November 12, 2007

Adorable Baby Cards...

Hi everyone! My family and I just returned from a short vacation to Branson. We had a great time and the scenery was breath taking. The fall trees were bursting with color and the girls got brand new Build-A-Bear critters...so all is well. Please take a moment this Veteran's Day to remember all of those who have served for us. Enjoy your freedom and the beautiful country that we live in!!

On to the cards. These are some more baby cards that I made up for my stash basket. This first little cutie uses the Lockhart images Sweet Pea along with some background stamps from the millinery collection for the card base and the envelope. The main image is colored with Copic markers to match the Cosmo Cricket baby patterned paper. I love the hint of vintage that this card has. Image was cut and embossed with a circle Spellbinder's Die Template and then mounted on a scallop cut blue circle. Two cute pink Dew Drops add a little accent to the card along with some cream SU! grosgrain ribbon and the SU! *adorable* sentiment.

The boy baby cards feature the Lockhart image called Snip & Snails. Again, I colored my images with Copic markers to match the patterned paper. I cut and embossed the images with a Spellbinder's circle die template but left off the scallop mat this time. SU! *adorable* sentiment and stamp was used for the envelopes.

Tip of the day: Whenever I use patterned paper, I usually finish off the top edge of the paper with some kind of horizontal element. For the girl cards, I used ribbon and for the boy cards, I used a strip of blue cardstock. I think this finishes off the *edge* of the patterned paper and creates a nice transition from the patterned paper to the solid cardstock base.

10 comments:

Dawn Thomas said...

Love your cards! These ones are perfect withe patterned paper that you have choosen. I have these two on my list after seeing the many ways you use them. Your blog is very inspiration, i love how you use so much patterned paper in your designs.

Dawn T
Canada

Flossie's Follies said...

these are adorable, love them, the strip paper on the girls is fantastic and love the paisley paper on the boys cards. Fantastic.

Viv said...

These are totally adorable! I especially love the little girl card with the Dew Drops!

Dottie K said...

These are so adorable! :)

StamperSharon said...

Absolutely adorable baby cards, Michelle!

Charmingdesigns said...

oh these are sooo adorable!!

Rose Ann said...

Your cards are so adorable! I just love that sweet image. You're really making me want it. ;)

chelemom said...

Such cute cards! I love this layout!

Vicki said...

Hi Michelle,

where in Kansas do you live? I live in MO near Joplin, are we close? I would love to meet one of my stamping idols, someday!!!

Tiffiny said...

These are so adorable. Great job.

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