My grandma-to-be friend asked for an elephant baby card for her mom-to-be daughter. I have a few elephant stamps and digis, but only a couple of them work for baby cards. The cutest of my ellies are from Wild Rose Studio. They aren't actually for baby cards, but I couldn't resist coloring up one of them, anyway. So, the first card here is just for my friend to tell her daughter how happy she is about the news.
Bella with Posy:
The sentiment is from an older MFT set -- Because You're Special.
I colored with Copics on X-Press It Blending Card using gender-neutral colors. Added glitter to the flowers because my friend would have a fit if there was no glitter.
These are the Copics I used:
Next is the actual baby card. It's relatively clean and simple, but it has some fun elements. I like how the embossed card base and the little punched flowers match.
The elephant is from an old Our Craft Lounge (out of business) set called Circus Circus, and the sentiment is an even older A Muse stamp.
True story: I spent all afternoon making a whole other baby card that had a lot more bells and whistles on it. I was forcing myself to do something I wasn't really feeling and it was disastrous. I undid and redid more than once and eventually scrapped the whole thing. After dinner I sat down and made both of these cards in record time. They're cleaner and simpler and they just felt right to me. My comfort zone changes from one stamping interlude to the next, so it's best to just go with the flow. My friend loved them, thankfully.
I have two challenges I'm linking to today. Both cards work for both challenges, but I can only link one to each so here goes:
The Sisterhood of Crafters "The Letter B" (first card). Use anything that starts with the letter B. I have a baby Bella elephant, buttons, a bow, and a little bit of blue in the designer paper.
Retro Rubber "Button It!" (second card). Use buttons and any stamp more than a year old. The ellie stamp goes back to 2011 and the sentiment is even older. Love using the old stuff!
Whew, long post! I'll leave you to it now. Have a happy day!
Card#2. Stamps: Our Craft Lounge "Circus Circus", A Muse sentiment Paper: Neenah 110 lb white, SU Apricot Appeal, Green Galore, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid designer paper Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics for coloring Accessories: Buttons, linen thread, Stickles Stardust glitter glue, pearls, flower punch, Sizzix Flowers embossing folder, MFT Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Frames, La-La Land Random Flags Banner, Impression Obsession Leaf Cluster, Scotch brand foam mounting tape (elephant)