured in. 

I love how this turned out.  Wondering which one I gave to my friend?  Pink!  As per usual my prediction was wrong, but thats OK because the baby is beautiful!!  :)

I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges:
  1. Fussy and Fancy Friday - New Baby
  2. Creative Card Crew - Dimension
  3. Ladybug Crafts Ink - Something With Wings
  4. The Paper Shelter - Bling it On
  5. Moving Along with the Times - Celebrate with no birthdays.
  6. Charisma Cardz - No flowers allowed

I used the following supplies:

Cardstock:  Gina K Designs 120# Pure Luxury Pure Ivory, Stampin' Up Very Vanilla.

Stamps:  Stampin' Up! Petite Pairs, Year Round Fun II

Ink:  Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip.

Markers:  Bic Mark Its Summer Melon, Pink Flamingo, Oceanview Blue.

Ribbon:  Prima Marketing (velvet grosgrain), satin ribbon from my stash.

Pearls:  Stampin' Up! Jewels Basic Pearls.

Adhesive:  Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, foam squares, Glue Dots.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Moroccan Screen Embossing Folder.


Cat's sCrap said...

Wonderful work. Simple and clean card as I like. Beautiful embossing. Magnificent realizations ! Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Sue said...

Aww these are So sweet Cathy! I love the embossing and lush ribbon. The little image and sentiment are perfect and look so pretty with the pearls. Wonderful CAS design!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

NGCARDS said...

This is an adorable creation hun! Thanks for playing along at Charisma Cardz! xxx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow! Love both of these they are just adorable! Thank you so much for playing this week at Moving Along With The Times :)

Bubbles said...

Simply adorable!!! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
Joanne x

Lisa Jane said...

what a great set of cards - love the embossing
Thanks for joining us at MAWWT and LCI this week
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week
Hugs Julie P

Carissa said...

Very sweet. Love the embossed background. Thanks for playing at Charisma.

Margaret said...

Gorgeous cards and the pearls are fab

Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Creative Card Crew for our dimension challenge

Margaret DT