Friday, January 6, 2012
Misty card for Mother-to-be
My cousin's daughter is expecting a baby boy in a few weeks. Before she is head over heels in baby boy blue clothes and toys, I thought she might like a girly card in her favorite pink and brown combo.
I remember when the Mother-to-be was the Baby-to-be. I was in college and my crafts were knitting and crocheting. I knitted her Christening gown and made a little slip to go underneath. She and her younger sister wore the gown and it is now preserved. Since this baby is a boy, I don't think the gown will get used this time around. I think her shower is to be after the baby arrives so I'll have to figure out a gift. What sort of papercraft could I do for a baby boy? I've been out of the baby gift business for awhile - just at that stage where none of my friends were having babies anymore and too young for grandchildren.
For the card, I used some products new to me and so I'm submitting it to Scrap our Stash's January challenge. I learned about this from Sue's blog. My new products are Studio Calico's mask and Cameo Mister Huey mist which were in Artfuldelight's January kit found here. The butterfly stickers were also from the kit. I may be the last papercrafter in the world to use bloomers but they are new to me. I got them on sale over Thanksgiving weekend.
In addition to misting the background using the mask, I did a bit more misting with some Baja breeze and Perfect Pearls mixture I'd made up awhile back. The little butterflies look misted but they are actually stamped with white ink using a background stamp that looks like paint splatter. I also sponged a little Melon Mambo ink on the edges of the background and the large butterfly. That butterfly is cut on the Cricut and then embossed and inked.
It was a fun card to do.
Thanks for visiting today!
Ingredients: Cardstock: Naturals Ivory from Stampin' Up!
Mist: Mister Huey Cameo from Studio Calico
Inks: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay from Stampin' Up!; Tumbled Glass from Ranger
Trims: Webster's Pages
Ribbon: Chocolate Chip Taffeta from Stampin' Up!