Sunday, September 5, 2010


What a lovely holiday weekend! I don't know what the weather is like where you are but here in Central Illinois - it's beautiful. I'm sitting outside for the first time all summer enjoying my patio, our tiny little fish pond and the colorful flowering shrubs and bushes my DH planted in the Spring - and the temperature hasn't reached 70 yet! GLORIOUS!!!!!

After yesterday's post I talked with my son about my studio and we co-inhabited it very nicely all afternoon. I managed to make 3 cards before calling it quits and enjoying a quiet evening asleep in my recliner chair. Of course then I woke up at bedtime and was awake until 2 a.m. this morning.

The three cards I made were all baby cards in which I used up some scraps from a workshop a couple of weeks ago. I couldn't decide which one I liked best so I'm posting all three and you can decide.

All three begin with a cardbase of Stampin'Up! Whisper White cardstock - 2 of which have been embossed using the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug EF. The first two cards also use Early Expresso and Pretty in PinkCardstock from SU! The image in the first one is from a retired SU! set and has been colored with Copic markers and popped up from the background with Dimensionals. The finishing touch is the enameled flower which is a piece to a bracelet purchased in the jewelry aisle at Walmart and added to a Pretty in Pink ribbon strip.

The second card uses the same colors of cardstock, embossing folder and layout (turned on it's side) and ribbon. The image is Stampin'Up! Teddy & Train also colored with Copic Markers and then pierced using a small piercing tool and the guide in the SU! Mat Pack. I added faux stitching with a Chocolate Chip marker and finished this one with a domed, white faceted button.

The third and final card uses Whisper White and Blushing Bride cardstocks as well as a piece of baby WRAPPING PAPER! I recreated the pacifier from the paper using Pretty in Pink and So Saffron cardstock and sponging each one respectively in Regal Rose and More Mustard to add depth and dimension. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and the metal tag is from Stampin'Up! Hodgepode Hardware in Silver. The word was cut from a piece of the wrapping paper and held in place with glue dots and 2 white brads. If I had a small heart punch I would have punched the small hearts out of the pacifier - but I had to make do with a white Signo gel pen from SU! Unfortunately, it ran out of ink just before I finished - so this one will require a touch up when my next SU! order is placed.

So - what's the verdict? Which one do YOU like the best?

Thanks for visiting - and until next time -

Happy Stamping!



Louise said...

All three cards are adorable!

That said, there's nothing sweeter or more delicate than dotted Swiss white and pink together, so I'd have to vote for number 1.

kim said...

I love them all but my farvorite has to be the last one. I love the passie. Thanks for sharing