Inspiration: Create with Connie and Mary #524 + SUO challenge #206 + Stamp Ink paper challenge #165
The starting point of this card was a color combo I found on Pinterest: Grey Granite + Balmy Blue + Fresh Fig + Blackberry Bliss. I liked that it brought in a lot of new hues (two new colors, one current In Color and one past In Color that just got brought back through the color revamp). I looked through current stamp sets to see what could work with that color scheme and when I saw Baby Bear, I thought that would pair well. Then, I remembered I had seen not one, but two baby-themed challenge online, so I got going.
I'm not sure how I feel about the end result. It's cute, but it's simple. I think I need to sleep on it and reevaluate tomorrow. The background was stamped with the new Buffalo Check background stamp that will be released this weekend when the 2018 Holidays Catalogue officially launches. While it's part of the Christmas offering, this background can certainly be used for more, as evidence by this baby card here.
On a side note, I did what a lot of stampers are afraid to do: I cut one of my photopolymer sentiment stamp apart. I wanted the "something for baby" to be stamped on two lines, as the one-line sentiment was too long and wouldn't have filled the space as nicely, so I snipped the sentiment in half and mounted it the way I wanted on my acrylic block. It will be really easy to piece the sentiment back together if I want it on one line on a future project, but it saved me a lot of masking and figuring out proper spacing by cutting it apart.
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Bébé ourson (Baby Bear)
Cardstock: Balmy Blue, Grey Granite, Fresh Fig, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Ink: Balmy Blue, Grey Granite, Fresh Fig, Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: Faceted Dots, Twinkle Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Stitched Shapes Framelits,
Stampin' Dimensionals, Silver Metallic Thread, Fresh Fig 1/8" Ribbon, Tufted 3D Embossing Folder,
White Medium Envelope