Thursday, April 7, 2011

Stampin' Celebration #47

It's Thursday and time for another Stampin' Celebration challenge!  This week I had fun making a baby card for my take on the inspiration piece.  I've had a lot of friends having babies lately, and so my stash of baby cards is dangerously low! 

For more inspiration, I also used Sketch Challenge #327 over at Splitcoaststampers and the SU-Only Challenge #16.  I think that's the most challenges I've ever incorporated into a single card! 

Although I feel like my colors wandered a little bit from the inspiration piece, (and maybe ended up a little dark for a baby card?) I loved the elephants and stripes and went from there.  The stamp I used is another one of the single stamps that I earned for free during Sale-A-Bration--Baby Steps.  I even love the name of the stamp.  :-) 

I stamped the image with Basic Gray and then ran my ink pad along the edges of the Whisper White. I gave that a second to dry and then used my Cutter Kit to distress the edges.  To create the stripes, I used another single stamp--Solid Stripes.  I used my markers to color the stripes and then stamp.  I stamped twice--once at the top and once at the bottom.  The 'seam' is hiding behind the elephants. 

To finish the card I tied around some Baja Breeze Seam Binding and tied in the tag I made using the stamp set Tiny Tags and the Medium Jewelry Tag Punch.  I really like the seam binding found in the Occasions Mini Catalog because it is so easy to tie--I need to use it more often!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Head over to Stampin' Celebration to see what the other Design Team members have created this week.  You'll also want to see who the Party Guest Designer is for this week.  I hope you are inspired to play along with us! 

Stamps:  Baby Steps, Solid Stripes, Tiny Tags
Ink:  Basic Gray ink, Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze and Basic Gray markers
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, and Whisper White
Accessories:  Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Linen Thread, Medium Jewelry Tag Punch, dimenesionals


The Country Rose said...

What a sweet baby card! I would have never guessed that you used the stripe single stamp to create your background paper. I am so going to order that stamp :-) ! I also need to order the elephants stamp while I'm at it. I've wanted it for a long time... your card has made me add both stamps to my next order list :D.


Amanda Mertz said...

Great idea using the stripes stamp like this! And I love these darker colors for a baby card! Well done! TFS!

Cori said...

I just love this card! The colors are perfect!

Heidi Baks said...

This is a beautiful card, Allison! Thanks for playing with SUO Challenges.

Jen Timko said...

I love those little elephants!! Awesome job on those stripes, too. So glad you joined us at SUO Challenges this week!

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Super cute!!