Friday, March 4, 2011

Celebrate Baby!

I made this card for a friend who just told us that she was pregnant. They have trying for a while so I thought I would make her a card to show her my excitement for her. I won't lie I have also been dying to ink up this stamp for awhile. I am in love with how this card turned out. I started with this weeks sketch at The Sweet Stop and gave it a bit of a spin. The base of the card is made with Crumb Cake cardstock from Stampin' Up. I then used some Pear Pizzaz cardstock to create a mat for the fabulous Stella Rose paper I picked up at my LSS. I love the new 6x6 packs that everyone is coming out with. This one had the added surprise that the 6x6 papers were double sided. So for this whole card I only used 1 sheet of 6x6 patter paper.  I stamped my Stamping Bella image onto some Bella White Cardstock and coloured her with my Copic markers. I then cut her out with my largest Oval Nestabilities. I inked the edges of the oval with some So Saffron Ink from Stampin' Up. I used some more Crumb Cake cardstock and my largest Scalloped Oval Nestability to create a mat for her. I then used the Scalloped Edge punch from Stampin' Up with some Pear Pizzaz paper to make a edge for my Yellow strip of Bella Rose pattern paper. I also stitched along the right side of the yellow strip with some dark brown thread and a Zig Zag stitch on my sewing machine. My sentiment is from a old Stampin' Up set Flexible Phrases. It is one of my new favourite sets and I picked it up from a good friend who was getting ride of some of her old stamps. I stamped it with some Chocolate Chip Ink and punched it out using the Word Window punch from Stampin' Up. I finished the card off with some paper flowers from my stash. The larger flower was white so I used some Chocolate Cherry Glimmer Mist to change it to a nice brown. The other flower was already green so I used some Pearl Glimmer mist to give it a bit of sparkle and match the other flower. I finished of the flower with a big yellow brad from my stash. 

On the inside I used the last little bit of my 6x6 pattern paper and some Pear Pizzaz Cardstock to add a little something along the right side. The sentiment is from Stampendous, it is one of my favourite baby sayings and I think I use it in just about every baby card I make.

I was able to enter this card in a few challenges. The sketch is from The Sweet Stop SSS97. Flowers was the challenge at Stamp Something, so with my pattern paper and my paper flowers I was able to enter it in there too! Also for the first time I am entering a card at The Spotted Chick, for That's Krafty Thursday. All you need to do is use Kraft or Crumb Cake paper somewhere on your card. And last but not least at ABC Challenge Where the challenge was Ovals. 

Copic Markers: B000, B91, R11, R29, RV32, E00, E42, E57, Y32, YG17, YG63, G99, T1



  1. Gorgeous card!!!! I'm not sure what to comment on as I love the whole thing.

  2. Love your use of DSP's. Just found your blog, am now a follower. Love all of your creations! Have a fantastic weekend! :)

  3. Great card girl! Good for you for getting another stamp inked!

  4. Beautiful card! I love the whole thing. The image with the pickles, the papers, the layers and the colouring.

    Thank you very much for it. It really touched Trevor and I both. Amy has been too busy this week with basketball & cheerleading that she hasn't seen it yet.

    Love, Donna

  5. Wow, Jennifer this is GREAT! I would have NEVER thought to color the flower to match! Beautiful job and I'm with you on this paper. LOVE IT! Thanks so much for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}

  6. This is so sweet! I have this stamp and need to make a pregnancy card. Thank you for the inspiration! That sentiment on the inside it SO cute! Just perfect! :)