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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Baby Boy Welcome

The owner of my local scrap booking store had a little baby boy at the end of October. PTI's Hanging Out was the perfect choice for a baby card.

I stamped the grass and clothesline on white card stock and then added the die cuts for the clothes. The bib and socks were cut from white card stock and then stamped with SU's Bashful Blue ink. The onsie was die cut from a gingham paper and then outlined with faux stitching using a black marker. The tiny clothespins were stamped in Moonstruck (deep blue) and then hand cut and attached to the clothes. The same ink was used to stamp the sentiment. The edge of the white card stock and the 'sky' was sponged with more of the lighter blue ink.

I felt that the card needed some colour, so I used the smallest dot from Polka Dot Basics and added little dots amongst the grass with blue, yellow and rust coloured inks. The bottom left side was still looking empty, so I stamped, coloured and hand cut the dog from Tiny Treats: Valentine. It was just the right finishing detail.  The focal panel was mounted onto a blue mat and a dotted blue patterned paper and then layered onto the blue card base.

Card Interior
I used another sentiment from the Hanging Out set and a small square image from Quilter's Sampler Addition to accent the inside of the card. After sponging the edges with more of the blue ink, I added some polka dots (in two sizes) to all of the corners.

Card Details:
Stamps:  PTI Hanging Out,  Polka Dot Basics,  Tiny Treats: Valentine; Quilter's Sampler Additions
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black; CTMH: Sweet Leaf, Goldrush, Sunny Yellow, Moonstruck;   SU: Bashful Blue
Papers:  ColorMates: Light Ocean Blue;  Making Memories: Denim Splash, Denim Gingham;  
PTI: Stamper's Select White;
Dies:  PTI: Hanging Up  Die collection
Other Supplies:  Copic markers; black marker. 

Thanks for visiting today. Have a great week-end!
Karen C.


Joyce said...

This is just too sweet for words. I love it. You really put a lot into this card, and it came out great.

Luanne said...

This is just adorable!

Leigh said...

I love how you added the little dog from Tiny Treats: Valentine! So pretty!

BethieJ said...

Oh this is so DARN CUTE! I dont have this set but EVERYTIME I see it I wonder WHY not! Just DARLING!
Have a GREAT Day!

carol (krillsister) said...

Your card is darling. I like how you paper pieced the clothes. those polka dots really add to the card. Love the dog & the inside.

Lorraine said...

Karen, I love your baby boy card! Love all the inking, sponging and details (love the "flowers" you stamped in there too). Oh and the image inside is adorable too!

Terri said...

Super cute! Love the dog. I really need to start using this set. It still has not seen ink. thank for the inspiration.

From the Corner... said...

What an adorable baby boy card! I love the little puppy too...every little boy should have a puppy.