So many of the products in Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Catalog are versatile for projects outside of the holidays they were designed for. What a value! If you don’t use it now, you’ve got plenty of time. From the moment I opened All Is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper, I knew I’d be using that paper to make this card:
OK, so I knew I’d be making a baby card, but I didn’t know it would be this cute. 🙂 The layout of this card is inspired by this week’s sketch challenge at The Friday Mashup. Here’s the sketch:Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Patterns and Color. Not only do the big polka dots and soft stripes say “adorable baby,” but the pale blues and greens on a backdrop of crisp white are perfect for a baby card. I’ve really begun to love Pear Pizzazz, and it’s pairing with Lost Lagoon and Soft Sky is divine. Together, they are perfect.
- Rub his Belly. As if this bunny isn’t cute enough, I made his little belly the focus of his cuteness. I stamped him on Smoky Slate cardstock and then colored his belly with my Stampin’ Chalk Marker. I simply colored it over and over and over until it was completely white – makes you want to rub his belly.
- Flagged Ends. The sketch begs for a band between the two pieces of Designer Series Paper. To add a little interest, I cut my 1/4″ strip of Pear Pizzazz cardstock just a tad longer than the panel beneath it and then snipped the ends with the corners of my Hexagon punch.
Stamp Sets: Baby We’ve Grown Papers: Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper Inks: Jet Black Stazon, Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Maker Accessories: 1-1/2″ Circle punch, Circles Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Hexagon punch (for banner tips)
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