January 23, 2012

Welcome Baby!

I can't believe the weekend is over, and here we are, another Monday! We just posted a new challenge last week over at the Belles 'n Whistles Challenge Blog, and a week has passed already. Where does the time go?

Over the weekend, I was playing with some baby announcement ideas, so I thought it would be great to share what I've created here today.

I actually made a total of 10 of these birth announcements, but silly me, didn't photograph the whole group of them. These cards do not open, but instead, you turn it over to read the birth announcement information. I do have a photo of the front and back of them, so you can see.

I kept the back side pretty simple, since I didn't want to have anything distracting from the information that will be written there. =)

The papers that I used are basic cardstock, and the blue shading was created using Stampin' Up ink, in Bordering Blue, and Brocade Blue. I used navy blue embossing powder randomly around the edges, and then a touch of paint to add to my "distressed look". The oval frame cut from nestabilities, is water color paper, inked with Distress inks, as well as some gold colored perfect pearl powder, and sprayed with a mist of water. My sweet baby image was colored using Copic Markers.

How about that GORGEOUS Baby??? I remember when this first arrived on my doorstep, I went crazy... This has got to be the most beautiful of all baby stamps I've seen. "Sweet Dreams" from Belles 'n Whistles, truly is Sweet, whether it's used for either a boy or a girl!!!

I love how Elisabeth Bell has captured that sweet innocent look, and so life like too. Simply Precious! Wouldn't you agree?

Challenges that I have entered this into:

Just Inspirational Challenges: Week 12
The Crafty Pad: For the boys
Delightful Challenges: Distressed/Vintage
The Whimsy Stamps Challenge: Blue/Brown Color Combo
2 Sisters Challenge Blog:  Embossing

I hope that you have been inspired today!
Thanks so much for stopping by.


Vicki Spence said...

Lovely card. Thank you for entering this week's just inspirational challenge

Kim Y. said...

Awww...how sweet!

debby4000 said...

Oh I love you adorable card, its gorgeous too.

Promosyon said...

This card is perfect for the wish.This card color combinations are really fabulous.Thanx to share with us this great informations.

NanaConnie said...

Saw this over at Just Inspirational and it's so adorable! Love the shabby/distressed look behind the perfect coloring of the image. Fantastic work!

febe said...

Such an adorable card. I love especially the edges of the scallop and the work on color blue.

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Chriss America Real said...

This is a very sweet card! Thank you for playing along with Digital Delights Delightful Challenges!


~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow this is just beautiful! Such a darling little image and your coloring is just gorgeous! Thank you for playing at The Crafty Pad this week :)