Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Blowing Kisses for Baby

You know what they say about good intentions...

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) 
I always like to so a little something special on the insides of my cards and I loved the way I was able to tie in the balloon from "Blowing Kisses" with the sentiment from "Friendly Phrases".

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


Brian King said...

Adorable card, and great water coloring! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week. Brian

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely adorable, Rach! Your watercoloring is awesome. The pink gingham paper is too cute! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

jaydee said...

Rach, the minute I saw this card my heart melted... it's such a beautiful image for a baby card and I would NEVER have thought to use it... but... it's perfect. Your watercoloring is the perfect touch. Your cousin is going to love it.
So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

Anne Marie Hile said...

Rach, this is adorable and such a sweet baby card! I love that pretty gingham background and your coloring is beautiful on the images. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)