Patricia is having a baby girl! Woo hoo! Over thirteen years in our Accounting Department, I’ve seen many of team members at work having babies – all boys. Boys, boys, boys! When Kim announced she was having twins last Fall, I was excited – one boy, one girl. I could play with pinks for a change (you can see Kim’s card here). When Patricia announced that she was having a girl, though, I was excited! I could go all-out with flowers and pinks. Here’s the card I made to celebrate Patricia’s baby girl:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Build a Frame. When I saw this sketch, I immediately saw the square piece on the card as a frame. I cropped the square with my paper trimmer and added the square framelit to the center of the square. I wanted to avoid the slight indention that is created when the framelit is positioned in the center of a piece of cardstock. I changed out the cutting plates, thinking that would solve it. In the end, I flipped over the piece – voila! No indentions. Woo hoo!
- White Embossing. I really love pops of white and white space. Why does that make me so happy? I am in love with these little embossed booties. I tried to stamp them in Crisp Cantaloupe on Whisper White, but the embossed image is just so delicate. It’s exactly what I wanted.
- Color Control. Are you familiar with the patterns in Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper? This is the third baby card I’ve tried to make with the gorgeous striped paper in that pack. In the end, the stripes of Summer Starfruit, Pool Party and Sahara Sand offset the Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding stripes too much. I couldn’t get the look I wanted. Since this is a girly baby card, I flipped over to the beautiful floral pattern. When I set this piece down, I was left with a huge blob of Pool Party flowers on the bottom, left edge. Aaaah! I flipped the panel upside down so the Pool Party flowers are now covered by the square panel. Color control. Woo hoo!
Stamp Sets: Baby We’ve Changed Papers: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, Circles Collection Framelits, 2-3/8″ Circle Scallop punch, Squares Collection Framelits
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