Baby Shower

This is the first card I have made using a new stamp set from the 2010-2011 IB&C. You will have to excuse the focus of the camera work, but I just had to take a picture before rushing out the door to a baby shower. My goodness me, it has been long time  since I have been to a baby shower. When I first arrived I was given two pegs, if you said “Baby” then you lost a peg to whoever heard you. I think I was the first one out.

Anyway, back to the card at hand. This new set is called Baby Bundle, and how apt that it had a verse about baby showers.

I must admit, that I left making the card until the last minute and under pressure, just couldn’t think of how to make the card. Thank goodness for the internet, because I went surfing and found a card with a very similar layout, and went Yes! I like that card. So what you see is my final creation.

Baby Nephew

During May we proudly welcomed another Nephew into the world.

Welcome.

I had come across a cute Non SU ribbon bundle in the shape of the bibs.

What a perfect opportunity to use them now.

Teamed up with Very Vanilla, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue and Brocade Blue card stock. The Duck image was taken from the set in the retired Summer Mini catalogue “Wagon Full of Fun”. Lets hope it makes a return in the new catalogue out in September.

All you need to add a dash of colour is some blender pens and ink, whether it be from an ink pad an ink spot or a marker.

Twins

TwinPramsI was asked to make a card for a lady who was having twins. They didn’t know the sex of the babies, so it had to be in neutral colours. They also asked to feature a pram, somehow.

When I was doing a bit of research, a lot of the cards were either pink or blue or a combination of both.

Here I have used Certainly Celery and Barely Banana. Alternate the colours so that it blends well, then layer that against Very Vanilla and it becomes very soft indeed.

 

 

TwinRattlesI couldn’t stop at one card.

I have just purchased glossy card stock and a brayer. So I was eager to try a new technique.

I found some small baby images and stamped them in versamark on the glossy card stock. You then ink up your brayer and roll over the card stock. This leaves you with a subtle image in the background.

Again, I have alternated  the two colours, attempting to blend and  bring the two separate parts to the card together.

Baby Jumpsuit

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Some time ago a friend of ours had a baby daughter. I had seen these cards before and wanted to give them a try.

It is a little bit fussy, but looks excellent as a finished card. I liked it so much I made quite a few more in a variety of colours and the girls at work bought them from me. It is easy to mix and match colours for both boys, girls and neutral colour tones.

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