Monday, July 20, 2015

Made with Love for Freshly Made Sketches

Okay, everyone! You have just come in eye contact with a little baby! Ready? On the count of three...
one....two...three..."Awwwwwwwww!" Isn't that everyone's first verbal instinct when they see a miniature human being? Haven't you every wondered why babies are so incredibly cute? I personally think that it's about the only way they can get away with all the stuff they do! I saw comedian Jim Gaffigan talk about babies like they were the worst roommates in the world. They stay up all night long drinking, then they pass out. They start screaming at you. You try to help them to a bed and they puke on you... Yes, it's a good thing babies are cute!

I thought it was time for a baby card, and since Freshly Made Sketches had a cute sketch going on for their latest challenge, and since I just got the Made With Love Stamp set, and since I had not yet opened my pack of Sweet Li'l Things Designer Series Paper, I came up with a cute, sketchy (in a good way) baby congrats card.

The Sweet Li'l Things Designer Series kind of surprised me. I thought it was going to be all sweet baby stuff, but instead, it was mostly outdoorsy and patterned designs. Here's how I used it in this card:

  • I chose three colours from the DSP palette: Tip Top Taupe, Hello Honey and Watermelon Wonder. I think it works really well with this design, it makes me think of babies for some reason. Maybe the watermelon and honey together are primary looking enough, while the taupe and vanilla soften the effect for a baby card.
  • I used a 2" Circle punch to make a circle of each of the main colours and then stamped the images from Made With Love on Very Vanilla cardstock and punched them out using the new 1 1/2" Circle Punch. I'm so glad we have that punch now. It kind of fills in a gap that existed in circle sizes before it came out. It was difficult to figure out a way to arrange them so the images or sentiments weren't covered up and I still maintained the line from the sketch.
  • The sentiment on the sketch looks like it calls for a die cut sentiment, but the only ones I have were not appropriate, so I opened up a package of Expressions Natural Elements, which are precut wooden sentiments, and chose the Congrats. I considered colouring it with markers, but decided I would go with the natural look for it.
  • The background paper is from Sweet Li'l Things Designer Series.

As you read this, I will be on my way to Salt Lake City for Inspire. Create. Share., our yearly convention! It's part road trip and part flight, but it will be fun for sure, as only travelling with a group of 4 like-minded people can be! As we settle in, and take some photos along the way, I will try to share with you each day some of the fun we are having, so stay tuned! By the way, I'd love to take you with me the next time we have a North American event, so it's as easy as joining my team and becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!  Intrigued? Just click on Join My Team in the top menu and follow the prompts, or email me and I'll guide you through the process!

Ta ta for now and talk to you next from Salt Lake City!

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