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PENNY HANUSZAK, CONSULTANT, Independent Stamping Up Demonstrator, http://pennyhanuszak.stampinup.net


Friday, August 15, 2014

It's A Boy

Fab Friday's design team took over the challenge this week from their awesome leader, Mindy Backes. Why? Well it came about because Mindy delivered a son, Ian Lee, on Tuesday, August 5th.  To honor Mindy and Ian, the design team came up with a little surprise for her by switching out the weekly challenge with a baby card theme challenge and inviting everyone to play along.  Mindy was super surprised when she found out.

Because I really like Mindy's challenges and her Badabing Crafting Blog, I obviously had to play along and contribute a sketch for her and her new little guy.  Congrats Mindy and welcome to your little one!

For this challenge I combined the need to make the "baby" card with a sketch from Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.  This is a rather interesting site where they hold blog hops and have three challenges a month.  On the first Monday of each month they hold a colour challenge.  On the second Monday it's a sketch challenge, and on the third Monday it's a scrapbook challenge.  They draw winners on the fourth monday of the month.  The August sketch challenge is what I opted to play along with and here is their great sketch outline -#SSINKCS12.

Here Is My Card:

I used a straight Whisper White A2 base measuring 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4"  The first layer of Soft Sky measures 4 1/8"  x 5 3/8".  A third layer in Whisper White and measuring 5 1/4 x 4" was embossed with the Delicate Dots Embossing folder before being adhered to the Soft Sky layer.

I used the Squares Collection Framlit Dies to cut out my Soft Sky and Whisper White Squares for the design element of the sketch.  The three Soft Sky squares measure 2 " x 2" and were embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  

The Square Collection Framelits die is a great new addition to my tool chest. It includes 8 layering dies with the largest scalloped square measuring 4 3/8" x 4 3/8".  Great value for only $32.95  #130921, pg 231 of the IB&C. 

I wanted just a slight tough of glam on this card so I added a 1 5/8" x 1 5/8" square of silver glimmer paper.  Remember that normal adhesive doesn't adhere to the glimmer paper so I had to use large glue dots to stick the next layer on.

Because I don't own any current baby theme stamp sets, I chose to use the rattles from the retired Button Buddies stamp set stamped in Soft Sky ink on the 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" Whisper White layers.  The edges of these squares were sponged with Soft Sky ink.  These rattles have a little dotted pattern on them so they fit in perfectly with my other dotted layers. 

Stampin' Up! has a great "baby and kids section" in their current catalogue and there are many great sets that would also work well with this card sketch, such as the little duck from Something for Baby, or the little monkey from Zoo Babies.  

The sentiment "congratulations" from the Sweet Essentials stamp set (r) was stamped in Smokey Slate ink on Whisper White cardstock measuring 2 6/8" by 5/8".  This piece was layered onto a piece of Soft Skye and mounted below the blocks with dimensionals.  I think this was the perfect sentiment for this card. 

I chose to keep the inside of the card fairly plain by not adding layers.  I simply stamped the sentiment "A baby is God's opinion that the WORLD should go on (Carl Sandberg) in Basic Gray ink.  I also stamped another rattle in Soft sky beneath the sentiment.  

Stamp Sets:  Button Buddies (R), Sweet Essentials(R), Occasional Quotes (R)
Ink:  Soft Sky, Smokey Slate
Card Stock:  Soft Sky, Whisper White, Silber Glimmer Paper
Accessories:  Squares Collection Framelit Dies, Decorative Dots and Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folders, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing, Trimmer, Sponge Dauber, Big Shot Machine, dimensionals, adhesive, glue dots.  

I hope you like this card and will let me know if you like the design.  I also hope you'll drop by the two challenge sites to see the other submissions by the designers and participants, and may you're inspired to enter your own take on the sketch or theme.  Until next time..........

Happy Stampin!
Penny Tokens 


Amanda Mertz said...

Adorable! And I love the hint of bling with the Glimmer paper....who says babies don't like glitter too right? Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Stampin Dj said...

Love your baby card! It was a great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along at SSINK!

Cindy said...

Penny, I love the added little bit of bling on this card - it really pops with the Soft Sky!

Kim Ryden said...

This card is pretty adorable!!! I love the embossing folder that you used...perfect for a baby card! Thanks for playing along with us at SSINKspiration!

Shellie Grindy said...

I'm a blingy kind of gal so I really enjoy the bling you added to the card. Nice take on the SSInk sketch. Thanks for playing!

Kathy Peck said...

This card is adorable. Super cute.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks ladies for all your lovely comments! You simply made my day!

SuDonna112244 said...

Congrats to the new mom!! And thanks for playing along with our sketch! Adorable card!!!

Cynthia said...

This is just adorable! Such fun details! Thanks for playing along with our sketch over at SSINKspiration!!

Diana Eichfeld said...

Very cute, love how you added the bling with the soft colors! Thanks for playing along with the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration challenge.

Heidi Boos said...

Oh, that is so sweet! I really like the extra silver glimmer behind each of the squares. Thanks for sharing and using our sketch at SSINK!

~Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'

paper bag create said...

Very cute baby card!! Loving the glimmer paper! :)

Tonya said...

Great card for Ian and Mindy. I love the bling and the sponging so pretty. Thanks for playing along.

Bada-Bing Creations said...

How cute! I love the blue with the sliver and all the polka dots! Thanks for playing along and surprising us :-)