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Friday, June 10, 2011

BC216: Look Who Just Arrived

Today over at Blogger's Challenge Lisa gave us a sketch to work with.  I love these but this week was a bit short on time so I sat down last night and created a card for a new baby girl.  I'm overdue on sending this but hope that this weekend I can get the gift and get it out in the mail.

When I first saw this sketch, I had a few things in mind knowing I was going to make the baby card.  I interpreted the little ruffled part as a ticket punch looking piece and so I broke out a very neglected die from Papertrey Ink.  I cut a few of the tickets and then stamped the new Animals4Print background on them from The{Stamps}of Life.

I cut 2 strips of regal rose cardstock and used the sewing machine to layer them on the card.  My image is stamped on the inside of the circle as well as on a piece of vellum.  I adhered it using some glossy accents to give it some dimension.  My sentiment is stamped directly on the card and adorned with 2 small pearl accents.  I wish that I could find a good cream colored ink that wasn't blotchy on dark cardstock.  Anyone have a good suggestion on what to do?

This color combination uses the current Play Date Cafe Challenge as well.


Want to join us at Blogger's Challenge?  Just link into any one of our blogs with your sketch creation.  Can't wait to see what you do!

Card details:
Stamps: Butterfly Dreams and Just the Ticket from Papertrey Ink, Animals4Print from The{Stamps}of Life
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Elegant Eggplant, Rustic Cream, Vellum card stock
Inks: Regal Rose, Elegant Eggplant, Copic BV23, BV000
Embellishments: Just the Ticket border die, Spellbinders Nestabilies Circle Dies, Glossy Accents, pearl accents

20 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a cute baby card! Love the double butterfly and the little pearl accents next to the sentiment!

BarbaraW said...

Pretty butterfly. Great image for a baby card. The flowered ticket ribbon is a clever idea.

Lisa Bohler said...

We're butterfly buddies this week! I love how you used the soft colors to make a fantastic baby card!!!

TenSGal said...

Love that baby girl card...so sweet!

njburk said...

what a sweet card--love it. the Butterfly is perfect too. Always enjoy seeing what YOU come up with!
Hugs. N

Dana Grothaus said...

Super cute card! I use the vintage cream ink from Papertrey Ink. It works really good, you just need to load up the ink on the stamp.

*Vicki* said...

WOW! Gorgeous card and super pretty colors hun!! Love the butterfly!! Smiles

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

that is a cute little card, I love butterflies and this is perfect for the occasion.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a terrific card...so beautiful.

Ida said...

Super sweet baby card. The ticket punch border with the animal print is really a fun idea.

Linda Monroe said...

Very clever.

JP Card Crazy said...

Great card love the raised butterfly and the wing stamped. Colors are beautiful!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is so pretty Kim! Love the butterfly! Great design! :D

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Kim! Love the ticket border and the pearl accents.

Barb Cady said...

There is always room in the world for another butterfly! Very pretty card.

canadian_liner said...

Love those animal-print tickets! I find you get a brighter image with white/cream/opaque inks if you use colored embossing powder as well (and heat-set of course).

Velta said...

I love butterflies and you really created the perfect card for a baby here...I also like the colors you used...TFS!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Very pretty card!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Cute as can be, great card for any occasion!

Suzanne C said...

Adorable card. The ruffled edge is wonderful and so clever!

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