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A Baby Challenge

So one of my very best friends is ready to pop, I am even flying across the country after the baby is born so that I can meet the new one. She wont tell me if it is a girl or boy, which is driving me crazy, it means I will have to do some last minute shopping. I was trying to decide what kind of card to make her, I wouldn’t be able to do that last minute, I am way too neurotic.

So when I came across this weeks Dynamic Duo challenge, I felt inspired. Now that I had a color palette, I also wanted to find a layout challenge that I could participate in. As you can tell by my blog name, I really want to start trying new styles and being more creative. I have seen Retro Sketches before, and have wanted to try one of theirs but just couldn’t find the right one. I took a look at the post for this week, and the image actually made me concerned. My mind went blank, but then I kept reading the post and the inspiration cards really gave me the kick start I needed.

You will have to forgive the lighting, I am going to have to find a better way to take pictures, but here is my card,

I got to use one of the new dies from Papertrey Ink and two of the new stamps sets too.

I hand drew the swaddled baby, because I had seen that image and wanted to use it, but alas had no stamp that worked. And I used the background basics to add some fun to the clouds. I added the Ribbon and twine and threw on a few buttons. I can’t help myself with the buttons, I just love them. Some people are addicted to bling, I am hooked on buttons. Hope you like it.

Thanks for reading,

Jillian

Supplies:
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist Cardstock, PTI Summer Sunrise Cardstock, Kraft Carstock

Stamps: PTI Faux Ribbon, PTI Background Basics: Text Style II

Dies: PTI Clouds (Big and Small)

Extra’s: PTI Aqua Mist Buttons, PTI Summer Sunrise Ribbon, Jute Twine

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About iwanttobloghop

I am a crafter, who doesn't craft much, but I want to change that. I also want to start getting involved in blog hops. So here is hoping that starting a blog, will get the working, married women motivated to start blogging.

7 responses »

  1. What a terrific card! Love the negative die cut clouds! Your swaddled infant is adorable! So happy you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos!

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  2. Darling baby card Jillian, the script in your die cut negative looks GREAT! Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

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  3. What a beautiful clean and simple card! I love that you used the negative space of the cloud die!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!
    Anni

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  4. This is darling! So glad you played RetroSketches this week!

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  5. Very sweet card, I like that you used the negative cut out for your card. Thanks’ for playing at the Dynamic Duos this week.

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  6. Adorable Card. I love the negative cut outs and the added twine and buttons. Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!

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