Another Sweet Baby Boy!

by Joanne James27. May 2014 19:56

Well, it's still raining here in the UK and I've even had to resort to turning up the central heating - in May!!! We've had a lovely day catching up with friends today, which hasn't dampened our half-term spirits. On to today's card, which I used this week's colours over at Create with Connie and Mary and LeAnne's sketch at The Paper Players:

 

I started out with the colours and must say the ladies over at Create with Connie and Mary almost had me stumped this week! I played around with these colours wanting to use white as my neutral - some of the CCMC design team used white to great effect with this colour combination on their cards - but in the end I went with a baby boy card and didn't use any white at all (go figure!). Here's my card:

I decided to go with a Soft Sky base and added a strip of DSP down the centre - do you recognise it? This pattern is actually one of the patterns in the Kaleidescope pack, although you could be forgiven for overlooking it as it is quite muted given the other bright and bold patterns in the set. I then used lots of layers to create interest on the main design; I stamped the 'Sweet Baby' stamp from the Baby We've Grown stamp set in Basic Grey onto Sahara Sand, and matted this onto both Soft Sky and Basic Grey. I then stamped the 'Brand New' stamp from the same set in Basic Grey, twice onto Soft Sky cardstock and once onto Sahara Sand. I cut these out with the smallest Starburst Collection framelit and then did a little fussy cutting to create a layered badge: I cut the banner in Sahara Sand and adhered this to one of the Soft Sky pieces, then took the other image stamped on Soft Sky and cut out the individual letters of the word 'NEW' and adhered them to the banner section. This button badge was then adhered to a circle punched from Basic Grey cardstock with a 1 1/4" circle punch and mounted onto my card as per the sketch.

So quite a graphic clean and layered card today and not overly 'baby cute' but still unmistakably a baby boy card I think. I'm just pleased I managed to eventually create something with this colour combination! When I went back to grab the Paper Players sketch image to insert into my blog I realised Ann Schach also used a couple of stamps from the same set to create her baby girl card - you should go check it out on the above link if you want to see an alternative take using the same sketch.

Back tomorrow with another card; until then, happy stampin'!

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Mary Brown
Mary BrownUnited States
5/28/2014 1:29:06 PM #

What a sweet card for a baby boy!  I love the starburst medallion you did...such dimension on there!  WOW!  Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/28/2014 3:43:53 PM #

Thanks Mary - sometimes a little fussy cutting is just the right kind of craft therapy!

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Nicole Tugrul
Nicole TugrulUnited States
5/28/2014 3:04:06 PM #

Such a wonderful baby card!!  All the attention to detail is amazing.  I can't believe you were able to cut the letters out so perfectly!  Thanks so much for joining the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/28/2014 3:45:05 PM #

That's so kind Nicole - this colour combination was definitely a challenge for me!

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Deb
DebUnited States
5/28/2014 9:05:51 PM #

What a sweet and soft baby card! Love the simplicity of this! Great layout, too! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/29/2014 9:10:28 PM #

Thank you Deb - sometimes it takes the longest time to come up with the simplest card, for me anyway!

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Debbie Henderson
Debbie HendersonUnited States
5/29/2014 2:19:36 AM #

Great card using only the sentiments from the stamp set! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/29/2014 9:11:22 PM #

I know Debbie - and how often does that happen?! Such a short supply list for a change!

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
5/29/2014 11:36:18 PM #

Sweet baby card...I happen to love these colors and didn't get to play with them, so I am happy to see you incorporated them into my sketch!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/30/2014 12:08:07 PM #

Thanks LeAnne - a two for one! Loved your sketch - I new straight away I wanted to use the 'brand new' starburst, but this is such a versatile sketch I can see me using it for lots more cards too.

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Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
5/30/2014 5:15:34 AM #

Adorable, Joanne! I love the medallion! How funny that we reached for the same set this week! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/30/2014 12:10:20 PM #

Thank you Ann - I know, what are the odds?! I scribbled the sketch into my notebook and it wasn't until I went to link up and looked at the DT cards again that I realised you had used it too - I was just relieved that we both had a different take on it! Loved your cute baby girl card, especially the pearls!

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Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
5/31/2014 5:33:24 AM #

Simply gorgeous, Joanne! Love the soft color comb, too. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! Smile

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/31/2014 11:46:37 AM #

Thanks Anne Marie - I love LeAnne's sketch this week, so versatile! I need to make some baby girl cards now Smile

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