I created a background design, layered a rectangle, die cut a floral embellishment, and turned the sketch on it's side. Looks just like Niki's, right? LOL!!! I have included a second photo so that you can see the sheen produced by using Perfect Pearls on the background, as well as the gold embossing on the ginko leaves.
Thanks for stopping in to see my challenge submission. If you have the time and interest, I have added several other cards to this post. I have had a very creative week. (necessity being the mother of invention and all that...) Details follow each photo. I hope you see something you like. Of course, I would love to hear your thoughts!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Card stocks: Fine Linen, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Stamp sets: Harvest Berries, Botanical Silhouettes (PTI)
Die: Harvest Berries
Inks: Perfect Medium (Ranger)
Other: Perfect Pearls, Biscotti (Ranger), Detail Gold Embossing Powder (Stampendous)
I have been invited to honor THREE mothers-to-be this weekend! Two are from across the country so they get cards with shipment notices in them for the gifts that have been sent to their home addresses. The other lives near by, so she got a cutesy little tag on her very large package. (A Diaper Genie is definitely a great gift, don't you think?)
Most everything is PTI except for Memento Rose Bud ink, (for the sentiment) and Angel Pink (for stamping the giraffe and sponging over the tag base). When I started putting it together, it was just too white.
Cardstock: White, Raspberry Fizz
Stamp sets: Sweet Baby, Hanging Out
Dies: Sweet Baby, Tag Sale #3
Other: White Silk ribbon (PTI), Pink Grosgrain Ribbon (I don't know), flower punch (I don't know), Copic marker, Martha Steward Glitter
Here are the two cards that will dress up those shipping notices. The first one is for Nate. (Obviously!) I got to do some things that were really out of the box for me. I made the background design using three stamps from Polka Dot Basics and two colors of ink. On the sentiment, I did some selective inking and eliminated "one" from the "Welcome little One" stamp so that it could say "welcome little Nate". I also watercolored inside the letters with ink directly from the pad using my Aquapen.
and a special note inside
Card base: Hobby Lobby pre-fold A-2 cards and envelopes
Card stock: Chocolate Brown, White (PTI)
Stampsets: Polka Dot Basics, Outline Alphabet, Sweet Baby, Hanging Out (PTI)
Die: Sweet Baby (PTI)
Inks: Hawaiian Shores, (PTI), Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Have you noticed a trend in parents not knowing or not telling the sex of the baby before birth? I like the anticipation myself. This next card is for little "Yet to be Identified"...
and the inside...
This concept took place as I started clearing my workspace after the post from Wednesday. There were assorted scraps and rejects laying around that just begged to be put to good use and this is where they ended up. Serendipity!!!
As usual, most products are Papertrey Ink except for the circle die, and scalloped circle die, both from Spellbinders. The card size is 5 1/4" square so that I can use a 5 1/2 " envelope from PTI.
Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Simply Chartreuse, White (paper-pieced Stork inside)
Patterened Paper: from Funky Town Collection, Candy Cane Prints (used to paper-piece the baby blanket)
Stampsets: Bundle of Love
Inks: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Frost White (Colorbox)
Other: White pencil, Martha Stewart glitter
Thanks again for stopping by!