Friday 6 January 2012

It's a girl!

Yesterday a friend of mine gave birth to a healthy girl. As I am waiting to become two times aunt in the next three months, lately I've become even more "misty" with newborns and new mothers :S

Anyways, I had the time to prepare the following card before going to see her:

The bear is a stamp from Lawn Fawn's Christmas set Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum (isn't that a great name? hehehe). To make it "look" on the other side, I stamped it first on a stamp block and then I used this second stamp on my paper. Because the design wasn't as well stamped of course, I used the Memento Tuxedo Black marker on top of that and I was pleased with the result.

The other trick that I read somewhere (unfortunately, I don't remember where!) is for when we do paper piecing - you know how you can see the white of the paper on the cut edge? Well, if you use a black marker on that, the result is perfect. (I'm not sure it's clear what I'm trying to say?). You might be able to see that on the close-up photo below, as well as the 3-D part of the card and the three little windows:

With this card I will also participate in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - New Something (what better than a baby, a new life???)

Freshly Made Sketches #16: I discovered this blog a while ago and I like very much the clear sketches they provide. The current challenge sketch is the following:

Wee Memories #81: New. Unfortunately, Jenny has announced that this will be the last month of challenges. This has been one of my very favourite challenge blogs so I'm really sorry to hear that, but it has been really great to be able to play along these last few months. I want to thank Jenny and the team for all the inspiration provided and wish Jenny all the best to her new endeavors (I will keep on reading the blog though, I will be looking closely at the stamps she designs, they are soooo cute!!!)

I hope you like it!



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Sofia (sofia_chry) said...

Τι να πω...Θαυμάζω τη δουλειά που κάνεις...Πραγματικά υπέροχη κάρτα...

Tui Nathan said...

Oh my ... this is lovely cute are those stamped images ... great job!
Thank you for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Linda Callahan said...

This is adorable! Very sweet baby card!

Lesley said...

I really like your card and the paper piecing. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Mitchell said...

What a beautiful card to welcome a new baby! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Rita W said...

Such a sweet baby card. I love the paper piecing so much! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Notes by Nina said...

Very cute baby card, wonderful details.

Jen Timko said...

Love the dimension on this! Such a sweet card. Glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Cindy Hall said...

Adorable new baby card! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Marcea said...

what a stunning creation for our new somethings challenge on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week. Really pretty details and colours. Thanks for joining us, hope to see you for our next challenge

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