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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Welcoming a baby girl into the world...

A former co-worker recently had her first baby - a lovely little girl - so I needed to make a card for this happy little family of three! Die Cuttin' Divas currently has a sketch challenge on their blog, so I decided to follow the sketch and enter the challenge with a "welcome baby" card.

Here's the sketch they've asked us to follow:

And here's my interpretation of the sketch:

I absolutely love these little shoes from the Kate's ABCs cartridge! I didn't cut the flowers that are a part of the image on each shoe--instead, I punched a couple of little daisies (I think it's a Fiskars punch) and a leafy little branch with an EK Success punch. I layered the flowers and added some Liquid Pearls to the centers and cut the little branch apart so that I could put just one small leaf on each side of the flower. I was really pleased with the way they turned out.

The banner was cut from the same pink cardstock as the mat and embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.

I also added a Liquid Pearls "button" to each shoe strap. The cardstock that I used for the shoes is pearlescent, so that really helps draw the eye to the shoes as a focal point.

The scalloped oval for the sentiment was cut with a Lifestyle Crafts die. The "Baby Girl" sentiment is a rub-on.

I threaded some pink crochet thread through two of the tiny scalloped openings and tied a little bow for embellishement.

On the inside, I've simply used a pink mat and printed the message with my computer. This picture is a little fuzzy, so I know it may be hard to read.

I did not print the inside message in black, but rather used a soft gray instead to stay with the soft tones of the card. The little pink heart is from a hole punch that I have, believe or not! You can't imagine how many times I have used that punch to make tiny little embellishments like this.

See? I've even put a couple of those little hearts on the envelope.

The "tiles" in the upper and lower right hand corners are some fun little self-adhesive ones I found in the clearance room at Michaels.  They actually have some sparkle embedded in them and are translucent. I think they were the perfect touch for this card, because they  mimic the square pattern of the gingham paper. I did only use three total on this card. I felt that four (as they show in the sketch) would have been just a bit too much, as they are a larger embellishment.

My oldest sister had given me the gingham and solid pink cardstock when I visited with her over the Memorial Day weekend. I was so glad I had them when I found out I needed to make this card. Thanks for all the card-making goodies, Pat!

I hope you enjoyed seeing today's card. Why not enter the challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas yourself? I actually have not entered a sketch challenge before--this is my first--and I really enjoyed it.

Thanks for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, love those baby shoes.

BugBites said...

this card is just the sweetest. Love your take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us ta DCD this week.

L.B. said...

The little shoes are so sweet and your card turned out great. Glad you could play with DCD this week for such a fun occasion.

Gerda said...

What a super sweet card!! I love it! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

Pat N. said...

What a perfect new baby girl card. TFS your lovely card at DCD's sketch challenge. Adorable!

Georgiana said...

Super cute baby shoes. Thank you for joining us at Die Cuttin' Diva this week for our sketch challenge. I shared on our FB page too.

Anonymous said...

This is a perfect baby girl card! pj