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:
- Fussy and Fancy Friday - New Baby
- Creative Card Crew - Dimension
- Ladybug Crafts Ink - Something With Wings
- The Paper Shelter - Bling it On
- Moving Along with the Times - Celebrate with no birthdays.
- 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.