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Saturday, 16 August 2014

Fab Friday Theme Challenge for Baby Ian

Babies are exciting news even when you haven't met the parents or the baby in person.  Mindy Backes, a very talented Stampin' Up! demo who is the leader of the Fab Friday challenge team, just gave birth to baby Ian on August 5th.  So the Design Team changed out the challenge as a surprise for Mindy and made it all about the baby.  What fun!

Because baby Ian is a little "Leo", I wanted to put a little lion into my design.  I also wanted to use the Something for Baby stamp set.  So I checked out some other challenges to see if anything fit the bill.  The striking colours from the Colour Me...! challenge were absolutely perfect:

 as was the design from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge:


So, armed with a theme, colours to use and a design, I proceeded to make baby Ian's card.  My base cardstock is Naturals White followed by a layer of Tangelo Twist which I had embossed using my Decorative Dots embossing folder.  The next layer was a smaller rectangle of Whisper White embossed with my Alphabet Press embossing folder.  Then I cut out a piece of Tempting Turquoise into a frame of a banner using the largest and second largest of my Banner framelits.

For the little "onesie", I first used Tangelo Twise ink to stamp just the lion's head from the Zoo Babies stamp set, once on Whisper White and another time on a piece of Post-It note.  I cut out the head stamped on the Post-It note as my "mask" and stuck it to my Whisper White over the stamped lion's head using my Two-Way glue.  Then I stamped the "onesie" from the Something for Baby stamp set, centred over the lion's head.  After I had removed the mask, I went over any still-white spots with my Tempting Turquoise marker and then free-handed a pattern over the "onesie" with the marker as well.

The additional little details were stamped using the Teeny Tiny Wishes, Truly Grateful and Baby, We've Grown stamp sets using either Tangelo Twist ink or Tempting Turquoise ink.

For more cards for baby Ian and Mindy, check out the Fab Friday Challenge.

For more cards using this sketch, check out Freshly Made Sketches.

For more cards using these colours, check out Colour Me...!


12 comments:

  1. Oh what a cute card!! Awesome colors!! Love the cute onesie!!
    Thank you for joining us at FMS!!

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    1. Thank you very much, Cindy. I always enjoy your challenges and this one was really special.

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  2. Super adorable card! And since my star sign is "leo" as well, I give it an extra approving "ROAAARRRR"! :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Colour Me…! this week!

    Julia
    CMCC Design Team

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    1. Thank you, Julia. I love the extra approving "roaaarrr". :) I enjoy the challenges at Colour Me...!

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  3. This is so adorable, and I love all the wonderful details. The embossing gives great dimension, and I love the banner frame. Great job with the sketch! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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    1. Thank you for the great comments, Cindy. I love the sketch and just rolled with it.

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  4. Heidi, this is so precious! I love the little lion head on the onesie! The embossing adds such great dimension, too! Such a fun card! Thank you for joining us at Colour Me this week! XX

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    1. Thank you so much, Claire. The colours really make it pop, too. I enjoy your challenges.

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  5. This is just the cutest! Thanks for sharing it with us at Colour Me...!

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    1. Thanks so much, Stephanie. I love your challenges.

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  6. The custom onesie is an adorable idea! Great way to really personalize that basic image! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

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    1. Thank you, Amanda. I wanted it to be special instead of generic. I really enjoyed the challenge.

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