Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Ahead of the Game

I'm finally getting ahead of the game with baby thank yous. I only have a few outstanding -- it's down to the single digits and it feels good to be almost caught up.

I'm planning to make 30 of these simple cards for upcoming baby showers. I don't know when they'll be, but I want to be ready this time so all I have to do is write the notes out instead of having the extra step of making the cards as well.

I started with some blue Arturo note cards that I ordered from Ellen's store. They are just like the Fabriano cards, but in color!

These baby images are really old! I bought them at Michaels when I first started stamping because I thought they were cute. That was at least 5 years ago and this is the first time they've seen ink. Shocking, I know! Anyway, they are made by Rubber Stampede but are probably retired at this point. The sentiment is from A Muse Art Stamps. I love their clean fonts.

I stamped all the images with Palette Noir black ink and then watercolored with an aquapainter and my watercolor wonder crayons. Then when everything was dry, I added a little glitz with my new clear Copic Spica Glitter pen, also from Ellen's store.

Stamps: Sentiment from A Muse, Images from Rubber Stampede
Ink: Palette Noir Black
Paper: Pale Blue Arturo note card
& envelope
Tools: Aquapainter, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, clear Copic Spica Glitter Pen

7 comments:

Kathy said...

Cute card! Maybe I should actually use my Arturo cards instead of just hoarding them :-)

Pat Huntoon said...

Very sweet, elegant thank you cards!

amycara said...

These are adorable! Simple...clean....perfect. Who'd buy Thank You cards when you can make them as cute as you do!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This card is just so adorable - I rarely do one layer cards -- this is wonderful inspiration!!!

rozie640 said...

Those are adorable, it's fabulous that you will have them on hand, ready to go!!!! Very cute!

Melissa said...

I love this and am going to keep it in mind for a baby shower gift!

PS - I just tagged you on my blog!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Those are SO cute!! Yeah for you getting a jump start. What an organized mom you alread y are :D