I love the new baby stamp set, Sweetest Gift. After I went through the entire new annual catalog, this was the set that I had to have right away. And then I got it, and I’ve had such a hard time using it. I know it will make some awesome baby book pages, but for cards, I was having a hard time. A couple weeks ago, I finally made a really simple thank you card with it, but I still hadn’t been able to make the “Adorable BABY” stamp work for me, and I love that stamp too much to never use it.
Sometimes all you need is a good color combo and a challenge to use it.
What a fun color challenge they have over at Pals Paper Arts this week! These colors, it turns out, work great for a baby card. And this card is so simple to make but has a lot of wow. The Vintage Faceted Designer buttons add dimension, light, and a little sparkle and transform plain into wonderful. I hope they never retire these buttons!
While this card took me forever to design, it took no time to actually make. I think I’ll make several and leave off the sentiments until I know what they’ll be used for. This simple design would work with many color combinations and any sentiment, so I think it’s a good one to keep in my arsenal. I hope you love it as much as I do.
Don’t forget, Monday, August 5, is the deadline to subscribe for my August Stamp-of-the-Month Club. The stamp set this month is Mosaic Madness, a wonderfully versatile set. Comment here or at the original post, or email me, to subscribe, and I will get back to you with details. Or you can RSVP here.
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Stampin’ Up! supplies used:
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper White cardstock; Quatrefancy Specialty designer series paper
Ink: Smoky Slate marker, Strawberry Slush marker
Stamps: Sweetest Gift
Tools/Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents framelits, Stampin’ Trimmer
Embellishments/Adhesives: Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots