Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sweet Sunday Welcome and a Tutorial

It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, SSSC106. You'll find the sketch on Karen Giron's blog The Sweetest Thing.

I needed another baby card recently...yes, another baby boy card. What is up with all the boys being born lately? I tell ya, the girls of the world are gonna be pretty lucky in 20 years! LOL!!!

I hadn't yet inked up my Oh Baby a la mode image from MFT so that's what I used for today's card. She's stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White and coloured with copics. I popped the teddy bear for a little dimension and layered the image onto kraft cardstock. I love to either sew or paper pierce around the edges of my image panels and I've done a little video tutorial on paper piercing in a circle. These videos are quite fun to make, if I do say so myself!

The patterned paper is from an old SU scrappin' kit, Just Delightful and the other solid colours are all SU. I used my small scallop border die on the yellow strip and created a starry embellishment with my stacking stars dies.

I hope you'll play along with this week's sketch and link your creation on Karen's blog. Now it's time to hop around and see what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers created.
Dana White
Jen Tapler
Lynn Put
Sarah-Jane Kale'
Vicki Burdick
and Karen Giron

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

16 comments:

Jess Willison said...

Gorgeous baby card! Love that a la mode!

melanie said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the tutorial, I will have to go look for one of those embroidery things now!

Kim O'Connell said...

Karen, this is so sweet! I am in love with a l mode images! Thanks for the video on the paper piercing! Now, can you explain how you did the ribbon. too! :)

Janet said...

awwwwwwwwwww this is so cute!
hugs

Dawn Easton said...

Absolutely adorable, Karen! Love the colours!

Lynn said...

This is fabulous Karen!!! I love this sweet image, the colors and fun die cut stars! So sweet!

Colleen Begley said...

Super cute, Karen. I enjoyed your video. I'm going to give the Nestie technique a try.

Monique said...

Thanks for the tutorial Karen... such a sweet image.. do you remember the days when you love to get teddy bears that were bigger than you :).. So cute!!

BTW I think that circle thing is to do plastic canvas but it works awesome for paper piercing I will have to go and look for one :)

Vicki B. said...

This is such a sweet card Karen, you know I am a big fan of your coloring!!! Thanks so much for the vidoe one piercing, I have one of those round plastic peices but I love how you did the piercing with the nestie!!! You ROCK girly!!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Darling baby card, Karen! Such beautiful accents! Thanks for the paper piercing tutorial! :D

Ann Kranitz said...

This is an adorable baby card!! I was just saying how this is the only ala mode i do not have. Now I need it!!!! Great tutorial too!!! 4 more days!!!

Leslie said...

I'm glad you skipped over her legs - that could have been painful! Excellent video! I have one of those round plastic thingamajigs....now I know how to use it! That card is all sweetness too!

Dana White said...

Your card is very sweet - I love those al a mode girls!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super cute!!

Crafty Cath said...

Stunning card! I love the color combination and the dimension you gave by popping up the bear. I don't even think you'll get much snickering for adding the little ruffle of blue ribbon - it fits right in even if it is for a boy. Simply adorable.

Michele Boyer said...

Soooo sweet!!