Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Stampin' Up! The Best is Yet to Be (retired) and I create Baby Cards

Evening... I wanted to say a big "Hello and Welcome" to my new followers, it is such a nice surprise to see that number moving, and moving quite a bit lately... I find it such a thrill still that people visit my blog, and are interested in what I'm doing... So, thank you to all my followers I can see and also to those I know follow me via an email subscription.... Today Mark bought me a craft magazine, it had 6 free acrylic stamps with it, so when I got home, I had to play!
To start with, I stamped this little giraffe and embossed him in black. (Anyone that knows me well, knows I love giraffes... it's only a small obsession...) I then coloured him using my Stampin' Write Markers in So Saffron and More Mustard, he is holding flowers and I have coloured those in Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery. I have cut him out of the water colour paper and stuck him on to a piece of Very Vanilla, then with my Blender Pen and Basic Grey ink I created a shadow for him. As I had my Basic Grey out, I stamped a sentiment, which is from the retired hostess set The Best is Yet to Be. I used a piece of Crumbcake Cardstock for the base, and layered it with some patterned paper from My Minds Eye, I then embossed a piece of Peach Parfait using the big shot and stuck it down. A piece of Sahara Sand which has been cut with the scallop border punch and a piece of Daffodil Delight ribbon finishes this off. 
I am entering this into two sketch challenges, which seemed eerily familiar... The first is the Inkspirations Challenge, and also the There She Goes Sketch Challenge
Thanks for stopping by, as always, it is much appreciated.
Until next time, Happy Stamping!

4 comments:

Lins said...

Hi Jess,

what a beautiful cards you make, this baby card is such a beauty. Lovely sentiment too!

Lins :)

Lauren'sGlitzyBits said...

awww, he is so cute!! Love how the elements are arranged and just love your colour choices. Yes I think we have the twin Tobys, so cute.

Fiona Harrison said...

Hi Jess,

That card is so cute, how adorable is the little giraffe. Great how i worked for 2 challenges.

By the way, did you get my email re the bangles?

Fi x

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Have been scrolling back through posts I have missed. So much gorgeous eye candy!!! Hugs xxaxx