Welcome Little Ones

Friday, April 10, 2009

My sweet friend Michelle is expecting her first grandsons any day now and I've been dying to make her a baby card. Yes, I said 'grandsons'. Her son and daughter in law are expecting twin boys any day now! And I'm sooooo excited for her!

I definitely wanted to create an elegant card in blue hues, so I pulled this double sided patterned paper that I bought from Hanna Stamps. It has a really nice damask pattern on it which I love. The stamp set I used is from Wordsworth. I was given this set by my dear friends on SCS for my birthday last year. They really are good to me!

Anyway, so first stamped the little onsie in Soft Sky onto the Very Vanilla cardstock then watercolored it in a bit and used So Saffron to create a bit of shadow behind it. Then I stamped the beautiful quote in Chocolate Chip straight onto the onsie image. That layer was then sponged with Antique Linen and a tiny bit of Vintage Photo. I layered it onto more Very Vanilla and then Bitter Chocolate Bazzil cardstock. The blue layer was sponged around the edges with Weathered Wood and stamped with the 'baby text' stamp twice because we're celebrating twins! Then the base layers edges were sponged with Weathered Wood and Vintage Photo for added depth.

I was originally going to stack each layer of this card completely plumb to each other but when I was stacking before gluing them down, they accidently shifted on me and I realized that it looked better that way! Love happy accidents don't you?!

Today's Hanna Stamps Friday Challenge (HSC64) is hosted by the talented Diana Gibbs and her challenge is to create a birthday card. Technically, this is a birthday card, and I've used paper that I bought from Hanna Stamps...ya think Diana might give me the gong?! LOL

Michelle, I hope you and your growing family love the card! Congratulations Grammie! :) Have a fabulous weekend everyone and a wonderful Easter!!

Stamps: Clearly Wordsworth 'V015 Baby'
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Weathered Wood & Vintage Photo'
Papers: Very Vanilla, Bazzil cs, PP - Prima Marketing, Inc. 'Aurora Collection - Heavenly'
Access: Ribbon, Kaiser Adhesive Pearls 'Blush', dimensionals sponges


Lorie said...

This card is absolutely, positively, and completely GORGEOUS! The browns and blues together are beautiful! Michelle will LOVE this! Very, very well done!

kadie said...

Stunning. Very elegant and soft. Love the subtle image behind the sentiment. Just lovely!

Anonymous said...

Oh what an amazing card. I'll be holding my breath to see it IRL... Thank you so much Sandra: not only for the card but for your friendship and the continuing support and inspiration you share!


Amanda said...

This is beautiful and TECHNICALLY it is a birthday card . . . LMBO! Love it!

Elena said...

Amazing card, Sandra! I love the background and stamped baby word! So elegant and soft! Saying is so precious!!!
Love this card, Sandra!!!

Jacilynn said...

Perfect! Love the sentiment. Gorgeous and Elegant. Have a great day!

Judy McMullen said...

Sandra, this is such a perfect baby card! Michelle is going to love it. It's just perfect!!!

Silli said...

Hello Sandra, your card is so beautiful. I love the colors... Happy day for you... Big hugs from Silke

MiamiKel said...

What a beautifully done card - so soft and lovely. Miche will love this!

Janna said...

Congratulations to your friend! How exciting! And I bet she is going to be even more excited when she sees this fantastic creation! Wow it is just so beautiful! I love teh great sentiment and the beautiful papers! The crooked background is amazing! Seriously it is wonderful and I love that beautiful ribbon!


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