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

4 comments:

Nancy said...

Lovely card, Stephanie! Thanks for sharing!!

Nancy

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