Friday, January 7, 2011

Sweet Baby Boy

I made my card today for the QFTD42 challenge on Splitocoaststampers. The Queen being honored is Pat aka foxy67. I cased this card. I don't make many baby cards but was really in need of one for another SCS
stamper, Pat Smethers. She has just had or very close to having her first grandchild...a baby boy.

I am showing the inside of the card because I just love what it says. I have a baby sticker with this quote and
can't part with it. I actually bought it when I was scrapbooking and was going to use it when I had grandchildren. I never scrapbook anymore, though. I still want to use it in some way. I used a Fancy Tag by Spellbinders and computer generated this one. To frame the sentiment, I am using the outside of the die cut from the square scallop on the front of the card.



My card is fairly simple using some paper I bought sometime ago at a scrapbook store and  adding what I am calling rick rack using a zig zag chain punch. At this same store, I found those these tiny buttons. They are perfect for baby cards and they were also in pink and white. Wish I had more, but the scrapbook store has closed, unfortunately. I embossed my image..stamped in Frost White ink. I just love the sweet image.

I am entering my card into these challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown #30-Use embossing
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges #54-Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge-Anything Goes

Recipe:
Stamp-American Art Stamp(no name)
Paper: PTI white cardstock, designer paper from scrapbook store (no name)
Ink: ColorBox-Frost White
Accessories: EK Success zig zag punch, Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Spellbinders square scallop die cut, tiny blue buttons, clear embossing powder

17 comments:

Marisa said...

Love how you embossed the image in white on the blue and the zig zag is a fun touch. I'm sure she will love receiving it :)

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful.. Pat is going to love this. I have mine all colored just need to pop it on a card.. Great job Brenda.

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a beauty of a baby boy card in blue.....she will LOVE it

heidy said...

Oh this so sweet,thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week.
Heidy

Bonnie said...

What a darling card! I love the quote on the inside. Great idea to computer generate it!

Basslady said...

very sweet with an charming saying...

love the clean style of it...
your are my clean-and-simple-queen!

always so inspiring, when i visit your blog!

many hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is the most darling little baby card with those teeny tiny blue buttons and soft, embossed image! I love the colors and especially the sentiment inside. Fabulous!!

Ginny said...

too cute, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Julie Hoffman said...

This is so sweet! I love the embossed image and the zig zag with those adorable buttons! That sentiment is priceless!

Davi said...

What a pretty baby card Benzi...I love the dotted swiss embossing with the gingham it says baby to me. A wonderful sentiment! :) Have a great weekend.

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, WOW, Benzi!! What a beautiful card. I just love the entire blue and white scheme. The white embossing on baby blue is fantastic!! And I love how you used that zig-zag die. I can see why you won't part with your sticker with that wonderful quote! The inside of your card looks beautiful. :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Benzi, this is so sweet! Love all that pale blue. You asked me about tight-mats on my blog....I either trace with a pencil (!) around the die, then cut it out with scissors...OR I use the Xacto knife (which doesn't seem to cut all the way thru the CS) to go 'round the die, then follow up with scissors. I know; not a perfect solution. BUT something you should definitely do after cutting out the piece is to use a nail file or other type of filing block to smooth all those rough edges. I think that really does the trick. Good luck, and let me know how it works. :)

Lauren said...

So cute! I love the rick rack! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! We hope to see you again next week!

Lauren

Pam~ said...

Adorable and so soft looking ... great baby boy card!

Betty Wright said...

Brenda, this is just precious! Great colors and I love the embossing and the gingham! Adorable card!

Lynne in NI said...

awwww, Brenda, this is just adorable! Love your simple blue/white colour combo and the sentiment on the inside is beautiful!
Pat's going to love it too!

True :) said...

Lovely card Brenda! Love the mono blue and white!

Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Paper Take Weekly!
I am now one of your followers.  ;)  I would love it if you came to visit my blog and become a follower too!
Hugs,
True :D