Baby Card Time

Pink seems to be the theme of my week ... no guesses why really!!  Although I think we're in a world of hurt if baby number three isn't the girl we're expecting!!

Anyway, today I had the chance to make a card for my lovely cousins who welcomed baby Esther into the world this week.  Another beautiful little girl to join my very large (extended) family!

While blog-surfing yesterday, I saw a card featuring a cute little giraffe on a yellow card.  I don't even think it was a baby card, so I thought to myself ... I could use this and turn it into a baby card.  So here's what I made:

I had to do a scrounge around for some baby-themed stamps as I've lent all my baby stamp sets to friends, so luckily I had on hand the Wagon Full of Fun set that had this cute little duck image.  Cute enough for a baby card I think!

The photo doesn't really show it very clearly, so I'll try to explain: I have used circle punches to cut circles from the textured Pink Pirouette CS and then lightly sponged the edges with Pink Pirouette ink.  It gives both dimension and texture to the card.  The black CS behind the pink gives a striking contrast and works really well (in my humble opinion!!).  I've also 'water-coloured' the little duckie although looking back, I think the Melon Mambo ribbon might be a bit too strong for this pic.  Oh well.  I also sponged the edges of the white CS with the duckie with more Pink Pirouette!!  I love that colour!!

Here's what I used:

Stamps: A Wagon Full of Fun (retired) & Little Angel
Papers: Pink Pirouette CS, Pink Pirouette textured CS, Whisper White & Black CS
Inks: Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie & Melon Mambo
Other: Circle punches, Pretty in Pink Taffeta ribbon, sponge daubers & Aqua Painter brush

I will now try and find the original card that I was inspired by, so I can give credit where credit is due!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh its gorgeous Carolyn, love the punched circles idea, it does add great texture and dimension, will have to try this out!!!



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