Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sweet Pea Buggies

I finally got around to making some much needed baby cards and this is what I came up with. I drew a sketch in my notebook for this a while back and was desperately trying to find time to make these. I'm sure you can understand why because I'm delighted with the final result. Who knew they'd be so cute and yet easy to make? My son woke up from his nap just in time to see me put them together and when he saw them he exclaimed, "BAY-BEE!" and threw up his arms just like Sweet Pea. It made me so happy!

Do you recognize the ribbon from yesterday's post? ;) I hadn't planned on using these ribbons when I visualized the prams in my head but I couldn't resist. I basically cut a circle nestie in half after I embossed them, then sewed the ribbons across the top. To create Sweet Pea's t-shirt, I stamped the heart of sentiments from the Fiskars Baby set in dark pink and then used a light pink ink pad to splotch the t-shirt which resulted in a nice distressed tie dye effect. So there you have it. Don't be surprised if you keep seeing these types of cards in the future but in different colours and variations. I kept these first samples very simple but I'll probably start to embellish the backgrounds more and also put things in Sweet Pea's hands!

Sources:SU Kraft, Chocolate Chip & textured Very Vanilla cardstock; AC textured pink cardstock; GinaK 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU Rose Red & Pink Pirouette inks; Pink Cat Studio Dress Up Sweet Pea; Fiskars 8X8 Baby set; Copics; Spellbinders Nestabilities in Standard Circles Large; QuicKutz Retro Diamonds embossing folder; QuicKutz Epic Six; Gutermann pink thread; American Crafts ribbons; Basic Grey buttons; Forever in Time buttons


Cindy Haffner said...

So cute!!

Saskia said...

Ooooh... so sweet and so cute! Lovely, lovely work!!!!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Stamp and Smile said...

OMGosh girl... just adorable!! LOVE the double buttons for the wheels, and FAB ribbon work!! SWEET job... :)

Fuzzy Slippers said...

These are fantastic! There's a gal at work who is pregnant and I may have to lift your idea for a card for her. :)

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Great idea! Love the buggies!