Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Baby Boy or Girl...

My sister-in-law and her husband are expecting their first baby in October, and they haven't found out what the gender is yet. We will be traveling to see them this weekend and I wanted to make a congratulatory card- we are so excited for them!

The card base is Whisper White with a layer of Bashful blue DSP (SAB Freebie) next. A scallop border of Pink Pirouette was added on the right edge.

The giraffe from Animal Crackers seemed perfect for this card. I inked it in Black StazOn, being careful to not ink the sentiment image on the side. This was stamped onto Water Color paper and filled in using blender pens and ink pads in YoYo Yellow, Apricot Appeal, and Pumpkin Pie. A little Sahara Sand was used to add a little depth. TIP: I envisioned my light source coming from the upper right side, so I added a bit of a shadow on the left/under side of the giraffe for a shadow effect.

The giraffe was matted onto Certainly Celery. 3 loops of Certainly Celery ribbon (SAB Freebie) were evenly spaced on the left side before mounting the piece onto So Saffron. Onboard Essentials stars were covered in So Saffron and added to the card next.

The sentiment, from Absolutely Fabulous, was inked in StazOn and stamped onto a rectangle of water color paper. The edges were clipped with a corner rounder punch. The frame behind the sentiment was a leftover So Saffron frame that was die cut using the Matchbox Bigz Die and my Big Shot.

A cute neutral baby blanket, and a pregnancy book will join the card for our gift to her. I hope she will love it!

Happy Stampin'!

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Stamp Sets: Animal Crackers (113395), Absolutely Fabulous (114914)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), SAB Freebie Designer Series Paper, So Saffron (105118), Pink Pirouette (111351), Certainly Celery (105125)
Ink: Black StazOn (101486), Apricot Appeal (105218), Pumpkin Pie (105216), Yoyo Yellow (102717)
Accessories: Certainly Celery SAB ribbon, On Board Essentials (112085), Scallop Border Punch (112091), Matchbox Bigz Die (114890), Big Shot (113439)


Tiffany said...

Your sister-in-law will love this! It's darling and perfect for the occasion!

Patti said...

So darn cute and all the colors are covered! She's going to love this card!

Mary Fish said...

This is a perfect card. Charming and well constructed. I love how you layered the sentiment. Hugs, M