Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Take Care, Baby - FM99

Hey Stampers,

Well, you guessed it. Yes ANOTHER challenge card !! I am officially addicted. LOL. Today's inspiration comes from the fun challenge over on The Friday Mashup ! Their mash up this week is to make a baby card, use the color combo of So Saffron, Pool Party and Real Red or to do both !! I decided to do both. Here is the super fun card I came up with !!


Sweet, right ?? I had the fun idea that this Take Care stamp set would go really well for a baby card. Like, waiting for the "eggs to hatch" or something ?? Hahaha. I think its funny and cute. They also said you could pick a neutral to go with the color combo, so I went with Soft Suede. I really like this combo together !! And its perfect for a baby shower or something where they don't know the sex of the baby ... nice and unisex. I stamped the tree branch in Soft Suede ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and then fussy cut it out. I left a VERY thin border around the edge of the image, which made it a bit tricky around those leaves ... but I LOVE how it turned out ! I then stamped the eggs in Pool Party and the nest in So Saffron, and then fussy cut them out as well. I then crumpled up the nest a bit to give it a more 3D effect, and stuck the little eggs inside with a Dimensional. My little banner with the sentiment is a piece of Very Vanilla about 1" wide. I stamped this great sentiment from the Friendly Phrases stamp set with my Soft Suede and Real Red markers. A little knot of the 1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon on this banner really adds a cute touch.

My background layer for this card is a piece of Pool Party measuring 3-3/4" x 5" that I ran through my Big Shot with the Cloudy Day embossing folder. I then sponged the tips of the clouds with my Whisper White Craft ink so they would look a big white! I think its the perfect soft touch. This was then layered onto a piece of Real Red measuring 4" x 5-1/4", and these layers were adhered to a Soft Suede card base with some Dimensionals ... Awesome !! I still felt there needed to be a touch more So Saffron, so a couple of sweet little flowers on the branch did the trick ! The uber versatile scallop from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack made my little flowers, and a tiny Pearl in the centre made them really pop. Love it !!

Well, thats my Mashed Up card today !! I love how it turned out ... won't you play along with us over on The Friday Mashup too ?? Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Sets: Take Care (wood #126310, clear #126312), Friendly Phrases (wood #126149, clear #126151)

Ink: Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad #126978, Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad #126982, So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad #126957, Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad #101731, Real Red Stampin' Write Marker #100052, Soft Suede Marker (Neutrals Collection Stampin' Write Markers #119703)

Paper: Soft Suede #115318, Real Red #102482, Pool Party #122924, So Saffron #105118, Very Vanilla #101650

Accessories: Cloudy Day Embossing Folder #127022, Itty Bitty Punch Pack #118309, 1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon #119251, Basic Pearls #119247, Stamping Sponges #101610

10 comments:

  1. Very cute idea to a baby card.

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  2. Eek, how cute! Love the little nest, and very nice how you made the details dimensional. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

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    1. Thanks so much Heidi !! It was a lot of fun !! Cheers

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  3. This is so, so sweet! I love that little nest and your sweet bow tied to the sentiment. Great card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup this week.

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    1. Thank you Tara !! I know, I can't get enough of the 1/8" Taffeta ... if they retire it I will cry !! Hahahaha

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  4. LOVE this little nest :) The tiny pearls are sooo cute!!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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    1. Thanks a lot Megin !! I know, I only recently got this set but I LOVE it !!

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  5. Very cute card! Love the scene you created. Those pearls in the center of the flowers are a great touch. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!

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