Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Baby Love...

Happy Hump day to you! This is Jessica B. today with a card for Biblical Impressions. First let me say this whole card was WAY out of my comfort zone!!....I will give ya a look and then explain.


See..isn't this VERY different for me? LOL

I did enjoy the whole designing process of it though. I don't normally use patterned paper..because quite frankly it intimidates me! HA! However for this card I knew that to utilize the stamps the way I wanted..I was going to have to go out of MY box.

I started by stamping this sweet baby block stamp onto light grey card stock. Then I used a few various colored pencils to add a little life to them. I was going for a vintage look and also wasn't some dimension because this stamp really lends itself to that. I cut the "blocks" out and use the larger end of a stylus and embossed the letters and a few other places for dimension ( I used my mouse pad as a cushion for the embossing), and then sanded them with a thick black nail file to distress them)  Then I stamped the cute little stuffed animals on some scrap white card stock, colored with colored pencils , distressed with the file, then used some white Flower Soft to add some "fluffiness" to them.

Next I picked out some patterned paper that i felt resembled vintage wall paper..I LOVE this has been hoarded in my stash for it was time to cut it. Next I used some cream colored ribbon and cream colored  card stock for the bottom portion of the "wall"( I adhered the ribbon  underneath the cream paper).I also wanted to make a self-like scene ( there I go making "scene" again HAHA!) I found some brownish wood looking paper, cut a strip, then layered a piece of pink patterned paper that I cut the swirly boarder to follow the pattern in the paper. THEN, I used a punch to make that little doily looking strip that I cut out of vellum because I wanted it on the "shelf"

Now, after all of that :), I popped the blocks up on dimensionals, and added the stuffed animals with two dimensionals ( on top of each other).
Next I tied the bow and took the picture.

here is a close-up side-view of the "bocks " sounds like a lot and it really may be the way I explained all of it LOL ! I am not used to that many steps in a card..ya know, I usually just color!

Ok, that is it for me today!! I hope you are having a fantastic day today..and a wonderful rest of your week! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is just SOOOOOO cute, Jessica! I love it! And the 3D look is great!

  2. May be out of your comfort zone, but you sure did a wonderful job on it. Very sweet card and everything works so well together. Great job!!!

  3. This one very elegant baby card, I really like it the way you popped up the images and such lovely paper.