Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy New Baby

For my second World Cardmaking Day challenge, I chose USCWCMD04 which is to be inspired by the home decor photo shown at left. These citrusy colours are probably one of my absolute favourite combinations. My glamourous friend Helen, whom I met in San Diego and moved to Zurich the same time I moved to Toronto, just had a baby boy a few days ago and I thought I would use my favourite Unity KOTM so far, Happily Ever After, to make her a congratulatory card.

I didn't know this would end up being a non-standard sized card until I finished the frames. I started off by choosing one of the three frames I got as part of my freebies when I joined Unity's Kit Club. {If anyone knows what set these frames are part of, please let me know so I can properly credit them!} Then I used the baby sentiment from the July KOTM to stamp tone-on-tone Happy New Baby backgrounds. I used the same colours for the animals and cut them out. To finish, I used dimensionals to raise the texty inserts as well as the animals. When I realized the three frames wouldn't fit on a standard card, I decided to make a longer one that would fit in a business envelope.

I love, love, love all of the images I used in this card! If you would like to see how I used the frames in the past, click here, and if you would like to see how I used the animals to make another baby card, click here. :)

Sources: SU Naturals Ivory, Kraft, Always Artichoke, So Saffron & Tangerine Tango cardstock; Unity July 2010 Kit of the Month - Happily Ever After; Unity frames; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; SU Wild Wasabi, Summer Sun & Tangerine Tango inks; McGill 1-1/4" square punch; SU 1-3/8" circle punch; Stampin' Dimensionals

19 comments:

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is just adorable love it Emily!!!

Karen B. said...

Oh this is entirely way to cute, the colors, the images, the length of the card-everything is spot on!

Ujjwal said...

oh this is cute cute cute!! Love those images!!

Jennifer said...

ADORABLE baby card!!! (=

Sally Atkins said...

Oh this is the most adorable baby card! I love the little animals and the frames - and I really like the long card size too.

Alice Wertz said...

how cute is this!!!! darling images and design. love love love it!!!! =)

Papiersalat {by Janna} said...

That is indeed really cute.

Janna

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, lovely card, the colours I would find a challenge if I'm honest but you've managed beautifully, it's gorgeous:0)xx

Lynn said...

Emily, this is absolutely adorable...I love all the background stamping!

Angela said...

WOW! Love the way you use your Unity! Your creations are BEAUTIFUL! i hope you don't mind that I put one on the UNITY FACEBOOK PAGE! Thanks so much for using Unity! LOVE THEM ALL!

Angela.
Unity Stamp

~Sasha Farina~ said...

this is just beautiful!! so glad to discover your blog today :)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is super sweet, Emily!

creative patti said...

I love this, have a baby shower coming up, think I will cardlift from you. Great design. Thank you.

Wendy said...

Emily, this is really darling!

Meg said...

Fabulous!! Love the citrus colors, the fab long layout, and those wonderful frames! You are rockin' those stamps, girl!

Angela said...

Those animal images would be cute in any colors, but the ones you've chosen are extra-amazing! Any parent would adore this one. Congrats on the feature, too!

Lindsey said...

Congrats on being featured on Unity's Fascebook page! Not that I'm surprised... :D This is just so cute and cheery, it would lift the spirits of any sleep-deprived new mom!

Lindsey said...

Grrr... excuse the fat-fingered typing... :P

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I agree with Karen, love the text background.