Monday, June 6, 2011

A Baby Card for Keesh


Well, Keesh had her baby, and it was a little boy, so I decided to make a male version of this card.  I didn't follow the sketch exactly this time round but used the main concepts of the layout.  It is the same stamp as the baby girl, I just don't ink up the curl and bow :)

I combined it with this last week's CR84FN colours - yup, late again.  I  pulled out this cute DP from my Costco pack and went to work.   I had a bit of a tough time getting the kraft in there without overpowering the baby image, and finally settled on a punched and crimped star with a button on it.

I had to laugh as the lack of white on the card is causing me issues LOL!  I'm a white space girl all the way and solid coloured cards just don't sit well with me.  Guess I should make them more often so they don't cause me issues ;)

Going to have to pop over the line to mail this as Canada Post is heading towards a strike - oh joy!  They are on rotating strikes already and I have my doubts whether the union will settle.  Soooooo glad we live close to the border and I have my US PO Box because that means I can still get some stamping goodies.  Best money I ever spent LOL!





What's In It?
Stamps: (Denami) Baby Girl
Paper: Costco DP Pack, Cool Caribbean, Kraft
Ink: Black
Accessories: Sizzex Star Die, Crimper, Scalloped Oval and Oval Nesties, US Word Window Punch, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Half Pearls Dimensionals


19 comments:

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Marisa this is so sweet and adorable. And look at that star...how cute!!! Just fabulous girlfriend!!!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Andrea Ewen said...

Such a sweet baby card, Marisa...I love how you incorporated the kraft, the star is a perfect "boy" touch! And Wow! How much paper was actually in that Costco pack? It seems like you use it all the time (which is great) I can never find a paper pack that I want to use all of the paper that's in it! Keep rockin' these papers, gf!

TannyP said...

Soooo cute! Perfect color use - I think this one is just as adorable as the girl card =)

Denise Willerton said...

What a fabulous card Marisa ~ I'm sure Keesh will be SO pleased with your creation ~ I LOVE the star run through the crimper, brilliant! TFS

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a sweet baby card Marisa. Those colors were perfect... the chipboard star is awesome. :o)

Vicki B. said...

Super cute Marisa!! I love the star with button!!! Cute little baby stamp too!!!

Christina said...

Ooh, what a cutie! LOVE the crimped kraft star! I'll bet your friend just loved this sweet card.

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE this baby card, Marisa! Blue and yellow are perfect for boys and that crimped star is a genius touch!

Maureen said...

I hear ya on coloured card bases...I rarely do them either, except when it really works :) Sweetest card in the male version too!! Figures she had a boy because you had made the girl one first!! LOL I'm at least glad for rotating strikes...my Gina K package should arrive soon (it's been 3 weeks!) and then I'm okay for awhile! ;) Reports and the iPad will keep me busy (and my M/C will be happy!) have a great start to your week :)

Emily Keaton said...

This is just adorable, Marisa! This sweet DeNami stamp makes for awesome baby cards. :) A postal strike? That sounds awful. I don't know if I would make it without getting my mail!! How will you receive your bills? And will creditors be understanding? What a nightmare.

Quilting with Jannette said...

Love that card! The kraft star adds just the right touch, and the blue and yellow are so soft-looking together.

Bonnie said...

Cute stamp, perfect DP and I especially love the crimped star!

Viv said...

Well, if I saw that stamp on a shelf, I'd leave it there and what a fool I'd be!!! It looks absolutely gorgeous on your Nestie frame Marisa!! I will look at simple stamps with fresh eyes thanks to you and this adorable card! Hugs Viv xxx

Katina said...

Just as gorgeous in the male version! xx

Vickie Z said...

Girl... you can do solid card bases and tilted panels... I've seen the results and they were/are perfect!!! Wonderful baby boy card and perfect kraft star!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Super sweet!! Love the layout, love the colors :)

Linda Callahan said...

Yiou have been a busy gal this past week or two! I just thoroughly enjoyed catching up on all of your wonderful creations. I am thinking you have more than one creative gene :)

Benzi said...

How adorable! I love this baby image and that crimped star just topped it off perfectly.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Why won't it let me leave comments today? ugh... Okay let's try this again. This is darling, that baby image is so sweet. Great boy card.