March 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop–Lemon Aqua Inspiration Baby Card

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lemon aqua PTI blog hop baby card2

Here is my card based on the inspiration photo below.

lemon aqua PTI blog hop insp pic

And a close up…

lemon aqua PTI blog hop baby card closeup (2)

This card is very similar to the one I designed as thank you cards for my shower but in different colours. I haven’t posted it yet because I am hoping to find a magazine looking for interactive cards so I can enter it. It uses much less paper so is ideal for making multiples; the front panel is only held on with the brad in the corner and the whole front panel swings upwards. The aqua is only one layer, not a card base. So 1/2 the amount of aqua cardstock is used compared to a normal card. I forgot about writing on the base, under the focal panel, when I embossed it. Oops! So I guess I will add a layer of copy weight paper when I write in it. My shower ones had unembossed bases so they were easy to write on.

A few details: The scallop at the top edge is the eyelet lace die, I just have it positioned so you can’t see the holes. The socks are made from felt, I just love the fuzzy socks my baby wears so I had to reproduce them as closely as possible for this card. The ribbon is seam binding dyed with Copic Blender Solution and Y21 reinker. If you enlarge the photo, you will see that the brad has tiny stars on it like the yellow shirt DP. The background was inked by swiping the pad across the edges to highlight the embossed pattern. Then I distressed it with Antique Linen ink.

And now for a photo I took a few days ago of my 3 month old Theodore aka Teddy Bear.

teddy march photo

This isn’t even edited! I need to warm it up some but otherwise I’m pretty happy with it SOOC (straight out of camera). Isn’t he adorable?!

teddy march photo2

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Enjoy, Rebecca

Mega Mixed Messages, Hanging Out-PTI
Ink: Colourbox chalk (2 browns), Memento cocoa, SU! banana, celery, PTI fresh snow, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress
Paper: All CS and DP PTI
Accessories: PTI dies: Hanging Out, Eyelet Lace, brad, yellow ‘tab’ ribbons-stash, Hug Snug Seam Binding, blue felt-Etsy, foam dots-Jody Morrow


Jennifer said...

Those little socks are adorable!

Nancy Guse said...

Your card is so sweet, love the baby clothes!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love this sweet sweet card.

Rhonda said...

So very cute!!!

Lani said...

Love those tiny details and cute paper. And...Congrats!

Karli said...

What a sweet card! Congrats on your cutie pie too :) He is adorable! Hugs~

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Absolutely adorable card!

Lisa Elton said...

Ok this card is beyond stinkin adorable!!! Love the sweet little polka dot clothes and those precious felt booties.

But I must admit it just doesn't hold a candle to your darling little Teddy Bear...sigh...what a sweet little blessing!!!

victoria h said...

Adorable card and baby pictures.

Karen said...

Your card is beautiful and so is your own Sweet Baby!

LEG Studios said...

What a perfect card in every way!

The Paper Parade said...

This is just a super sweet baby card! I especially love that you cut the sock out of felt :) And oh your little Teddy Bear is soooo sweet!!

Tracy's Photogaphs said...

Love your blog! Tracy from swap-bot. (promoting your blog)

Whimsicalnotions said...

Omg your Teddy bear and the card are both so precious,Love the colour use in that card,You did an excellent job on making that baby as well.Very clever on all counts,