Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Baby Boy

I couldn't make a baby girl card without making one for a baby boy, too. And I didn't even use a stamp on it!  Probably a first for me.

I was inspired by Inspiration Emporium's Inspiration Journal to try a different technique. The background was made using a wax paper resist technique on glossy card stock  For this technique, I used a Sizzix embossing folder with wax paper, then ironed the wax paper on glossy card stock with a sheet of copy paper between to protect the iron surface. I then distressed the glossy card stock with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.This was the first time I've tried this, and I love how this turned out.



I used Tim's Honeycomb Frameworks die to make the honeycomb out of a scrap (egads! my brown scrap drawer is almost empty!), added a designer paper scrap strip, edged with Tumbled Glass and a  very old Soft Spoken dimensional sticker from my stash.

The flowers were made using Tim's Tattered Florals die. I used watercolor paper colored with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks for the large flower, which is supposed to be a peony.  I followed the tutorial on Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog to make this.  I love how her's turned out--it looked like the real thing, but who's ever seen a blue peony?? The little flowers were cut from the copy paper I used to protect my iron while doing the wax paper resist.  In person you can see the pattern transferred onto this paper, too. I used some stamens I got  several years ago from the baking aisle in our craft store for the centers.  The leaf is one from my stash--probably from a yardsale.



Thank you for stopping by and taking a look.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Paper Crafting Challeges #16 Baby
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Clear It Out Challenge Theme/Stash Anything Goes (I don't think I cleared too much out!)
 Inspiration Emporium Everything Goes

16 comments:

  1. So very pretty! The background looks fantastic! Love the beautiful blossoms Sara! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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    1. Wow! Thank you; so nice to hear from you--one who creates such beautiful work and flowers!

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  2. I adore that flower. So pretty! Especially the blue color! :)
    I giggled a bit when I read that your scraps were dwindling. Honey, that's a good thing! That means you've got a creative soul! :)
    Thank you for sharing your work with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I enjoyed visiting you blog. ~Michelle

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    1. Such a nice comment about my flower! I think they will get better with practice--this is my first time making the peonies.

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  3. Fabulous card great design hun and thank you for linking up with Clear it Out this week hugs Judith DT x

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    1. I really appreciate your encouraging comment. Thank you for stopping by.

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  4. Wonderful project...TF joining us @ CIO hope you stop by again real soon.

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    1. Why, thank you! I'm sure I will; the inspiration is great!

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  5. Lovely card! That flower brings so much excitement to this card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Paper Crafting Challenges!

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  6. Beautifully designed card, thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

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    1. Wow! Thank you for such a nice comment!

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  7. gorgeous card! so sweet and soft! the flowers are absolutely amazing as well!! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out Challenge, best of luck!!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment. I'm happy with how the flowers turned out as well, for the first time making them. I imagine they will get better with practice.

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  8. Pretty background, I haven't done this in forever, I need to try it again!
    Thanks for joining us in the Inspiration Journal challenge!

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    1. Thank you for commenting on the background. I've used a similar wax paper technique, but it was done differently, with a very different result. It was fun trying something new.

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