Baby cards always seem to sell well and it's not something I make a lot of. I had looked at the Special Delivery set before and passed on it, but finally decided to get it because I love the idea of the stork and felt I could use to add baby imagery to my collection. This week's ColourQ #356 challenge provided inspiration for the colours. It's not typical baby colours, but with the pink and blue, it does tie with the baby theme. I made sure to avoid pink or blue on the baby bundle itself to keep the card gender-neutral.
The Soft Sky cardstock was embossed with the Cloudy Day embossing folder from an old Occasions catalogue. Because the pattern is meant to be used on a portrait card, I could only emboss the top of the cardstock. I solved the problem by stamping clouds from the stamp set at the bottom in Soft Sky ink. The Melon Mambo piece was stamped with the A to Z stamp (long retired, but still a personal favorite). The little circles are Enamel Accents from Ranger. I got a few colours and tested them out on our Silicone craft sheet to make my own enamel shapes. I found the biggest challenge is to keep a steady hand to make perfect circles, but those didn't turn out so bad.
The card design was inspired by Try Stampin' on Tuesday #285. The optional challenge was embossing, and I used dry-embossing on my background piece.
Stamps: Special Delivery (Avery Elle)
Cardstock: Blackberry Bliss, Soft Sky, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Sky, Melon Mambo, Tuxedo Black Memento
Accessories: Cloudy Day embossing folder, Enamel Accent (Ranger), Stampin' Dimensionals,
Blackberry Bliss Satin Ribbon, Markers, White Medium Envelope