One of the theme on my list of cards to add to my pile is baby cards, and I'm trying to make them neutrals because it appears that people are always in need of girl cards when all I have left is blue cards and vice versa.
This card came about after putting together a traditional scrapbooking page. I had cut off the "Havin' a good time" sentiment to use on the page and was left with the sunshine image. For some reason, I kept thinking it would work great on a baby card, so I put the idea to paper after being done with the page. I had first planned on stamping a sentiment in the white space in the top left corner, but when looking for appropriate sentiments, I stumbled unto one from the Big News stamp set that was absolutely perfect. (Even better is the fact that I hadn't managed to use this one yet due to his size, so it was a great chance to get it inked finally.) I embossed the sentiment in Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder to make sure it would be easy to read over the image.
At top, I used the Curvy Corner Trio Punch (I've already used this punch a ton) to add a bit of polka dot organza ribbon. A band of patterned paper from the same paper stack was added and embellished with three Regals Candy Dots.
My trusty Envelope Punch Board was used to make a matching envelope out of another paper from the same stack.
The design was drawn from the Sweet Sunday Sketch #300. (Sadly, those sketches have now come to an end and this was the last challenge.)
Stamps: Grandes nouvelles (Big News)
Cardstock: Gumball Green
Patterned Papers: Songbird (DCWV)
Accessories: Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Curvy Corner Trio Punch,
Red Polka Dot Organza Ribbon, Regals Candy Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals,
Envelope Punch Board