Saturday, April 21, 2007

Vintage Baby Card

I signed up for a sketch challenge last week on the Sensational Swappers group. The challenge was simply to make a card using splitcoast sketch challenge 115. The funny part was that until I started browsing the gallery, I totally forgot that I already had made a card using sc115 (and for this swap group to boot!)

The interesting part of this sketch for me is the cut-out flower hanging over the edge of the center panel. Since I used the doodle flower last time, I wanted to do something more out of the box this time. I sat down with my Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog to find a replacement. Originally I intended to use a butterfly, but when I saw the stork from Buggies & Booties I knew that I had found my set!

Since there would be a lot of intricate cutting on the stork & rattle, I decided to stamp them on watercolor paper. It is much thicker than regular card stock. Since I was using watercolor paper, I decided to color the stork & rattle with my watercolor wonder crayons.

I went a little background crazy on this card. The center panel was stamped with the Print Pattern background stamp on watercolor paper in pale plum ink and then over-stamped with the sentiment.

This piece was layered on perfect plum card stock. The middle strip was stamped with the Linen background stamped and then I faux stitched with a perfect plum marker to tie the two shades of plum together.

This is all layered on a piece of sage shadow that was stamped with the Fine Lace background stamp.

I thought it still needed a little something, so I added some ivory organdy ribbon in the middle. I was quite pleased with the end result! I don't normally do vintage images, but this set really grabbed me!

Stamps: Buggies & Booties, Linen, Print Pattern, Fine Lace
Ink: Palette Hybrid Noir Black, Pale Plum, Sage Shadow, Perfect Plum Marker
Card stock: Watercolor Paper, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla

Tools: Crafter's Toolkit, Paper Snips, Aquapainter, Watercolor Wonder Crayons
Accessories: Ivory narrow organdy ribbon


Nancy said...

Lovely card, Stephanie! Thanks for sharing!!


Allison said...

Very nice...super layout and colors!

Debbie Olson said...

This is perfect, Stephanie! This is one of my all-time favorite baby sets, and you used it masterfully--love the details!

Debbie OLson said...

Yikes. . . Sorry, Stefanie--just realized that you use an "f" instead of a "ph." :-D