Welcome to this week’s Fab Friday challenge. Although Mindy Backes had a wonderful color challenge in mind for us today, the Design Team has overthrown her plans. 🙂 After Mindy and her husband welcomed Baby Ian, Mindy decided to take a little time off to be with her new son. While the cat’s away…we’re hosting a “For Baby” theme at FabFriday. Woo hoo! Here’s my card for this week’s challenge:
And here’s the challenge banner for this week’s challenge:
- White Space. If you are going for a clean look, you have to honor the white space. Let it do its job, and you’ll have a tailored, clean project. I love to let my cards “breathe” but was still uncomfortable with this much white space – until I was completely done. There’s still a lot going on – without feeling like there’s a lot going on.
- Added Texture. When the banner and onesie were glued down, I was left wanting more. The card had no real texture. I [figuratively] closed my eyes and jumped by adding Daffodil Delight Candy Dots to the curved banner. It worked just like I wanted, giving me a little texture and a third dollop (that’s Southern) of yellow.
- Color Inspiration. I opted to use a color palette that’s typical for a baby card: blue, green and yellow. To add “a little edge” to it, I chose shades a bit deeper the the typical soft colors. Marina Mist, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight worked perfectly to create a beautiful combination of shapes and words. Feel free to save this off if it inspires you:
Stamp Set: Tag Talk Papers: Marina Mist, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Background Paper Inks: Old Olive Accessories: Baby’s First Framelits, 1″ Circle punch, 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Brights Candy Dots (Daffodil Delight), Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll join the Fab Friday challenge this week by making your very own baby card (doesn’t have to be for a boy) and sharing it with us.
Thanks for stopping by today! I enjoyed sharing this with you.
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