Sunday, March 28, 2010

Penny Black: In a nutshell - it's a baby card

Hello there :-)  

One of my neighbours just had a baby girl so this is the card I made for her and her DH to welcome the new arrival.   It gave me the perfect excuse to use my new Cuttlebug Roses embossing folder - I REALLY love this folder - it's so pretty and feminine.

The card uses a similar layout to
this GORGEOUS card by Sue Nelson (aka Susie B on Splitcoaststampers).  Sue is one amazing cardmaker who has taught me so much about cardmaking.

I also made it for the Splitcoaststampers: Ways to Use it Challenge WT119 of Scallops, and tried to get as many scallops on the card as I could. 
Here is the link for the deets.   Count all the different scallops on my card - even my ribbon AND the button has scallops (do the Hedgie's toes count as scallops?!)  It was fun to challenge myself to get as many different scalloped elements on the card as I could.

This hedgehog stamp was one of the first Penny Black 'Margaret Sherry' stamps I ever bought - quite some years ago - but it is
still adorable and doesn't seem to date.  That's what I like about PB stamps - they seem timeless and I feel like I really get the value out of them.  

The image was stamped with Memento ink and coloured with Gamsol and Prismacolor pencils.  I lightly added pink, blue and lemon I-Kan-dee pearlescent chalk around the image.  The sentiment on the tag was stamped with Stazon ink and the tag was diecut with my Cuttlebug and one of the dies from the Cuttlebug Tiny Tags die set - although I did cut the end off to make it smaller to fit the sentiment better.  I chalked around the tag and added some tiny lemon hearts which are the leftover punchies from my EK Success Arrows Border punch (they look like tiny hearts to me).  I think I use this border punch more for the leftover punchies than actually adding a border LOL!  I added some sparkle with Kindyglitz to the flower petals, the hedgie's cheeks and the hearts on the tag.

The ribbon was done in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy and attached with a glue dot. 

Thanks for stopping by my little Blog! 


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Image: Penny Black 'In a Nutshell' 1754F, Sentiment: from Crafter's Companion 'Popcorn the Bear' Someone Special set 

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, Stazon Jet black

Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Roses and Swiss dots embossing folders, Cuttlebug Tiny Tags dieset, Spellbinder Large and Small Oval Nestabilities, Spellbinder Large Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, Gamsol, Prismacolor pencils, paper stumps, Martha Stewart Lace Heart edge punch , EK Success Arrows border punch, flower button, pink sewing thread, pink ribbon, pink brad, Kindyglitz Crystalina, I-Kan-dee Pearlescent chalks, glue dot, Bow Easy, Cardstock: white, lemon, pink


robyn said...

Hi Jocelyn ! So glad you have joined us in blogland! I will add you to my blogroll...looking forward to being a regular visitor and commenter on your super cute cards!

Sarah said...

Hi Jocelyn, such a sweet card! Love the layout and the fab new embossing folder.
xx :0)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh goodness GRACIOUS, how sweeeeeeeet!

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