Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Raffie for Baby

The lovely soft colours of this inspiration room were calling my name loud and clear!  A baby card it was going to be, but since I don't own a teddy bear stamp, I dug out one of my go to baby sets, Wild About You.  The animals in this set are beyond adorable, with the raffie being one of my favorites.

I was torn between making a baby boy or a baby girl card.  You may not notice it at first glance, but the teddy bear on the bed has a blue diaper on so in my  mind it's a license for a baby boy card if you like.  That being said, the baby girl card won out this time, but I think I'm going to make a baby boy card with a blue raffie and crimped panel so I have one of each in my card supply.

The light yellow panel was originally embossed with the hearts embossing folder, but it was a bit too over powering, so I ran it through the Swiss Dots embossing folder as it ties in with the spots on the giraffe.  The double embossed panel gives it a pretty fun effect.  If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you can see the heart impression as well as the Swiss Dots on the panel.

The crimped panel was inspired by the ruffles on the pillow, though I think I could have done some ruffled ribbon on this panel instead (going to have to try that), and the border punch added a little girly "froo froo" to the main image panel.  I outlined the raffie's eye and eyelashes with a fine line black felt pen so you can see it better, added some pink half pearls to the top of each antler, tied a yellow bow around the raffie's neck, and I was good to go.  It's been a while since I've made a baby card so this was a lot of fun to do.  Now I'm off to see if the boy version works LOL!

Thanks for popping in today.  This is may last full week of the kids in school (they get out next Tuesday) so I'm hoping to get in a lot of stamping LOL!  See you soon :)

What's In It?
Stamps:  Wild About You, Short and Sweet
Paper:  So Saffron, Cream, Pink, Light Brown
Ink: Pretty in Pink
Accessories:  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Crimper, SU Border Punch, Yellow and Pink Half Pearls, Yellow Ribbon, Hole Punch, Fine Tip Black Felt Pen, Dimensionals


TannyP said...

Perfection! I love those half pearls on the antlers and the three down the side =) Your colors really are perfect and each detail adds so much! Great work, Marisa!

Vicki Burdick said...

This is adrable Marisa! Love the softness, perfect baby card!

Kim said...

Hi Marisa - I'm the design team coordinator for Sweet 'n Sassy stamps (www.sweetnsassystamps.com) and we'd like to know if you'd be interested in being a guest designer for July...Contact me at ksdm@comcast.net for more details!! PS - Love your work!!

ChristineCreations said...

Such sweetness Marisa! Love that little ruffle around his neck!

Dawn B. said...

This is so sweet. I have not used this set in ages.. It is one of my favs.. You can use it for so many cards.. Your layout looks great.

THANK YOU so much for the info on The Warriors.. My son has such a had time paying attention while reading. We will have to check these out because he loves series books..

Have fun on your last week before summer break. We are on week 2 of I'm BORED..lol.

Vicki Dutcher said...

So precious!!

Maureen said...

so sweet, Marisa!! Love the double embossing and the sweet little ribbon around the neck :) Fabulous colours you pulled from the picture :)

TrishG said...

Very cute. I love all the texture and the 3 bling!