Tuesday, August 20, 2013

FM123, Fab Friday 24

My cousin and her husband have been married for 15 years and after all these years finally had their first baby!  I wanted to give this long-awaited arrival a warm welcome, so I turned to the Friday Mashup and Fab Friday challenge blogs for some inspiration.  The colours at Fab Friday were perfect for a nice soft baby card, and I've been wanting to try stamping with just my clear blocks for some time, so the challenge at the Friday Mashup was just the kick in the pants I needed!

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  1. Create a project using "Clear Block Stamping (use your clear block as a stamp)."
  2. Create a project using "Color-blocking."
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a project using "Clear Block Stamping & Color-blocking."

I chose to mashup the challenge and do some colour-blocking as well.  Take a look at the adorable baby card I ended up with.  

Here's a closer up view of the cute little guy!

I started with a base of Crumb Cake, then layered another paper pierced panel of Crumb Cake on that.  I sponged the edges of both.  For the colour-blocked panel I used clear block H in Pistachio Pudding, So Saffron, and Crisp Cantaloupe on Very Vanilla CS.  I layered that on a piece of textured Very Vanilla and sponged the edges with coordinating colours.  The little hippo was stamped in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla and then coloured in lightly with a sponge.  I fussy cut him (her) out and used dimensionals to adhere next to my ribbon.  Love that ribbon, btw!  (And now as I am typing up the list of supplies, I see it is actually Crushed Curry!  Oopsy!  My bad!)  For my sentiment I used Nursery Necessities and cut out a flag banner.  I then used my Crumb Cake marker to add a little bordered line edge.

I'm really happy with how my card turned out... I think I'll try this technique again on another baby card for a friend who is due on Friday!  We'll see what she has first, though!

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If you missed the post about my daughter's bedroom makeover birthday surprise click here to read it and see the (many) pictures!

Thanks for stopping by!  xo Anita

Stamping Supplies:
 Stamps:  Nursery Necessities, Bundled In Love
Paper:  Crub Cake CS, Very Vanilla CS, Very Vanilla Textured CS
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories:  Paper Piercing Tool, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Crushed Curry 3/4" Chevron Ribbon, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Pearls, Crumb Cake marker, square punch (to make flagged banner), sponges


Lili said...

Beautiful card! That hippo is so cute. Great take on the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!

Brenda Myers said...

Very pretty card!! Love the background and the cute little hippo!! Thank you for joining us at Fab Friday!!