Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Challenges Entry: Baby Dear Card

We're having a bit of a department baby boom at work.  Two baby girls (or so they say...I don't trust it until the kid is born!) are due in November and December.  I created this "Baby Dear" card with them in mind and for two challenges:

The Details:
  • The carriage and text background is a copy of an original Sears & Robuck catalog page that I recently purchased from Lynn Steven's Trash to Treasure Art Etsy shop.  I copied it onto light pink card stock and scalloped and distressed the edges.

  • "Baby Dear" is stamped on K&Co tag.  I wanted lots of layers on this card and I like how the tag added texture and color, but also gave me a relatively blank area to stamp my sentiment on.

  • The baby image is from Crafty Chick's Retro Fantasy.  I used the Glossy Accents and Distress Crackle Paint combination again on the baby image (check out my "Hit the Road" card for another example of this technique).  Added Old Paper Distress Stickles around the outside to give it a more finished edge treatment. 

  • The baby image is adhered via foam tape to a chipboard label plate that was colored with Victorian Velvet Distress Stain.  Don't Distress Stains make it SO much easier and faster to color chipboard?!  Love them!
  • The final details were the hand-dyed seam binding bow, corsage pin with glass beads, and pearl accents below the sentiment.

I really love the soft, vintage feel of this card.  I can almost smell the baby powder when I look at it!  :-)

:  SU! cardstock ‘Naturals Ivory’; PTI cardstock ‘Sweet Blush’; K&Co Studio 112 ‘McKenna Tags’
Image: Crafty Chick’s Retro Fantasy ‘art_digital_vintage_baby_card_3_true_love’
Stamps: unknown (borrowed)
Inks: DI ‘Old Paper’, ‘Vintage Photo’, ‘Tattered Rose’; Distress Stains ‘Victorian Velvet’; Perfect Pearls Mist ‘Heirloom Gold’; Alcohol Ink ‘Sandal’, ‘Mushroom’; StazOn ‘Jet Black’
Embellishments: pearls; Distress Stickles ‘Old Paper’; Glossy Accents; Distress Crackle Paint ‘Rock Candy’; Darice corsage pin; glass beads; Hug Snug seam binding ‘Ivory’; chipboard label plate
Tools: foam ink blending tool; felt ink blending tool; foam tape; scallop scissors; heat gun; ink jet printer


  1. Wow how beautiful! Love that picture of the old fashioned pram!! Great vintage style baby card!

  2. Beautiful baby card, love the vintage background and the sweet tag. Annette x

  3. Beautiful! Love the pink copy of the catalog page and the sweet baby tag.

  4. Love it. The crackle effect looks great.
    Carol C

  5. That's a beautiful card would be a fantastic edition to any baby book

  6. Great card, I just love the colouring!


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