Hello, Stampers! I feel like it’s been a year and not just a week since my last post. It’s been so hectic lately. But I am ready to see if I can find my mojo again so it’s a good time to play with a technique that I haven’t done yet! Retro Rubber has a great challenge that you should try out – the Ombre technique. As soon as I chose my color, Soft Sky, and applied it to my watercolor paper with an aqua painter, I knew that it would be perfect for a baby card that I needed to make. When the new annual catalog came out and I saw the new stamp set, Made with Love, I realized that I had to not only get that one but the framelits AND the original stamp set that coordinated with it, Something for Baby. The three of them make the perfect card for anyone on your list.
If you are like me, you do not keep a bunch of baby cards handy so you need a quick and easy design for that last minute gift. This card will fit the bill very well. To get the ombre look on the watercolor paper, you can use an aqua painter, sponge, or brayer to get the graduated color of ink. I used the aqua painter for this card. While it dried, I continued to assemble my card by making the adorable little t-shirt and booties from Something for Baby by just pouncing color onto the stamp with a dauber and stamping it onto watercolor paper. They were then cut out with the coordinating framelit. I thought the t-shirt needed a little something so I punched a Soft Sky star from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. Easy! The background was cut from the Lots of Labels framelits which is my absolute favorite at the moment. The panel of DSP is from Sweet L’il Things. The sentiment is from Made with Love which was stamped in Island Indigo and cut with the Bitty Banners framelits. The last touches were the button with a few stands of gold baker’s twine and candy dots.
Yesterday as I was about to write this blog post, my phone started going crazy with text messages. A friend just had her baby and guess what? It’s a GIRL! So I decided to show you how easy it is to adapt this card design by making one literally at the last minute! LOL Same card design but no ombre technique. The background paper is from Color Me Irresistible, which comes in different colors! This is a perfect way to get that beautiful embossing with NO work! I then went to my DSP Stack and stamped the t-shirt and cut it out along with the flower and the Lots of Labels framelits. The back panel was made, then the same sentiment was used and cut out. The last touch was the button with the baker’s twine inked in Watermelon Wonder and three little hearts from the Hearts Border Punch. So easy!
Please stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog then get your much loved older stamps out and play along! Do you remember when you got them? Please tell us because we love to hear your stampin’ memories! Please join us before the challenge closes on Friday, September 25th.
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