Thursday, November 6, 2008

Glowing & Growing

Something is definitely in the water!! I know 7 people who are currently pregnant. So far we have 3 girls, 3 boys and 1 unknown all on the way. I thought I better get a jump start and make some cards before all the baby showers roll around. This will forever be my favorite expecting set. I just LOVE it. The images are adorable and the sentiments are perfect. The little mamas are great for paper piecing too. That's exactly what I did here. She is stamped on Very Vanilla and then I paper pieced her hat, dress, pants and purse. I like to cut things out, LOL! To make her "glow" a little more, I highlighted around her with a Copic C1 marker. I added a pearl to her hat and faux stitching along the edges. Isn't she cute! I also paper pieced the belly cream together so the colors would match everything. See that blue panel? I did a technique on it called Faux Suede (I've heard some people call it Faux Flannel). I learned it a couple years ago in stamp club and it's super easy. All you do it take your strip of paper and run it back and forth along the edge of your desk to break up the fibers a bit. Once your paper is flexible, start at a corner and slowly peel it into 2 pieces. You're left with a super soft paper to work with. It was perfect for this card because you always think of soft things when you think about a baby and my pattern paper was so busy that I needed something that added texture, but was still plain. If you give it a try, let me know! I would love to see what you come up with. I used Sketch Challenge 199 for the layout. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: How Swell
Paper: Lavender Moon (Papertrey Ink), Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink), Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Palette Burnt Umber
Other: Lavender Moon twill (Papertrey Ink), mat pack, paper piercer, Chocolate Chip marker, K&Co. pearl, circle Coluzzle, Copic C1 marker
Techniques - Faux Suede, Faux Stitching, Paper Piecing

10 comments:

Danni said...

Cute! I love this set too! Love the colors you used and your faux stitching looks fab!! Awesome card, as usual.

Anna said...

Love this card! Super cute! Love the pearl in the hat! The paper piecing! Super duper cute!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so adorable, super sweet, great colors.

Tammi said...

You girls have been busy today!! I wish I'd had some cute maternity clothes like that when I was pregnant "a few years ago"! ;)This is too cute, love the paper piercing and great job with the sketch.

Colleen Wold said...

This card is freakin' adorable! Love the layout that you used. Great paper piercing too! BTW - Love your cards you did for TAC...that is awesome! You rock!

Catherine said...

oh, i can't wait to get her ;)
too cute, Kim

Jessica said...

This is fabulous!!

And I agree about there being something in the water - I know 3 people who are currently pregnant and 5 who have had babies in the last 4 months!

Cindy Karasz said...

How cute! I love the layout and that little jar of belly cream is adorable!

Rachel Hope said...

Awwww, so cute! She'll love it!

Leslie said...

Oh my gosh! This is cute! I love all of the little details that you put on this! You are one talented girl, Kim!