Friday, July 31, 2009

Stampin'B's Challenge #17 - Baby Card

Nicole was our hostess on the Stampin'B's DT Blog this week. Her challenge was to make a baby card in colors other than pink or blue. In addition, it had to be a square card.

I like doing baby cards in colors other than pink or blue because you can do them ahead of time, without worrying about what the baby will be. Nicole’s challenge gave us that opportunity. I used a piece of DP from a pack called Victoria Mini Papers from Jenni Bowlin and went with the yellow and green in the paper. As part of Nicole’s challenge was to make a square card, I didn’t even have to trim the DP -- it was already 4 inches by 4 inches. I stamped a heart-shaped sentiment from a set of Fiskars baby stamps and cut it out using my Nestabilities heart dies. I used Barely Banana and then sponged it with So Saffron to make the edges a little deeper shade of yellow than the center behind the sentiment. I had some safety pin-shaped brads, which I attached to the Double-ended tags, also from Spellbinders, for the lower sentiment. The green plaid DP is from a DCWV pad called Nana’s Nursery. The matting and scalloped pieces are cut from Certainly Celery, and the card base is white.

Stamps - Fiskars
Paper - GP White, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, DCWV Nana's Nursery DP, Jenni Bowlin Victoria Mini Papers DP
Ink - Versafine Black Onyx, So Saffron
Accessories - Nestabilities Heart and Scallop Oval dies, Spellbinders Double-ended tags, Safety pin brads, Sponge Dauber

To see the rest of the team's creations, check out the Stampin'B's Blog.


ButterflyEars said...

Lois, your baby card is beautiful. I love the script heart, the colors, the sentiment tags with those cut pins and the dp. I love non traditional colors too because as you said you can do them ahead of time.
Hugs, Nicole

Joanne (jojot) said...

so the pins.....great details....always fun to see what you've done with the challenge...have a great day

Carol Southern said...

Something different and refreshing and it's lovely.