Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Baby love

Do you have some types of card that you always struggle with? For me, it's baby and wedding cards! I think the baby ones just got easier though - Baby Dear and Vintage Baby Expressions should help things along! I do like a bit of vintage so if I just forget the baby bit and focus on the vintage bit things should go along much easier!

I went for a mono sepia look on this card, aiming for a sort of vintage photo look. The base layer and the border inside the cut out circle are coloured with a marker so this is a minimum supplies project - just white cardstock, a handful of markers, embossing folder, a couple of pearls and a die cut.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Baby Dear (Rummage Bin line)
vintage Baby Expression (Mona Lisa Moments line)

Paper:
Smooth White

Ink:
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)

Other:
Copic markers
Textile Texture Embossing Folder

Pearls (Kaiser)
Labels Four Nestabilites by Spellbinder
Fiskars circle cutter

I bought the blossom top box template from Everything Creative a few weeks back and finally got chance to play. I was so pleased to find that the ETA stamp from the Baby Dear set is an absolutely perfect fit! I alternated it with the stork from the Vintage Baby Expressions set around the six sides of the box and finished off with faux brads - they're just cardstock punched out with a Crop-a-Dile and coloured with the ink pad.

Wouldn't this be a cute way to present a tiny gift to an expectant mum? Any favour box would look great with the same treatment.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Baby Dear (Rummage Bin line)
vintage Baby Expression (Mona Lisa Moments line)

Paper:
Smooth White

Ink:
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)

Other:
Copic markers
Pearls (Kaiser)
Labels Four Nestabilites by Spellbinder
Fiskars circle cutter

Thanks for stopping by!

17 comments:

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Beautiful gift box. So lovely not to see a cutesy baby card :) TFS

Karen said...

What lovely stamps and that template is superb!!! So pleased that you don't 'do' cutesy as this set is so gorgeous! XXX

Caroline said...

Beautiful Joanne...x

Marcy said...

Lovely card and gift box, Joanne! I struggle with baby and wedding cards too.

Paula said...

beautifully classy and elegant - one of the nicest baby cards Ive ever seen.

Julie said...

Good morning, Joanne! LOVE your projects today! The card is gorgeous done sepia-style--love it! The little box is adorable--great that the stamp fit perfectly! I ordered these two sets yesterday--just couldn't help myself! You started me down this CHF road, you know--it's really all your fault! (That's what I'll tell my husband, anyway!) Hope you're having a marvellous day!


Thanks for the visit, by the way! You always say such kind things...thank-you!

Kaz said...

What a different baby card Joanne, in the best way though!! Love it.
The box looks fab too. xx

CLARE said...

Gorgeous box, I will follow the link later on to have a look. Yep, it sure makes a change from the usual pink & blue baby cards, love the embossing, it looks so professional

Kathy said...

These are both just gorgeous, Joanne.
However, what I want to know is....when are you going to WOYWW? Come on, share your space we all need to see!

Hels said...

They are gorgeous...and I just know any new Mum would love to receive them both....I always struggle with Baby cards..and...I hate to admit this..I always buy mine ROFL

tracy said...

those are lovely joanne :)

Janice said...

Very cute! I find those baby cards difficult too, you've made a great job there.

Strobel Studios said...

Well Joanne I think you achieved your vintage photo look. Great baby card I must say .Love the sepia tone with the textured frame.

That's one cool looking box...how fun!

Pammyjo

Deborah said...

Delightful! I love the combination of texture and vintage.

Lorraine said...

beautiful elegant card

Linda Elbourne said...

Very classy and very you ... lovely work X

Traceyr said...

Love that baby card and unusual to see a card with a brown theme as they are usually pink or blue. Makes a refreshing change.

:)