Tuesday, February 20, 2018

SC685 Welcome Sweet Baby

Hi Friends!

It’s time for the weekly sketch at Splitcoaststampers! 

Carey is our #SC685 sketch designer this week and I decided to create a baby card for my stash using Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps.

I am also incorporating the International Art & Soul #27 “Use Stuff You Already Own” Challenge (all of the paper and embellishments retired years ago), the Alphabet Challenge “X for Xtra Special Occasion” Challenge and the Retro Rubber #80 “Dotty for You” Challenge (both stamp sets are over a  year old- Little One 2015, Precious Poppies 2013).

If you have not had a chance to visit the Splitcoaststampers’ Sketch gallery or other challenge sites yet, I hope you will do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool. Ink the carriage image and sentiment from Little One with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink and stamp onto the cardstock.  Apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.

2). Once the embossing has cooled, fussy cut the carriage and die cut the sentiment with a flag banner die.  Use a water-based marker to color the carriage (I also used distress inks and once dry, added picket fence distress stain to tone down the color and finished off with a clear glitter pen).

3). Die cut the designer series paper with a stitched rectangle die and create the little triangle with a stitched strip die (cutting on the diagonal per the sketch).  Mount the designer papers onto a piece of chocolate cardstock and add a scrap strip of chocolate cardstock over the seam before mounting the triangular shape.  

4). De-static the lower right hand corner, stamp the sentiment from Precious Poppies with embossing ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder.  Trim the panel and adhere to the white card base.

5). Die cut white cardstock with a doily die, position as per the sketch and trim off the excess doily (again, per the sketch).  Mount the doily onto the card front and adhere the fussy-cut carriage with dimensional foam.

6). Mount the sentiment onto chocolate cardstock, trim close to the edge and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.

7). Create the triple ribbon bow from chocolate satin ribbon, adhere to the card front (I used hot glue) and add the corduroy brad (remove the brad points) to the center.

8). Add pearls to finish off the card.

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Versamark™; Stampin’ Write Baja Breeze abd Soft Sky Markers; Tim Holtz® Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and Picket Fence Distress Stain; Spectrum Noir™ Glitter Pen

Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip; retired Parisian Breeze Specialty Designer Series Paper (Stampin’ Up!)

Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1, MFT Fishtail Banner STAX Dies, Whimsy Stamps Doodled Doily Die, Embossing Buddy®, Clear and White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, AquaPainter™, 5/8” Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Soft Sky Corduroy Brad, Pearls

Thanks again for taking the time to visit! If you have a chance, we would love for you to join us at Splitcoaststampers for this week’s sketch challenge!  Hugs and I hope all of you have a great week, sweet friends!


Debbie Mageed said...

Oh, what a sweet baby card! I remember that DSP! It was one I bought when I first learned how to make cards. Love it! Thank you so much for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope you'll join us again soon.

Hazel said...

A lovely card and I love the colour combination. Thank you so much for joining us at IAAS. Hazel x

Basslady said...

I love your sweet baby card! sweet'n'Sassy is one of my favourite company!

thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Claire Grantham said...

This is beautiful. I love your colour combo, such a modern spin on baby cards. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

creative lady said...

Cute baby card! Love the layout and the color combination. Thanks for joining Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

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