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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Expecting in Style



There’s a new sketch at the Outlawz and I’ve used it along with Stamping Bella’s Uptown Girl Brynn has a Baby Shower to make a card for a colleague about to head off on maternity leave.


Here’s this week’s sketch.


I wanted to make this a really stylish card rather than a cutesy one as the mother-to-be is a very stylish woman.  So a bit of pink and soft purple on the prezzies (she’s having a girl) but a very stylish red and black colour scheme.  I thought a touch of cheese cloth would help soften the card so I used it for my larger vertical element.  As I have some material on my card I am entering it in the current challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday.

I’ve played along with the bingo challenge at Bunny Zoe’s Crafts, I love a bingo challenge for helping select the decorative elements on a card.  I’ve gone with the right-hand column, my embossing is a Cuttlebug die that I added interest to with some Perfect Pearls, the sentiment is stamped using the stamp that comes with the image (yes, real stamping that I actually got looking good the first time, amazing!) and the cute baby feet charms were just the right embellies.  With my charms I am also entering this in the current challenge at Card Mania and with my embossing I’m linking it at at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

I resized the sketch to be a square and used some Nesties to cut the large square element.  I didn’t have a plain rectangle Nestie but I thought the label was far nicer.  As I have several die cuts I’m also entering my card at The Crazy Challenge.

I really don’t think this image was one you’re meant to fussy cut but as it is a rubber stamp I couldn’t resize it to fit within the square.  I only ever really do 6x6 square cards so I was kinda stuck with fussy cutting.  But hey, it wouldn’t be called a challenge if it wasn’t challenging and changing up the sketch a bit just made it a challenge for me!  And hopefully my efforts have inspired you to come join the fun with this week’s sketch over at the Outlawz.

Ingredients:
Copics
Skin E21, E30, E33
Hair T4, T6, T8, 100
Outfit R24, R29, R46, R59, R89, T4, T6, T8, 100
Presents RV10, RV11, RV32, RV34, RV66, V000, V01, V09, V12, V15
Chalks & Powders etc
Perfect Pearls ~ Forever Red
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder ~ Baby Shower
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ Classic Squares & Marvellous Squares
Embellishments
Metal Baby Feet Charms from stash
Pearls Brads from stash
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Black Soot & Walnut Stain
Papers
Bazzill Dotted Swiss ~ Blissful
Kaisercraft Cardstock ~ Liquorice
Maja Design CreaDiem ~ Know Thy Self
Ribbons & Trims etc
Cheese Cloth from stash
Stamps
Stamping Bella ~ Uptown Girl Brynn has a Baby Shower
Challenges


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