Sunday, June 16, 2013

RemARKable Stampers - 25th Anniversary Blog Tour - June - Brides and Babies

Hello stampers! 
Welcome to my blog and your next stop on the RemARKables Best of 25 Years Blog Tour. 
You've just come from the talented Anne Matasci's blog - Maui Stamper. Didn't she have some great artwork for you?

Here are my projects for the Best of Brides and Babies stamp set. 
First off - the bride. 
(You really should have the bride before you have the baby - ya' know what I'm sayin'?)

I have had ZERO time to stamp this week - so much going on here with life - so I got up at 6 am yesterday morning, poured a big cup of coffee and got stampin'. 
Apparently, early morning is a good time for my mojo because I was doin' a little happy dance over these cards. 

The wedding card uses this simple yet elegant line art of a bride and groom. I chose to heat emboss it in Black onto Very Vanilla cardstock. 
It's cut out with the New Deco Labels Framelits as are the window openings in the card front. 
The  middle layer is the New Modern Medley Designer Series paper. I love the elegance of the Black and Vanilla and it was perfect to spotlight the embossed image.

The front card layer was embossed along with the Designer Paper layer using the New Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder in my Big Shot. The whole layer was popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals to give it depth. 

Take a peek at the inside:

The New Happy Day stamp set has this swirly stamp that was PERFECT to use right above the Deco Label cut out piece. I stamped that in Black Staz-On ink and adhered the bride and groom over it. 
This card really put a smile on my face when I got it all figured out. Hope it makes you smile too! 

Know what else makes me smile? Babies! 
Babies bring such pure joy and I wanted to create cards that just shouted "happy"! 
So, here you go - first up, the Boy version:

For this card, I took my color cue from a pack of New Designer Paper - Birthday Basics. You will NEED this paper, I'm just sayin'. It's SO fresh and fun! 
Bermuda Bay, Gumball Green, Pistachio Pudding, Summer Starfruit - what an awesome combination for a sweet yet playful baby card. 

I used the Stripes embossing folder on the Pistachio Pudding layer to make it a little more "manly" and finished off the focal image with a natty knot of Summer Starfruit Stitched Ribbon. 

Here's the Girl version:

This color combination is really sweet - Strawberry Slush, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe - so yummy! 
The Crisp Cantaloupe layer is embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, great for my whimsical girl card. 
But the focal image is what really grabs you with this one:

Here, I used 3 strips of the New Strawberry Slush 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim to mimic the look of a baby girl's ruffle butt panties. I love those little diaper covers or panties that have rows and rows of ruffles - just so stinkin' sweet - and perfectly hinted at with this awesome new ribbon! 
The blingy accent is one of the new Very Vintage Designer Buttons. I simply added a few Glue Dots to the back of a Large Rhinestone and adhered it to the center of the button. More Glue Dots stuck it to the card front for a perfectly girly-girl accent. 
Love it! 

I hope you've enjoyed your stop here at my blog on the tour, you've still got lots of great ideas ahead of you so be sure to keep going! 

Just click on this icon to go to the next blog, you're headed for Andi Potler's blog next.
Happy Stampin' 

Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Stampin'!


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