This is another “new baby” card, and I used some more of the new Stampin’ Up Occasions Catalog items. The Painted Petals DSP design are lovely – and this one just looks like a spring garden to me. What better image to evoke for the birth of a new tiny human? Once again, I used the creative designs of one of the many blog sites that give us not-so-creative folks a little boost. This week, I tapped into the Sunday Stamps blog for their SSC92 challenge.
I wanted this card to be suitable for either a boy or a girl, and I think I got there.
As you can see, this particular paper would lend itself to the use of many different color combos – and, like so many of them – would be good for other occasions as well. I decided to use Night of Navy for the card base and Wisteria Wonder for the mat. I used a Martha Stewart edge punch to create the lacy edging driven by the sketch. Once I had those two pieces cut and ready (card cuts are listed below), I SNAIL’d the Painted Blooms DSP piece to the Wisteria Wonder.
I cut another piece of Wisteria Wonder CS, inked up my SU Baby We’ve Grown Sweet Baby stamp with Versamark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I cut a banner end out with my SU Hexagon Punch, and sponged the edges of my banner with some Night of Navy ink. I really like how sponging the edges adds quick depth to a piece of CS, without adding any additional weight like you’d get with another piece of CS behind it. With the banner/sentiment complete, I SNAIL’d it to the mat.
I used the new Painted Blooms Cotton Twine, wrapped around the mat twice and secured to the back. I had a cute little crotchet flower in my stash – so I made a little bow with more of the Painted Blooms Twine, and glued it to my flower with a dot of Liquid Glue. And then I glued all that onto the already-wrapped twine. I must say I’m a fan of twine when it comes to making bows, for sure!
I adhered the mat to my card base with Dimensionals, and the outside of the card was done! This one goes together really fast, and would be a super design, IMHO, to use if you were wanting to make a bunch of cards pretty quickly (like, if you were going to give a set of note-cards to someone as a very nice gift!).
For my inside liner, I used White CS again. I reprised the Night of Navy ink on my Baby We’ve Grown bunny stamp (he’s about as cute as he can be!) and (with a flash of unaccustomed whimsy!), stamped him in the very bottom corner, as if he’s peeking in. I was pretty impressed with myself on that one – I’m having to learn that things don’t have to be where one expects them to be all the time! ;-0 I finished with my Petite Pairs sentiment, and called it a day!
I hope that you liked my share for today. It just makes me happy to look at it – so cheerful and promising spring is coming!
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Here are the card cuts for today’s project:
Night of Navy Cardstock: Card Base 4 1/2″ x 11″, creased and folded at 5 1/2″
Wisteria Wonder Cardstock: Bottom Mat 5 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and then edged with edger punch; Sentiment banner 1 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper: Top Mat 3 3/4″ x 5″
White Cardstock: Inside Liner 4 1/4″ x 5 1/4″
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