Friday, December 26, 2008

Baby Girl Teddy Bear

My hair stylist is going to be having a baby girl in March. She told me last time I was there and I wanted to make her a little something. What expectant mother doesn't need some cards for thank you's or announcements? So I went to work on the cards...not in advance...nooooooo. I'm such a procrastinator, I did them the night before I was going to see her and I'd had nearly two months notice. Why do I do this to myself?

The image is My Beary Best Friend from Stamping Bella. I thought it was cute, but not too cutesy. It's stamped with Memento black onto Pure Luxury cardstock and coloured with copics. I hand cut around the frame leaving just a small white border. It's layered onto Close to cocoa. 

The card base is Close to Cocoa also, with a layer of white which I ran through my Swiss Dots CB foler. The patterned paper is retired SU Berry Bliss. I added a scallop strip of Pretty in Pink and some coordinating Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon. 

Here are the cards all boxed up and 
tied with ribbon. I had to put them in two of the clear boxes from Papertrey because they were too thick.

This was another super quick layout and I was able to make a set of 12 in no time flat. The colouring was the longest part. There isn't any glitter or bling on the card. I think the embossed dots are just the perfect amount of texture and it gives it that 'baby' feel. 

She loved the cards, by the way. I'm seeing her one more time before she goes on mat leave, so I'll probably bring her another handmade gift of some sort. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

3 comments:

Leslie said...

That's a super sweet gift idea. I like the layout too. I'll bet she loved them!

veronica said...

that stamp is on my wish list. love what you did with it.

Wendy said...

I absolutely love this card!