Today's card was made with the Baby, We've Grown stamp set. I hesitated getting this set if only because my Occasions catalogue wish list was really long. In the end, I decided this set really spoke to me and that it wouldn't be a bad thing to add an additional baby set to my collection since I'm getting quite a few requests for this type of cards and do not have a whole lot of baby images at hand.
I used a Viva la Verve sketch (December #4) as inspiration and combined the new stamp set with the Sweet Sorbet Designer papers that will be offered during the Sale-a-Bration promotion. The Crisp Cantaloup baker's twine is also part of the SAB offering, in the Sweet Sorbet accessories pack. (You're going to love those two items, they're beautiful!)
The main image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Basic Grey ink and colored with inks and a blending pen. The corners were rounded with a circle punch and the image was matted with Pistachio Pudding cardstock. At the bottom, I created a lace border using the Finishing Touches embossing folder and the Large Scallops Edgelits die. A piece of Crisp Cantaloup ruffled ribbon was added in between the two pieces.
In the center, I created slits in a piece of Sahara Sand Core'dination cardstock (for texture) using a kraft knife and inserted a piece of Summer Starfruit satin ribbon in it. Pool Party Candy Dots were added in between.
I used a piece of patterned paper and the Envelope Punch Board to make a matching envelope. If you look closely at the pattern on the paper I used, it looks just like owl feathers, so it was too perfect to pass up. The Envelope Punch Board is my new favorite accessory because it's the simplest tool that's ever been made available to make envelopes. The dimensions are all printed on it, too, which is my favorite part. Be sure to check it out if you haven't already!
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Beau petit chou (Baby, We've Grown)
Cardstock: Crisp Cantaloup, Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding, Sahara Sand Core'dination, Whisper White
Designer paper: Sweet Sorbet
Ink: Basic Grey, Crisp Cantaloup, Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding, Sahara Sand, Summer Starfruit
Accessories: Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack, Crisp Cantaloup ruffled ribbon, Subtle Candy Dots,
Summer Starfruit satin ribbon, Kraft knife, Circle punch, Envelope Punch Board,
Blending pen, Finishing Touches embossing folder, Large Scallops Edgelits die