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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Sweet Baby

I've made a number of baby cards in the past few months but when I look at them, I realize they've all been for boy babies.  That stops now!  Today I'm making a baby card and it will be for a girl.  What brought this up?  Well, there's a challenge over at the Just Add Ink Challenge Blog which calls for a baby design.

This card will be a CAS design.  That means it will be clean and simple.  That isn't always that easy to achieve.  You want to create some interest with the front of your card, after all.  But, to tell the truth, too much on the front of your card doesn't necessarily make it more interesting---or better.

I began with Whisper White.  A nice, clean palette on which to create a card.  There is another challenge from which I'm taking inspiration, and that's CASology, which asks for a splatter in the design:

I'm combining the two and hope that it works out as well as I've imagined.

On the Whisper White, therefore, I've stamped the largest of the splatters from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set using my Versamark and then heat embossed it using my Silver embossing powder.  On a scrap of Whisper White I've stamped the little girl baby shoes from the Baby We've Grown stamp set and carefully cut them out.  Then I've coloured them using a combination of flesh-coloured Blendabilities and my Blushing Bride Stampin' Marker.  

I've attached the little shoes towards the lower left side of the card using Dimensionals.  Then I've stamped the "sweet Baby" sentiment from the same stamp set using my Smoky Slate ink.  I used the Blushing Bride Stampin' Marker to colour in the letters.

It's a simple card with clean lines and lots of white space.  I love it!


For more cards that are all about babies, check out the Just Add Ink Challenge Blog.

For more cards with splatters, check out CASology.

16 comments:

  1. Very cute CAS card. I like the simplicity although the dots reminds me of the sand my child brings home from daycare, in her shoes Chantell JAI

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    1. Thank you very much, Chantell. Yes, silver doesn't photograph well. In person it actually has a lot of sparkle, unlike sand.

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  2. Heidi your card is so pretty. Love all the white space, and the silver smattering with those cute little pink shoes is adorable. Thank you for playing with us at Just Add Ink this week x

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    1. Thank you so much, Patrice. It was fun trying to get the most impact with the least stamping.

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  3. It's so difficult to get CAS cards right, but yours is fabulous! The simplicity of the card is very striking. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink.

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    1. Thank you very much for your comments, Tina. I'm happy with the way it turned out.

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  4. Heidi, this is delightful! I just love the added interest of the silver-embossed splatter; and the soft pinks are gorgeous. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week. :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Christine. It was fun keeping a baby card to the bare minimum.

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  5. Awwwww cute!!!! SWEET!! Thanks for joining us and sharing this lovely in the CASology gallery this week!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kimberly. I'm glad you like my baby card.

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  6. I love the use of a splatter on a baby card - it feels magical and that's exactly what babies are! So glad you joined us at CASology this week, Heidi!

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    1. Thank you so much, Ardyth. What a lovely thing to say!

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  7. This is so cute! I would never have thought of using splatter on a baby card but it works perfectly. Thank you so much for joining this week at CASology

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind comments, Gillian. I appreciate them.

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