Monday, August 10, 2015

Blue Baby Lamb - Stampin' Up! Barnyard Babies

  Happy Monday stampers!  I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!  We were busy in short spurts as we had 2 unplanned out of town visitors pop in and hang out for a while.  It's always nice to see old friends and favorite family members even if it's just for a few hours.  The boys enjoyed some kayaking and rock hopping on the Mighty James River on Saturday while I went thrifting/junking/antiquing.  I didn't find the main thing that I was searching for but came across a few nice finds so it was a very pleasant afternoon.

  I even stamped as I had to make a card for Sunday morning.  One of our pastors and his wife welcomed a baby boy this week and I wanted to make sure to bring a little gift and card on Sunday morning to leave for them at the church office.  If I didn't do it this weekend it was probably going to be forgotten about so I jumped right too it.

  I used the Freshly Made Sketches challenge for my layout this time.

  Not a whole lot of stamping on this one but a whole lot of cute if I do say so myself!

  The background DSP is from the recently retired Adventure Bounds DSP stack.  That weathered barn wood is such a neat look on paper.  Next I added a strip of Pool Party and anchored it with 2 Vintage Trinket brads---again another retired item but I can't be the only one that has some of these left? I thought the button brads were perfect for a baby card.

  Next up is a layer of Schoolhouse DSP.  Does this large polka dot pattern look familiar?  Well it was still on my desk from my Lucky Stars card from last week and I thought it was a nice contrast to the weathered wood paper.

  I punched the tag with the retired (boo hoo) angled tag topper punch.  You can still make this look with your paper snips and a small circle/hole punch if you missed out on this punch before it retired.  I tried the scalloped tag topper punch at first and it was just a little to frilly for the look I was going for this time but I do love that one too!  I added some Pool Party thick baker's twine, a linen thread bow and a Vintage Trinket safety pin.  A Pool Party candy dot finishes off the lower corner to help balance the layers.

  The adorable little lamb is stamped with Memento ink onto Whisper White cardstock and colored in with gray shades of alcohol markers.  I fussy cut the lamb and then popped him up on dimensionals on the tag.  The sentiment was also stamped in Memento ink.

  This was a fun card to put together and for such a joyful occasion!  I hope you had some equally fun reasons to be stamping over the weekend!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Barnyard Babies

Ink: Memento Black, alcohol markers (grays)

Paper: Whisper White (thick), Adventure Bound DSP (retired), Pool Party, Schoolhouse DSP, Whisper White (regular)

Accessories: Linen thread, candy dots, dimensionals, Pool Party thick baker's twine (Sale-a-bration reward), Vintage trinkets (retired), angled tag topper punch (retired)

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  1. Total sweetness! love the weathered wood as a background! Thanks for using us at FMS!

  2. What a beautiful card for a baby boy.


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