Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Blowing Kisses for Baby
I had every good intention of making cards and sending them and entering challenges, and somehow they just didn't come to fruition. It was so much easier to get in and make cards when Ellie was a little baby. Now she's this busy toddler who is into everything and I just can't leave her unattended. The thought of what she could get into simply boggles my mind.
I've determined, though, no more excuses. I love making cards and getting my creative juices flowing, and if I want to do something, I just have to make the time to do it.
My cousin and her husband just had their first baby and I'm SO excited for them! I knew I could combine the challenge at the Paper Players with the need for a baby card and come up with something sweet. :o)
A big challenge for me is stepping outside the box with regards to stamps. For example, if the stamp is a Christmas or summer stamp, I have a tough time thinking of a way to use it other than for its intended purpose. "Blowing Kisses" is a Valentine's stamp, but that sweet little bunny just called to me and I knew he was perfect for this card.
I stamped him in Staz-On on watercolor paper and colored him using Crumb Cake and Pretty in Pink. The grass is colored using Wild Wasabi and Pretty in Pink.
I found a piece of pink gingham paper I had stashed away and it pulled the card together. I'm such a sucker for gingham and baby cards...:o)
Hooray for getting into my space and stamping again! :o)
This card uses:
*Stamp Sets: "Blowing Kisses", "Teeny Tiny Wishes", "Friendly Phrases"
*Paper: Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, watercolor, Very Vanilla, Memory Makers pink gingham DSP
*Ink: Black Staz-On, Pretty in Pink, Crumb Cake and Wild Wasabi markers