Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Mix of Inspiration

I loved this fresh and springy kids bedding set from Pottery Barn, so I decided this would be my inspiration start. Paired with the OCC Sketch and BONUS, finding out my girlfriend is having a boy :) My mix of inspiration turned into this kreation.
I kreated my own 'designer paper' using my Seeing Spots set and stamping my circles randomly over my Whisper White background. Our long necked giraffe friend from Animal Crackers is inked in Basic Black and colored in with SU Markers. The star dangling from his mouth was giving a little glitz with some Dazzling Diamonds. I cut out my 2" Barely Banana circle with my Circle Scissors Plus (love the ease of this tool!) and ran it through the Big Shot with my polka dot Texturz Plate. I used my Dauber to sponge the edges with So Saffron ink and lightly went over the embossed dots to make them pop a bit more. For a bit of extra fun I snipped slivers of coordinating cardstock and threaded them through the buttons. TIP: Gently tie your knot ~ its thin and its paper and it will rip. Felt like a cartoon, I'd almost have it and that last little tug, DRAT, back to the beginning. Sometimes the littlest of detail can take the longest. LOL. I liked the end result, so it was worth that little bit of aggravation :)
Hope you like it too

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Stamps: Animals Crackers (113395), Seeing Spots(115058), Fun & Fast Notes (113500 Happy New Baby sentiment)
Ink: Bashful Blue(105209), Bordering Blue(102265), Certainly Celery(105217), Old Olive(102277), Summer Sun (100537 & 100077), More Mustard Marker (100076)
Paper: Bashful Blue(105120), Certainly Celery(105125), Barely Banana (102701), Whisper White (100730)
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds (102023 star), Fresh Favorites I & II buttons (107421 Certainly Celery, 107422 So Saffron), Bashful Blue button - retired, Big Shot (113439), Texturz Backgrounds (114512), Daubers (102892)


Tiffany said...

Absolutely adorable Kim! I just love your colors and background. Perfect baby card!!!

Enjoy your day!

Mary Fish said...

I'm excited to do this OCC sketch with your beautiful inspiration. That giraffe is adorable.

Hugs, M

Kris Kilcoyne said...

I know I already commented on this card elsewhere, but I really love it!

The color combo, the placing of the buttons... it's all just great, great, great.

Rachel said...

This looks like a card straight out of the SU catalog. WOW! What great use of a variety of elements

Silke said...

WOW - Kim - this is fabulous and soooo darn adorable!!! I Absolutely love how you used this new SU Set with my Sketch!!! The stamped BG is awesome too - love it all!!!

Thank you so much for playing along!!!! Hugs ~S~