Textured Baby Card

One of the guys at work is expecting his first baby tomorrow.  Had to make a fun card for that.

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This is for the MFP SpeedyTV Tutorial Time challenge last weekend.  I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut out the background from a light weight white card stock, then used some embossing paste on the blue card base.  The sentiment is from the MFP Fabulous Dogs 2012 set, that I went over with a clear Stardust pen (Sakura) and the exclamation point I used a Souffle pen (Sakura).  The koala is called “Cute Koala” and is a Silhouette design that I cut out.  The body is from a lighter blue that I embossed.  Just a hint, but cutting out the body would have worked better had I embossed it AFTER I cut it out.  Had so much fun putting the little guy together.  Used some Fun Fur (Lion Brands) to add a bit more texture to the side.  The label with the sentiment is from the Fancy Tags set (Spellbinders).

A lot to this, but so fun to make.  Now to write in it and get it delivered.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!

Black and White vs Corners

I did two cards this week for a couple different challenges.  This first one was done for the Simple Salutations challenge and MFP SpeedyTV, as well as the Rotating Challenge at ScrapZee.

1-10-14 BW Banners


I used the Silhouette to create the fun banner flags and cut the sentiment out of the flags at the same time.  Had a lot of fun making this black and white card.  It was even more fun figuring out a few new things on the Silhouette.  (Yes, I like figuring things out and having them work.)  I really liked the chain link fence embossing folder from GooseBumpz that I used on the card base and thought it went well to add some interest for my banners.  It’s fun to see the embossing through the letters, too.  (The letters themselves are saved on my desk and ready to use on another project.)

This next card was done for the MFP SpeedyTV Inspiration challenge this week which was “Doggie Fashion”.  The pictures of dogs in sweaters was interesting, but what “inspired” me was the pointed collar on one of the sweaters.  Not sure why, but that was what jumped out.  So, I put collar points on my baby card for some friends who just adopted a beautiful little girl.

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Yes, I used the same Color on Color embossing technique again.  I love how the light colors show through the darker pink.  Used some fun sparkle pink embossing powder for the fun stork image, too.  There are sentiments from a LOT of different stamp sets that I refuse to take the time to list.

Which card do you like best?  I’d love to know if the black and white jumps out at you, or if it is the corner baby card.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!

It’s a Boy

My friend, Lenda, is expecting a boy in November.  There is a baby shower for her, soon, so I wanted to make her a special card.  Now, I had 3 separate challenges that I wanted to use this card for, so it took some planning.  The weekly challenge at ScrapZee.com this week is to use embossing folders.  The Friends of Stamp TV challenge this week is to decorate the corners, so I used a couple of small embossing folders for the corners, too.  The weekly challenge at StampTV is to use a hanging element, so I hung my stork from some twine and let him slide across the card to deliver the baby.  Now, I wasn’t sure how it would all go together, but I really like the way this one came out.

9-16-13 SZ STV MFP Lenda Shower

I have come to realize that I’ve gotten in such a rush and usually post more than one card at once, so I forget to tell you what supplies I used.  Now, I know when I look at posts, sometimes I really like something and want to know what it is.  So, I’m going to try to post my supply lists from now on, so if you like something you can figure out what it is.

Supplies Used:

  • Base card 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ folded at 4-1/4″ out of white 110lb Georgia Pacific Imagine Plus+
  • 5-1/4″ x 4″ blue – I believe this was from a DCWV pack that I got many years ago, but there are only pieces left, so I’m not positive.  This was embossed with the Cuttlebug Divine Swirls folder.
  • The corner pieces were cut and embossed with a Cuttlebug set that I cannot find the name for, but believe came with my Cuttlebug when I purchased it many years ago.  Same white card was used.
  • The twine is just that, not sure what the manufacturer is, just have some that I got wrapped around a package.
  • The stamp set I used is called Mommy-to-be-Diva from Gina K. and was designed by Debbie Corbari.  It was stamped on the same white card and cut out by hand.  In case you are wondering, I tend to cut a lot out by hand and usually grab my little ColorBee scissors.  If it is something thick, or huge, I tend to use my Tim Holtz scissors with the big red handles.  I used the ColorBees on this.
  • I also used my Koh-i-Noor Woodless Colour Pencils to color in the image.

No, I probably won’t go into this much detail again, but just wanted to let you know and get you used to it for this one.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today!