Paper Crafting Challenges is challenging us to create something for baby. I have very few baby stamp images, but usually bring this one out from an Easter set by Stampin' Up when I want to make a baby card. The sentiment is from another set by Stampin' Up, which I had to ink up after masking off some of the other parts of the stamp; same with the baby face.
Craft Hoarders Anonymous knows that every one of us crafters has a hoard of buttons and wants to see us use them on this week's challenge. I chose this one beautiful, very pale pink vintage button from my stash to make a statement on my card. I must have a gazillion buttons, but only one vintage pink button, and nothing else would do. (I couldn't find my one vintage pink diaper pin for this card, so I had to use an old tiny brass colored safety pin. And I spent at least 40 minutes tearing apart all my hiding spots looking for that single diaper pin--it'll show up next week, I'm sure!)
For my background, I embossed my panel, inked it with Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar and Vintage Photo Distress Inks and Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint Distress Markers. I did the old spritz and flick to get the water droplets. (Sizzix embossing folder)
Next I aged a stark white doily from my stash using Antique Linen, Spun Sugar and Vintage Photo Distress Inks and glued it to the background.
For the focal image, I die cut some watercolor paper and stamped the image in Archival Ink. I "watercolored" the image using a variety of Distress Markers and a water pen. This was popped up off the doily using foam dimensional squares. (Nestibilities die)
I was inspired by Paula Cheney's tutorial over on Tim's blog to make this bow using some vintage ivory seam binding I picked up at an estate sale this weekend. Sorry, Tim, I have a ton of your Crinkle Ribbon, but I'll save that for another project--I wanted to use my new find! I used some of Tim's Mini Distress Inks spritzed with water on my craft mat to color the seam binding, and I think it turned out quite nice. I die cut the tag, stamped and distressed it and fastened it and the button with the seam binding. I added the safety pin. (Tim Holtz Alterations die by Sizzix)
Now I just need to find a new baby girl to send this to. Thank you for stopping in to have a look! I appreciate all your sweet comments.
I would like to enter this in:
Paper Crafting Challenges #16 Baby
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #14 Button It Up
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Anything Goes
Inspiration Emporium Everything Goes
Clear It Out Challenge Blog Anything Goes Theme and Stash
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Aug. 19-25