Thank you for all of your well wishes concerning my back. It is feeling much better today, although it is not quite 100% yet. You are sweet!
I recieved my Sale-a-bration goodies yesterday, so I thought I would use some of the new designer series paper "Delicate Dots" and the 5/8 inch Saffron ribbon. I think it is saffron, anyway! LOL! I thought that my friend might need a few baby cards for her stash, so I started out with this one. Although it is on the boy side, I think it could also be gender neutral as well. I can't wait to play around with this paper some more. It has some fun possibilities. I especially like one of the pattens with the hearts.
I also recieved my new labels 1 dies from spellbinders. I ordered them ages ago and I finally called them to see what was up. They said they were out of stock, but then these magically appeared on my doorstep a day or two later. Hmmmm..... ! I had really wanted to use them for Christmas projects but they never came. Oh well...many more holidays and many more projects! LOL! I decided to double mat the labels, one with the focal image and one with Sahara Sand that had been embossed with the swiss dots embossing folder and my cuttlebug. I thought it went nicely with the dots of the paper.
I followed today's sketch challenge over at SCS...one of my favorite challenges of the week. The original sketch called for two large stars on either corner, but my design felt too heavy, so I opted for on star and a knot of ribbon to replace the other star. I like how it came out much better when I removed the 2nd star. Also, I didnt' stamp the sailboat onto the focal piece, I stamped it three different times onto Ultrasmooth cardstock and then cut each piece out so that I could pop it up with dimensionals. The only image that was stamped directly onto the focal piece was the Sahara Sand flag. I only inked up the flag and then stamped it, that way I would have a reference for where the other pieces needed to go for proper alignment. Thanks for fluttering by!
Supplies: Nursery Necessities Stamp Set
Ink: Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Certainly Celery
Paper: PTI White, Ultrasmooth White, Sahara Sand, Delicate Dots DSP
Accessories: SU! Button, Saffron 5/8 inch ribbon, foam squares and dimensionals, mini library clip, labels 1 die from Nestabilities, Cuttlebug and Swiss Dot Embossing Folder