Saturday, January 1, 2011

A new little someone *SFYTT*

Happy New Year! Can you even believe that it is 2011? Time goes by way too fast! It's a new year and that means a new SFYTT format. Before I say anything, I am going to send you all over to Jen's Blog for all of the new deets! Today's sketch is sponsored by The Cat's Pajamas, which is one of my favorite stamp companies, but I needed a baby card so I opted out of using their stamps since I don't own any baby girl TCP stamps. They have fabulous stuff, so you will defintely want to take a trip over there to do some drooling and maybe even some buying, if you are a lucky stamper! LOL!

Today's card is for one of the gals in the neighborhood who just had her first baby girl! Baby cards are some of my most favorite cards to make! I bought some fabric to make her a quilt and now I have all of the squares cut, but it isn't even sewn yet. I bought it in the middle of Christmas festivities, so I knew that it would sit untouched for a couple of weeks. Anyway, the fabric is pink and brown, polka dots and damask! Of course, the card has to match, so I used some My Mind's Eye pattern paper. The damask on the back panel is flocked, which I absolutely love. The other two patterns are not, but are from the same line.

I have been feeling like I use "Baby Button Bits" from PTI for every baby card, so I switched things up and used "Buggies and Booties" from SU!. I thought it worked nicely with the patterns also. I don't know if she even likes vintage, but that is what she is getting! LOL! The sentiment is from "Baby Button Bits", however. The focal image is one of my favorite images and I am sure it really should stay white, but I didn't want to make it a christening/blessing card, so I decided to add some hints of pink. After I was done coloring it, I thought the focal image seemed a little too stark and plain, so I stamped the sentiment which is included in the set which says, "Babies are bits of stardust blown from the hand of God" very lightly with "Antique Linen" distress ink by Ranger. It gave it the perfect touch.

I actually did quite a bit of tinkering to the card; adding and removing, changing and re-changing. I really hope she doesn't look to close at the card, because she may just discover a little rip or tear where something was removed. Eeek! Oh well!

The lace flower was made by baste-stitching a length of lace and then gathering it and adhereing it with some glue dots. I really like the vintage detail that it added. You can't really tell in these photos, but I also cut some felt ric-rac using the ric-rac die from PTI. I thought it gave it some extra detail as well.

You won't want to miss the other designers!
Jen Del Muro and New Guest Designer
Amy Rohl
Susan Liles
Amy Sheffer
Leigh O' Brien,
Amber Hight
Megan Lock
Sony Christoph ( will be back next month)
Jodi Collins
CAROLE ( will be back next month)
Thanks for fluttering by!
It is always fun to see what the other gals have done! Here is the sketch! Have fun!

P.S. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a safe New Year's Eve! Thanks for visiting me this year here at Flutter by Atomicbutterfly and here's to another great year in 2011!


Kathy Martin said...

Such a lovely card!

Heidi Karpen said...

So soft and vintage- love it!

Megan said...

This is a gorgeous vintage style! Very pretty.

Nancy Thomas said...

What a beautiful vintage card - the image is perfect. I love that you combined it with the striking brown background.

Michelle Single said...

I'm not one who is normally drawn to vintage, but I love this card!!!

Mary said...

Beautiful card - love the colours.

alma said...

So very, very pretty. I'm coveting this card

Jessie/knightrone said...

What a STUNNING card! I used to have that set...wonder if I sold it?

Kerry J. said...

This is so pretty Kelly! Love that lace flower!

paula said...

this card is perfect! and i appreciated your comment about changing things and tweeking... and leaving small rips in the paper. i do that on occasion and thought i was the only one! (i get upset when i do it, too) i thanks for this insight!

Missy said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I love your cards. The dress is precious and I know I would LOVE to receive a card just like this.