Today's card is inspired by the following challenges: Color Throwdown #296 and Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #97. Isn't the inspiration picture just fabulous? The color scheme really spoke to me and I kept thinking about a baby-theme project, although I'm sure this color combo could work for other themes as well. In a sense, I'm not surprised I was drawn to this color combo, as Kiwi Kiss and Cool Caribbean are at the top of my list of favorite In Colors. I can't believe that SU! didn't bring back either one of them when they changed their color families. I suspect it is because we had similar shades coming in the new families, but still, if we could vote for colours we wish would make a comeback, I'd certainly vote for those two. I'm torn between using the colors on projects since I like them so much and hoarding the small quantity of cardstock I have left for both shades. I know it's silly, but I'm sure some of you can relate!
That being said, I used the Something for Baby stamps set and matching Framelits (which are offered at a reduced price when bought as a bundle) for the accessories. This set doesn't include sentiments, so I pulled out the Baby, We've Grown stamp set for the sentiment. I stamped the "little angel" in grey ink and colored it with markers. Then, I used the Petite Pairs stamp set to add "welcome" before it. I used markers to omit the words I didn't want and only ink "welcome." The sentiment was framed with a die-cut made with the On Film Framelits dies.
A paper doily was folded in half and decorated with rhinestones of various sizes. A small Designer button was added to the baby bib, and a bow was made out of Kiwi Kiss organza ribbon (from a past Sale-A-Bration promo).
The card background was embossed with the Scallops embossing folder and since I was making a 5-1/4 x 5-1/4 square card, the embossing folder wasn't large enough to cover the whole width, so I stamped the safety pin image in the unembossed space at left.
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Something for Baby, Beau petit chou (Baby, We've Grown), Quelques lignes (Petite Pairs)
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Cool Caribbean, Whisper White
Ink: Smoky Slate, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Stampin' Write Markers, Subtles Designer Buttons, Kiwi Kiss Organza Ribbon,
On Film Framelits dies, Baby's First Framelits dies, Rhinestone Basic Jewels,
Paper Doily, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scallops Embossing Folder, White Square Envelope