Sunday, August 16, 2009

Welcome Baby

It's been a long time since any of my contemporaries has had a baby, so it was with great pleasure that I made this card for a young friend whose baby is due very soon. My son won't be having any more children, and my daughter, who just completed her Master's, will probably go for her doctorate, so she won't be having a family any time soon, I fear. So, I just live vicariously through others. ;-)

I had forgotten I had this stamp, bought from a stampin' club friend. I love that sweet face, and the slightly raggedly look. I wanted a soft feel for this image, and thought black ink would be too harsh, so I stamped it in SU Going Gray Classic ink, then colored it with Copics. After cutting and embossing with a square Nestabilities die, I left it in the die and sponged Barely Banana around the edges.

I pulled the Certainly Celery and Apricot Appeal from colors in the background paper. I started to use Barely Banana, but really think the Apricot Appeal looked much better.

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal and Whisper White.
Patterned paper: DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl glitter mat stack
Stamps: Image- JRL Designs "Josh Bear", Sentiment- Stampin' Up! Short & Sweet
Ink: Stampin' Up! Certainly Celery and Going Gray
Copic Colors used: E33, E35, E53, YG63, YG67, RV13, RV23
Accessories: Ribbon from My Favorite Things, Swarovski crystal, SU scallop border, oval, and scallop oval punches, Nestabilities dies


  1. so so so cute! I love the careful shading on the bear, and that green jewel somehow completes the whole card. Love it!

  2. This is such an adorable card just beautifully colored :)

  3. So cute! You do an awesome job coloring.

  4. Such a sweet face, awesome coloring and I love the green bling!


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