Thursday, January 27, 2011

Another Baby Shower!

Good evening! Yup, it's another baby-themed card for yet another baby shower. Thank goodness I only had to whip up five of these little beauties... That's what allowed for the coloring with my copics. I have to say, mass producing is not my most favorite thing. It's so much work! But I do love the look of all those cards line up... There's a beautiful symmetry to them. Five cards was definitely a much for handle-able amount.

These invitations are for my old college roomie. We're throwing her a mini shower over breakfast in a few weeks at a really cute cafe built into an old church. It's going to be just us roomies (four out of five of us) and J's parents. Nice, small, intimate, and special. J is having a little girl, but made sure to pick out some bedding that is not solely pink. She's a pink and green and brown kind of gal. :)

I studied her bedding choice and ended up creating this. The leaves, flowers, and bird are colored to mimic the bedding (called Love Birds). I love how it turned out! I must admit that this is a very obviously cased card from this card Dawn McVey created a little over a month ago. I needed a nice, long image panel to accommodate the branch, and her layout was perfect!

I stitched around the green panel with brown thread, popped up the heavily tea dye stained image panel, and snuck a little doily and some ribbon underneath. A few little pink jewels highlight the flowers and add some sparkle. I also wanted to keep this card relatively flat since it has to be mailed.

It's a staff development day for us tomorrow at work... I'm kid-free!! It felt great to get out a little early today as if it were Friday. If only I could sleep in tomorrow as well, lol. I guess beggars can't be choosers.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps- Taylored Expressions: Branching Out, Branching Out Coordinates, PTI: Round & Round
Paper- Sweet Blush, Vintage Cream, Pretty Pastels dp
Accessories- ribbon, button, doily, tea dye stains, copics, jewels, dimensionals, corner rounder punch, sewing machine


  1. aw, so sweet!! It totally matches that bedding!!! Love the lacy doily :) I love ProD days...we don't have one until Feb...and I love them for the same reasons you do...a little breather to visit and reflect :) Enjoy!

  2. Great take on the insp. piece. Love the bird on the branch and the lovely spring colours - can you tell I can't wait until spring! Enjoy your ProD kid-free day and have a fabulous weekend.