Thursday, September 13, 2007

SC141 & another Criss Cross card

I love babies and everything about them and had a ton of stampin up designer paper I had not touched yet, not to mention they are soft masculine colors. Who doesn't like snail mail? Isn't it the best to get a card in the mail. So I made another criss cross card but I changed the way I did the criss cross, so that its a tall 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 sized card. I made this in mind for someone who is expecting a baby boy. The base is white cardstock, the designer paper is by stampin up, it came in a set I bought earlier in the year (sorry I can't remember the name of the set). Anyhow, since it came together it all coordinated perfectly. The chipboard is by Basic Grey and I stamped it in True Thyme SU, and then stamped the footprint and sentiment with SU white craft ink, and tied it onto the card with greenish/silverish ribbon. For the inside, the base is SU so saffron, then white cardstock. I used a creative memories to circle punch to make the tab with leftover designer & white paper. Thinking of you today sentiment is stamps by Judith, the flourishes is by SU and I'm not sure on the handprints. Ink is true thyme and so saffron. I punched the corners of the insert with a creative memories scallop corner punch. These are really fun to make and look so cute when they are finished. So over at http://www.splitcoaststampers/ they have daily challenges this was Wednesdays sketch challenge SC141. The cardbase is white cardstock, the designer paper is blush checkerboard and blush paisley by the Paper Studio. I used the square scallop punch using the bohemia line of paper and used white souffle pens to makes dots around the edge. The Stampendous bees are the cutest little buggers. I stamped them on white cardstock, colored them in with Marvy markers, added a little stickles (that you can't see) on their wings and then cut around the image. What is a card without ribbon, right? So I had some SU narrow black organdy ribbon laying around and some new marroon May arts ribbon that I used to finish off the card. Before I forget, before I added the bee's and the scalloped square, I ran the front of the card through my cuddlebug using the textile embossing folder. This isn't my favorite card I have ever made but sketch challenges, are a challenge to get you out of your box and try something new.


sari said...

oh my...what beutifull cards you have in your blog!! And thanks for the vivit in mine! I think snailmail is the best! The feeling when you're not expecting anything, and there is yhis beutifull card in your box! it brightens up your hole day!!!

sari said...

the baby just fold them out of paper.. i have a template, i can send it to you (to your email) if you want!

Marlou said...

what a fabulous card, i would love to try a criss cross card :) xx
have a great weekend!!!

Flossie's Follies said...

Love your baby card, and those bees are just too cute. I most definitely have to make one of these criss cross cards.

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