Twins for FMS 112

When Kim and her husband learned they were going to have their first baby, they were ecstatic!  When they found out they were having twins, they were still ecstatic (but a tiny bit of panic set in).  As soon as they were resigned to the fact that they will simply have to buy two of everything, the REALLY BIG NEWS came – they are having one boy and one girl.  Here’s a card I made for Kim using this week’s Freshly Made Sketches: And here’s this week’s sketch by Jen Brum:

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • A Little Ric-Rac.  I’ve been trying to use my Tasteful Trim Bigz L die for some time now.  This baby card gave me the perfect excuse to pair the ric-rac with the images in the Baby Tees Jumbo Wheel.  I cropped the little strips of card stock to the right of the onesies with this die.  They give a little action to the strips and add lots of color.
  • Balance of Color.  The boy onesie is Soft Sky with a So Saffron star.  The coordinating ric-rac features two strips of So Saffron and one of Soft Sky.  The same balance concept is used with the girl’s onsie.  I repeated these colors in the sentiments and added Candy Dots to help balance the color on this card.
  • Baby Tees.  I really love these little onesies and use them frequently.  I don’t use my wheels (although learning to use them is on my bucket list), but I cut this stamp off the wheel and mounted the tees on clear mount cling foam so I could use them as a traditional stamp.

Stamp sets:  Baby Tees (Jumbo Wheel), Sweet Essentials, A Dozen Thoughts  Papers:  Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Smoky Slate, Rose Red, Whisper White  Inks:  Basic Black, Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette  Accessories:  Tasteful Trim Bigz L, Candy Dots (Subtles), Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. You are amazing! That is the most precious twins card that I have ever seen…

  2. Awww!! how lovely, how sweet is this card, Brian. I love the rick rack, the super cute baby Tee’s, the colors, everything, this is one of the most precious cards you’ve ever made, thank you for sharing and…..I know Kim will absolutely love it.

  3. Aw Twins! How exciting! A Boy and a Girl what a gift! Congratulations Kim!

  4. Love it! The rickrack is great.

  5. You continue your Rock Star status with your creativity. The card is adorable and fills the FMS challenge in a unique way. I see another a Perfect Prince or King of clean in your future!

  6. One of the cutest baby twins cards I have ever seen!

  7. Might be one of my favorite cards of yours. Perfect!

  8. Wow, that is big news, and what a perfect card and perfect take on the sketch!

  9. Laurie Burns Gachewicz

    Absolutely ADORABLE Brian!!! Congratulations (x2!!) to Kim and her husband!!! My cousin & his girlfriend are having twins (also a boy and a girl!!) in April!!! This card is perfectly sweet and super-cute!!! 🙂

  10. Perfection! Did you cut out that little elephant?

  11. Great Card. Love that Ric-Rak! Perfect card for the inspiration. Sure this is a winner this week. 🙂

  12. Oh Brian – this card is adorable, adorable, adorable! I’ve seen lots of baby cards in my lifetime but this is the sweetest, prettiest one I’ve ever looked at. I can’t even think of how to describe how fabulous it is!

  13. Simply adorable! You rocked that plain sketch, Brian. I agree with everyone, this is the best baby card I have ever seen. Glad that your friend will get the first one, this card is a for sure CASE for many stampers!

  14. Love it! So sweet and precious!

  15. You gave new meaning to the sketch Brian! So adorable!

  16. your card is so perfectly blended; but, so is all your other SU work; thanks for sharing the wonderful news of twins & the card!

  17. I absolutely LOVE this card for several reasons! I’m a twin! I have a twin brother, Tony. So we are Tonya and Tony and so very different yet the same in other ways. It’s cool being a twin just as your card is just too “cool” as well! I love the colors and the layout is just perfect for this boy/girl twin card! You certainly “delivered” with this layout for a twin baby card! 🙂

  18. This is a simply adorable card. Super job Brian

  19. This is ADORABLE. What a great use of the sketch, and incorporating both the boy and girl! Also, genius idea about turning the wheel into a regular stamp! I have loved the images on this wheel for a long time but don’t really like using wheels. I recently saw a blog post about taking apart the alphabet wheel stamp. So I think I’m totally gonna do that now! 🙂

  20. Nicely done! Love your design.

  21. Really cute card, they will cherish this….

  22. How exciting for Kim and her husband. I really like that you used Smoky Slate. Not used on baby card usually. Overall very nice card.

  23. Oh my goodness I really love this card Brian! So sweet and modern with those chevrons! This sketch kinda works perfectly for twins and a sentiment! LOVE! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  24. this is the best baby card I have seen in a long time, great take on the sketch, and love the rickrack.

  25. I love this card!

  26. This is just as sweet as can be! I’ve always thought that ric-rac is a perfect match up for all things baby and now I have the proof! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  27. Very cute – love the colors and your twist on the sketch!

  28. This is so sweet Brian! Clever play with the sentiment too!

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  31. Congrats on your selection in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge! I hope Stampin’ Up! never retires Baby Tees!

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