Friday, July 1, 2011

Well, Hello There!

Here's a card I wanted to make for my niece -- she and her husband recently moved back to our city and it was the first chance we got to meet their 7 month old daughter! So I didn't want to do the typical "new baby" card. Instead I thought this Tilda With Lace Jeans stamp was just perfect; it's like she is saying "Why Hello There!" to a little one.

I started out by using one of my favorite double-sided papers, GCD Studios # 210 "Tinted Rose Stripe" and used the front striped side for the center panel. But the other side was quite plain and I wanted to have some soft swirls on the side panels to offset the hard stripes, so I added the pattern myself using Memento's Angel Pink ink and a foam stamp I got years ago.

I distressed and inked all the paper edges with ColorBox Magenta ink, added some pink polka dot ribbon from Michael's (using my Bow Easy, of course!) and a teenie button from my stash was sewed onto the sentiment tag.

I used my wonderful Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot software to create the center hexagons and made the tag using my Cricut with Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. Foam dimensionals were used to pop the hexagon up over the background papers.

Copics used to colour Tilda were:

E0000, E01, E02, E21, E25, E27, E29

C0, C3

R20, R21, R22 and R24

I just LOVE making these girly cards - and it is so cool to have them really appreciated by the recipient (they loved it!)

But how can you go wrong with such a cutie....

14 people wrote stuff:

cabio's craft corner said...

Maureen, your card is so adorable. The coloring looks super sweet :o)

Beth said...

Adorable card, Maureen! Love the image you've used, and your coloring is gorgeous! Awesome job, as usual! Have a wonderful weekend!

Chris said...

It's a delightful card, Maureen! I love how the center shape draws the eye right to Tilda (who looks absolutely perfect)! I love your design! Well done!

Suzi said...

This is so sweet, a perfect card for a little girl. Love that Tilda she is so cute.
Suzi x

Cricket said...

Adorable card!

Anonymous said...

Very sweet Maureen,Love the colours!
Hugs Julie P

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Maureen!
I love the nice clean lines of this card. Your coloring is gorgeous. I love that ribbon with the dots. The distressed edges look lovely.
Hugs Maz

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so cute. TFS.

Jane H said...

oh she's adorable, beautiful card!

Linda said...

Maureen what an adorable card!!!! She is so cute and pretty in pink!!!Love it!!!

Elle said...

What a cute "baby" card! I love that you used your cricut to add dimension to your card. Sweet!

Danielle said...

Hi Maureen, Adorable card! Love pink, and it suits Miss Tilda so very well. Gorgeous coloring. And a wonderful sketch.

Shanna Shands said...

This card is really awesome. It is so simple not overdone and really pretty! Love the distressing.

Barb Hardeman said...

You did a beautiful job on the sketch! All in pink is so sweet and I love how you did the sentiment!

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