August 26, 2008

Ducky Baby Card

All summer, I've had no card business, nada. I go back to school and I get a request for a gift ensemble for a friend's mom for her birthday, a request for my card basket so the teachers can refill their stash and 10 baby shower invitations. Woohoo, I'm back in business!! I knew that the Bitty Baby Blessings set from Papertrey would be a perfect match for the baby shower invitations. The invites need to be non gender so I think I'll use the onsie or perhaps the baby elephant, who knows. I'll post those when I get them done.

In the mean time, here's a baby card I did a while back. I used the large ducky from the Bitty Baby Blessings set to do some paper piecing for the main image. It's mounted on a Spellbinder's cut and embossed square which was also airbrushed with a Copic Sketch marker and the airbrush system. I adhered that piece to a piece of Lemon Tart cardstock which was cut with the Spellbinder's Label die template. For the bottom of the card, I stamped the tiny ducky images all in a row and colored them in with Copic markers. I love that there are large and small images of each animal in this set, cute!!
For the card base, I used Papertrey's Lemon Tart cardstock and matching Lemon Tart Swiss Dot Satin ribbon, tied in a big bow. Background paper and alphabet strip are from Cosmo Cricket.

Hope you enjoy! There's nothing like being at that age when you're first married and then all your friends start having babies. It's such an exciting time of life.


Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

That's fantastic! You're going to be busy, busy, busy! I really, really like that duckie card!!

Stefanie Staniak said...

Congrats on all the commissioned work!! This card is adorable - can't wait to see the baby shower invites :)

Anonymous said...

Would you mind sharing more information about your card basket? Is it just a basket of cards for sale in the lounge? How much do you sell them for. That's great that word is back around. You're very talented, so I'm glad you can use it making a little extra cash!!


Shelly said...

Very sweet invite!

Christine said...

That duckie card is so CUTE.
The work sounds like fun!

Kimberly said...

Cute! Those papers work perfectly with the duck stamp!

Alisa said...

I am so glad to hear things are picking up for you. I am a blog stalker. I don't always comment, but you are by far one of favs. We have very similar styles/ appears anyway.

I do have a question for you. I have had several people ask me to make them cards, but when I tell them the price per card they think it is too much. I was wondering if you would tell me the price range you charge so I can have a better idea. I love to do the projects, but I don't want to give my time away for free either. Any help or advice you could give would be appreciated. Wish you were closer so I could breathe in your creativity. Send it west...please! =)

Melissa said...

Sweet as can darling. You amaze me. So much so that I left you a little award...I tagged you....I left you a little lovin' on my blog :)

Anonymous said...

Hi there,
I am also curious about what to charge for cards, I also get the same response from people that it's too much. I don't think they realize the time and thought that goes into the cards.

Thank you,


Hi Michelle,

Just passing through and wanted to say I love your creations! Have you ever thought of becoming a Guest Designer for a stamp line? If you are interested, please contact me.


DeeDee said...

Oh sweet is this!!! I love it Mish...yay on the too!!! HUGS!!!

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