Thursday, 1 May 2014

It's A Boy! PP193 & DD100

Today started with lovely Autumn sunshine, but has become drearier as the day progressed so I do not feel guilty in the least, escaping to indulge in some card making.
This time I've gone for a baby boy card. My daughter-in-law, due to have a little boy in June, has had to stop work this week, to allow her little man to gain some weight. A work colleague, due to deliver in the same hospital as my D-I-L, same week too, is expected to finish work at the end of next week. There are others coming this year too, so you can never have too many of these cards in your stash.

I've stuck with the final colour challenge from the wonderful team at Dynamic Duos, Pool Party, So Saffron and Smokey Slate.
(Dynamic Duos design team -Please reconsider!)



I've used three Stampin' Up! stamp sets for this card and the sketch from Anne Marie The Paper Players. You must check out the design teams cards, I want to CASE everyone of them! I have to say I was glad I'd ordered the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack (130135) because I have a enormous supply of perfectly colour-matched patterned paper now. I embossed with the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder (129984) and layered my strip and square of subtles paper onto Whisper White. It gave a 'cleaner' look than when I had it on the matching colour.

I used only one footprint from Baby Prints (125472 C) because two needed a larger circle or some toes were amputated! I then used Smokey Slate to stamp 'it's a boy'  from A Dozen Thoughts(131056W) , over the top and under that 'congratulations' from Cuddles & Kisses (131913). I will use a verse from Cuddles & Kisses inside too. I believe this stamp set and Baby Prints are retiring in the US, so chances are they will here too. Check them out on page 56 of the catalogue to see if you might need them.

There is an underline on the greeting, in pearls, and three to the right, as well as a loop of the retired ruffled ribbon in Pool Party.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, leave a comment if you like,
Rachel
Exciting news! 
LeAnne picked my card as a 'Cut Above' at the Paper Players! You made my day LeAnne!



6 comments:

  1. What a lovely baby card! I do love these colors together. So fresh! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos for our last challenge. Happy Stamping!

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  2. Adorable....and a perfect way to use the DD colors--so sad it is going away! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week!

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  3. Aww, Rachel...you made me smile. I wish the DD challenge wasn't ending either. I'm so glad you are having fun with the colors this week. This is such a cute baby card. I love the pretty pearl detail. Thank you for playing along with my sketch this week over at the Paper Players, too. Hugs! :)

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  4. I need inspiration with baby cards and found it here with you! So lovely, Rachel. June will be here before you know it! Praying the little guy gains weight and your DIL is well rested. TFS with the Dynamic Duos this week!

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  5. What a sweet baby card. Perfect use of the challenge colors. Thanks for joining in our final challenge at the Dynamic Duos.

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  6. A perfect baby card! Absolutely lovely, Rachel!

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It is lovely to receive your positive feedback. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Rachel