Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Baby Girl

My husband has a brand new cousin! She was born last week and we visited her over the weekend. I'll share more about the gift I made next week, but today I wanted to share the card.

I bought the Baby Love stamp set from the Kim Hughes Collection at Cornish Heritage Farms the day it was released. I've been admiring all of Kim's stamp sets for months now, but this one pushed me over the edge. I just had to place an order. :)

I couldn't decide which images to use, so I decided to make my own patterned paper and use as many as possible. I wanted a really bright and fun card, so I decided to use colored pencils.

This was my first attempt at the Gamsol Magic technique even though I've owned the Prismacolor pencils since Viking.com had that really great sale 4+ years ago (I think I got all 120 pencils for < $40). I know, it's shameful that they have sat unsharpened in their beautiful tin all these years. What's worse is that I didn't even use those pencils on this card. I used my new Koh-i-noor pencils that I got from Gina K. I saw these at Michaels this weekend too - a great choice for those 40% off coupons.

Anyway, I love the pencils and the gamsol technique. I will definitely be sharpening my Prismacolor pencils and playing around with this some more very soon!

The layout is an oldie but goodie -- Julee Tilman's Mojo Monday Sketch #32.

Stamps: Baby Love from Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Palette Noir Black
Card stock: Papertrey Ink White, Regal Rose, Basic Black, Barely Banana, Lavender Lace

Accessories: Pink brads from Queen & Co, White brad from Doodle Bug
Tools: Square Nestabilities, Wizard Flower Creation dies, Koh-i-noor pencils, Gamsol


Lisa said...

really cute!

Charlotte said...

very cute! Love the layout.

Bonnie said...

I love this!! I have some Kim Hughes stamp sets and she is just the best! I'm afraid I don't have as much will power as you do!! LOL!

rozie640 said...

Stinkin' cute card, love the layout too.

Julee from Verve said...

This is beyond cute. What a fabulous card! :)