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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Baby inspiration

Vintage elegance in a hand stamped baby card... this was my goal when I knew my girlfriend and her hubby are expecting their newest baby (and finally) a girl!!  So creating this card with Rheana in mind was inspired by this Picture Challenge.  See how a modern home can inspire vintage elegance in a hand-stamped card that celebrates the new with the old.
Create this card with:
Very Vanilla card stock (#101650)
Blushing Bride card stock (#131198)
Blushing Bride ink pad (#131172)
Perfect Plum ink pad (#101889)
Sahara Sand ink pad (#126976)
*Ex Libris background stamp (#131992w/129496c)
*One in a Million stamp set (#132052w/126382c)
Pearl Jewels (#119247)
*Large Pearl Jewels (#125577)
*Victoria Crochet Trim (#118481)
*Sponge Daubers (#102892)
 Brayer (#102395)
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Inspired by this Modern Home and it's cool garden, this lead me to create a vintage card!
I love this *Ex Libris background stamp is simply stunning!!  I love the vintage book plate feel.  A great way to color background stamps is to ink your Brayer and run it over the stamp.  This will prevent 'lines' that a stamp pad may make while spreading the ink for even coverage.
 
Add shading (like the flowers in this garden) with your *Sponge Daubers.  They are amazing!  Fun for kids and adults (or adults who are kids at heart).  Here the Color Coach paired the Blushing Bride with the Perfect Plum and the Sahara Sand.  Using the Sponge Dauber in the Perfect Plum I created this cool accent and depth that is very vintage.  Do the same with the Sahara Sand for even more depth.
The end result is a pretty, elegant and vintage looking card!  Adding this Baby sentiment from the *One In A Million (soon to retire - sigh) stamp set in Perfect Plum ink.  This is a two part set but using the Clear Mount Rubber I can line them up and stamp them at once!!
See my friend Rheana is stunning - probably one of the most beautiful ladies (inside and out) that you may meet.  So I couldn't leave the card as is... I had to take it up a notch!
 
Here the elegant (soon to retire) *Victoria Crochet Trim and the adhesive backed *Large Pearls are so elegant and simple to apply.  Rhea has two boys and a manly man at home... so this new baby girl who is on her way.. she is going to wrap this family around her perfect little finger!!
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Inspired by a Modern Home this Vintage, Elegant and Pretty Baby card is classic (even if it's using soon-to-retire crafting supplies that you just have to have...).  Who knew that this ultra modern, self sustaining home could inspire a gentle and ultra feminine baby card??  (Me - shhhh, lol.)  JOIN ME in Paper Crafting Bliss with my Upcoming Classes and Cool Team!!  Create and Celebrate the new with something old... and this baby girl is just the reason to celebrate!!  Let me know what you think!
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