Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Not your average baby card

Recently I needed a baby card for a friend whose daughter had her first baby. But I had a problem, no baby stamp set! I had a few baby elements, but nothing that would really stand alone on a card by itself. So out comes the trusty bear from Under the Stars. I purchased the Sock Monkey Accessories to use with him. I don't own the Sock Monkey set! I've had this bear doing all kinds of things. For my husband's birthday this year, I used the gifts in the Sock Monkey Accessories set with the bear holding them. On another card, I've had the bear holding a banner with a sentiment on it. The possibilities are endless. I've even seen a card on some one's blog with this little guy surfing!! I hope to re-create that one myself.
I've also used the very versatile Lovely as a Tree set for the background. I colored the trees with sponge daubers and ink. The bear is paper stamped on Chocolate Chip cardstock with Basic Brown ink and paper pieced with Confetti White cardstock, also stamped with Basic Brown ink. His Rattle is from the Sock Monkey Accessories set and is stamped on retired SAB paper. The Duck is from the retired set Goody Goody Gum Drops and is also paper pieced with the same SAB paper. I used a piece of Hemp thread to link the Duck to the Bear. The whole scene is stamped on Confetti White cardstock. The Main image panel is matted on Chocolate Chip cardstock and the card base is Bashful Blue.

I tried to get a shot showing that the bear, duck and rattle are all popped up on Dimensionals. I didn't quite get the right angle though.

Hope you liked my Under The Stars baby card. Not very traditional, but fun!


Linda F. said...

Is this the one you sent Karen? I keep forgetting to ask her to bring it over so I can see it! This is adorable!

Susan Mac Donald said...

Too cute; lucky mom & babe. I hope she keeps this card!

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