Monochrome Baby Girl Card for The Pals Paper Arts 200th Anniversary

by Joanne James22. April 2014 08:00

This week the Pals Paper Arts Card Challenge is celebrating its 200th anniversary - a whole 200 challenges! To celebrate this milestone, they have a sketch along with a twist - to complete your card in a monochromatic colour scheme. Here is the sketch:


Both design teams have designed cards to inspire this week; initially I was really tempted to use the Starburst Sayings stamps and framelits which lend themselves totally to this sketch and worl with my favourite Brights colour palette, but as lots of the designers had the same idea and I couldn't see how I was going to create something suitably unique, I decided to go with something completely different - a baby card using the 'Baby We've Grown' stamp set in Blushing Bride pastel pink:

Using a pink base, I matted both of my cardstock layers on Whisper White and used a piece of Polka Dot DSP from the Subtles DSP stack for panel 2, whilst for panel 3 I stamped the 'sweet baby' stamp repeatedly in Whisper White onto Blushing Bride cardstock - a stamp-a-ma-jig is essential for this - and coloured the word 'baby' with my chalk marker to give it a powdery look. Lastly, my focal point panel 4 is a triumph of layers and fussy cutting: I stamped the shoe stamp 3 times, twice on Whisper White and once on Blushing Bride, then I fussy cut the shoes from the pink and glued them to the white base; with the other image stamped on white, I fussy cut the bows from the shoes and adhered them on top. I finished the shoes with two tiny seed pearls for fastenings, and layered this circle on a pink starburst mat and a further white circle. My card has 10 separate layers in total - this must be something of a record!

This card took a little while to create, but I love it - and only Blushing Bride and Whisper White used throughout. Do check out the other monochromatic cards at the Pals paper Arts this week - there is a mass of inspiration.

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

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Comments (6) -

Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
4/22/2014 1:36:42 PM #

This is definitely sweet!  Love the touch of pearls!  So glad you joined us at PPA!

Joanne James
Joanne James
4/22/2014 5:33:44 PM #

Thanks Linda - love this week's monochrome challenge; congratulations on PPA's 200th anniversary!

Wendie Waldman
Wendie WaldmanUnited States
4/22/2014 3:54:05 PM #

Just so very sweet!

Joanne James
Joanne James
4/22/2014 5:35:08 PM #

Nice of you to say Wendie - it reminds me of the rhyme "Sugar and spice and all things nice ... that's what little girls are made of" - pink and pretty x

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/23/2014 11:17:13 AM #

I love this sweet!  I had to see how you created the shoes....I can't believe you cut them out yourself!  I think SU needs to come out with an e-cutter!

Joanne James
Joanne James
4/25/2014 9:53:48 AM #

Thanks LeAnne! I totally agree on the e-cutter!! These shoes took AGES to snip, and whilst pleased with the result I did spend the whole time thinking I NEED an e-cutter! Keep seeing such fab creations made with them. A wish list item for sure!!

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