Sunday, September 18, 2011

Baby Paper Players & FMS#2


It's back to nature this week at The Paper Players and our Clean and Simple Challenge doesn't get any easier! All we are asking is that you use an animal or a plant on your clean and simple card. Cats, dogs, trees, flowers, birds, butterflies, vines...flora or fauna...the choice is yours! So pull out your favorite plant or animal stamp and join the Players for another fun challenge.  Here is what I came up with!


My husband has a coworker that just had a baby girl, so I thought that this week's challenge would be a perfect opportunity for a baby card.  I just love this retired SU set Forest Friends.  It is on my keeper list, just because the animals are so darn cute.


Check out this little baby scallop oval.  I got this by punching a scallop circle punch offset to the left side, I then put it back in the other side and tried to line it up and repunch.  The top came out great, not so great on the bottom, but since it was an accident, I am happy with how cute it is.  Next time I will do a better job lining it up.  The Hello baby sentiment are two different stamps from the Pennant Parade stamp set.  The bit of ribbon I found when I was reorganizing my ribbon stash, it is retired SU ribbon from a ribbon pack.   It is great, I can see layering it with the new scallop dots ribbon.


The trees were stamped on pear pizazz card stock, pink pirouette DSP, and peach parfait DSP, and then punched with a circle punch, the tree trunks are stamped on early espresso and sniped out.  Each of the pear pizazz hills are embossed with the perfect polka dots EF and the square lattice EF.  The pink pirouette hill is textured card stock with a bit of the Victoria crochet trim around it.

Now where did I find this terrific layout?  The new Freshly Made Sketches challenge blog is where.  Check out the new blog HERE .  This is sketch #2, but if you want to play along with the sketch, you will need to do so ASAP, as this week's linky closes on Monday.  I am going to try to squeak this one in.


There you have it, I love how this card turned out, I will miss it when it leaves tomorrow to go to it's recipient, but that's what I made it for.   I hope I inspired you today, enjoy!


Stamps:  Forest Friends, Pennant Parade
Paper:  pear pizazz, bashful blue, early espresso, pink pirouette, peach parfait
Ink:  early espresso, peach parfait
tools:  circle punches, oval punch, scallop oval punch, ribbon, square lattice EF, perfect polka dots EF, victoria crochet trim.

14 comments:

Patti Willey said...

That's a precious little baby card! Forest Friends somehow remind me of Disney's Bambi. Adorable!

LeAnne said...

Very sweet card....the details just make it over the top! The parents will love it!

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh...this is adorable, Sandie! The colors and the layout combine to make such a precious card. This is frameable, and I know the parents will treasure it!

Julie Marshall said...

Sandie, I love this card. Your subtle details are so well thought out. The stamped trees are my favorite, but the hills are pretty fabulous too! Great color choices.

Lesley Croghan said...

Good morning Sandie! Let me tell you, I adore this sweet card! The owl in the trees is just PERFECT!!! So cute! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches too!
Hugs,
Lesley

Tara Bilbao said...

Sandie, This is so adorable! I just love your color combination. The trees are just perfect with your forest friends. I am sure the recipient will treasure this card.

Christy Q said...

Sandie, this is adorable! I love the textured hills you created and that baby scallop oval is genius!

Jen said...

This is one adorable baby card! I just love how you did the trees. The embossing and the crochet ribbon give it some nice texture. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Joan said...

What a wonderful scene you've created! I love how you punched circles around the branches of the trees - they pop out so perfectly!

Linda Callahan said...

The trees are fab-u-lous! Sweet scene!

Nance Leedy said...

Absolutely adorable Sandie! Love the circles on the trees and the rolling hills are fantastic. The parents will treasure this one for sure!

Rita said...

Adorable! I love the trees and the textured, rolling hills! It is definitely the perfect set for baby cards! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Anne Marie said...

Sandie, this is so adorable, I can't stand it!! I adore that fun scene you created and especially the way you created the trees. You've got me rushing to dig out this neglected stamp set. The lace accent is fantastic, too. ADORABLE card for a new little bundle! Hugs! :)

Tui Nathan said...

Just adorable ... what a great way to use those tree stamps ... and fabulous texture!
Thank you for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

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