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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Such A Baby!

I was looking for a way to make cute, impressive yet simple and quick baby card. And I found it!!!

This was one of the sketches at SplitCoastStampers. I don't remember which week it was but I really did like this sketch layout. I have not done a sketch since just before Christmas. I need to get back into playing on Wednesdays. I LOVE to learn new card layouts.

For this card I used a black piece of card stock for the main part of the card. Use a piece of Very Vanilla on the inside to write on or you can use the white gel pen. I prefer to use the lighter colored paper on the inside. I usually write on it before I tape it in place. I'm pretty much guaranteed to make a mistake writing if the paper is already taped in. Murphy's Law!!!

Ok on to the card. With the base being black the next layer is the Ballet Blue cut 5-1/4" x 4". You can stamp the "Canvas" background stamp on it before or after you cut it. I do it after just in case I get it a little crooked. I have 1/4" to trim and get it straighter. Now my secret is out!!! LOL I sponged the edges in Ballet Blue and taped it in place.

Then I took a 1/4 sheet of Very Vanilla card stock and stamped the "Flannel Plaid" background stamp on that using Ballet Blue ink. I cut the stamped piece 1-7/8" x 3-1/8". You want two of them. Cut two pieces of black measuring 2-1/8" x 3-1/4" for you layering. Sponge the edges of the flannel and then tape them on top of the black. Tape these pieces to the top of the Canvas stamped piece. I lined up the sides and edge so it looked even on those 3 sides. The gap in the center is a little bigger but that's ok because you're going to wind some gold cording around it. I went around it five times on this card. I used regular tape and taped the ends of the cord in place. Tape that piece in place on top of the main card.

The baby buggy is from the Stapin' Up! "Fun & Fast Notes" set. I taped off the word on the stamp because I only wanted the image. I cut my Very Vanilla card stock 2" x 2", stamped and colored the image. And again I sponged the edges. I took my Crystal Effects and dipped the tip of a toothpick in it and touched the dots on the buggy and added Dazzling Diamonds. I layered it on top of a piece of black cut 2-1/4" x 2-1/4". I used Dimensionals on the back so it would lay flat across the top of the cording. And that's it. A quick, simple, cute and yet impressive baby card!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


Anonymous said...

sweet card Wanda:) Love the shades of blue on black and that flannel background is so soft looking! Good job:)

Anonymous said...

Wow! I like ths a lot, Wanda. It reminds me that I need to send a congratulations card to my neice who had a new baby about a month ago. I sent a gift right away, but forgot the card.

Charlene H. said...

I love the colors. It really pops when you use black with blue. I will have to try this. You know I don't think I have ever made a card with ballet blue - isn't that sad.

Kelly said...

Oooo I love this! I have to make a baby card and I was having a lot of trouble trying to think of an idea... I will have to make it in a neutral color because I don't know the gender of the baby yet, it's actually for a shower gift.
Thanks so much for sharing.

ChrissyM said...

I like this card a lot. Love the card design and the colors you used.

Alex said...

this is adorable Wanda - I love all the soft blues, it is a perfect baby card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Alhambra Club said...

Love the way you set the buggy.

Betty O said...

Cute, cute card. Love the layout and the colors. I think the black makes it really pop. I love looking at your blog. What wonderful ideas you have. Thanks!

Unknown said...

Love the layout and the colors, very nice.