Thursday, January 16, 2014

Everything-But-The-Kitchen-Sink Baby Card

Oh, yes, I feel like I've included everything but the kitchen sink on this baby girl card!  Sometimes, I try a different technique or style, and it can feel like walking on a tightrope.  You know, a little shaky and unsure. I feel very 'wobbly' about this card.  But my critics-at-home (aka, my daughters) both liked this, so I thought I'd share with you.    


I did a little skirt treatment at the bottom, since we're going over-the-top girly here.  There are roses from the embossing folder, too, adding to the feminine factor.


This big ol' cluster includes so many things.  Most of the elements were thrown in a pile on my desk in a little junk pile, and they looked good together.  The "for baby" had been trimmed off a stamped giraffe from Stampin' Up!'s Little Hellos.  On a different card, I used just the giraffe.  I kept the sentiment as-is, in a little triangle.  Just inked the edges to shabby it up a bit.  The big pink punched flower was in a scrap bag and had already been peeled.  (Roll the petals around using your fingers to loosen the fibers in the paper. You will see the paper starting to separate.  Then peel apart the layers).  I added some glitter to the edges and, when dry, roughly wiped away most of it.


Thanks for checking out my sink card today!



Stamps: Little Hellos - SU Paper: Blush Blossom, Pretty In Pink, houndstooth, polka dot - SU; green pearl - California Paper Goods; white - PTI Ink: Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen - Ranger; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko Fibers: burlap; white lace trim; pink and white striped ribbon - SU Accessories & Tools: Roses embossing folder - Cricut; Floral Ovals, rectangle dies - Spellbinders; pearls - Queen & Co.; Heart to Heart, large flower punches - SU; pink and clear glitters - Martha Stewart; rose digital die cut - Inspired By Stamping

11 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the ribbon and lace!!!!

Benzi said...

So very sweet, Colleen. I love the embossing folder you used for this particular card. Of course, the ribbon/lace skirt is a delight.

Annette Allen said...

aww what a sweet baby card... I love it

Emily Keaton said...

A darling baby girl card, Colleen! I love the sweet collection of colors you used.

Reusing with Quilling said...

Its lovely !

Lisa said...

Awww it's frilly and full of sweetness Colleen!

Stella said...

Such a lovely baby girl card. There is no need to feel unsure; you did a fantastic job with this card. Gorgeous! XX

Linda R said...

Well I have to say your critics are right. It is a winner. I LOVE it. It is so beautiful.

Hugs~

Ellen said...

Aww Colleen what a sweet card! I love piling it on when I can deliver the card, and your "sink" card is jut gorgeous! I love all of the girlie touches!
Hugs
Ellen

Leslie Miller said...

What's not to love? All those pretty tidbits put together with soft pink and lace -- a dream!

~Tammy~ said...

Pile it on baby!!! I love it!

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