Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Welcome Little One - The Stampingbug Color Challenge

Hey everyone! How are you this fine Wednesday morning? I'm still scrambling to get everything ready for Tina's visit, but I haven't quite hit panic mode -- yet. That will come tomorrow. Lol. I always seem to get the most done when it's just before a deadline. I wonder why that is?

Anyway, I took a break last night to make a card for a friend who just gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. I saw this free digi from Pollycraft, he's called Cuthbert with Balloons, and thought he'd make a darling welcome baby image.

I started by coloring him with Copics. I used B31, B33, B25, and B27, G20, G21, and G24, and BG10, and BG13. R20 for his cheeks and ears. I chose these colors to coincide with a color challenge over at The Stampingbug blog. Instantly, when I saw them, I thought they'd be great for a baby boy card, which I just so happened to need at the moment. Perfect!

I cut Cuthbert out and backed him directly onto some cloud paper from American Crafts. Then I chose a sentiment from Studio G and stamped it next to him using my favorite -- Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink in Chestnut Roan. I wanted to keep this card relatively flat, since it will be going in the mail, but it needed some dimention so I popped off the clouds onto a great plaid from Little Yellow Bicycle that I'd trimmed down for my card front. Rather than cut some grass from paper, I decided to try out this ruffle-and-staple technique with ribbon. I used the same Pure Color celedon grosgrain ribbon from my froggie card on Monday.

I adhered the finished piece to some chocolate colored Bazzill cardstock, then added a few buttons from my great-grandma's stash with embroidery thread and mini glue dots. I think it turned out pretty cute, don't you?

Thank you all so much for stopping by! Your sweet comments mean so much to me, so thank you. Have a wonderful day!

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  1. I love this card... Super Cute :) The colors go together really nicely.

  2. This is so sweet and just love the colors.

  3. What a lovely card. Cute bear image, and I think the ribbon looks delicious.

  4. Oh this is adorable! I love bears and this image is too cute! That ruffly ribbon and stitched buttons are the perfect addition to this fab card! Happy to see you could participate in my color challenge this week. Good luck in the drawing!

  5. Wow! This super precious! Everything works so well together. Neat ribbon treatment!

  6. Im loving it.....

    Im back blogging after a long break...pop over and say hi.


  7. Awww, that is adorable! I love it!

  8. darling this card is! Your coloring is fantastic and the PP you paired that sweet bear with look like they belong together.

  9. Oh my gosh, this is the cutest card EVER! How adorable!!!

  10. Congrats on winning at the Stamping Bug!!


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