Friday, April 12, 2013

Sweet Spring Baby

  How is it that it's Friday already?  Time flies when you're having fun or running around like a madwoman…something like that.  Anyway, we're back at it over at Fab Friday.  It's another fantastic challenge to get those creative juices flowing just in time for the weekend!

  See what magic Mindy has for us this time around:

 Perfect for that spring time weather some of you are having…while it has not been snowing like in other parts of the country, Richmond has been having obscenely hot weather for April the past few days.  It was high 80s today and yesterday (according to my car thermometer) hit 91!  Yikes….we went from winter head on into summer.  But we can look at the Fab Friday challenge colors and imagine spring even if the weather isn't cooperating.

  After we got back to town from Easter break we found out that our neighbors had their first baby.  That wonderful occasion paired with our challenge colors got me into the stamp room.  Here's what I came up with.

  I tried to keep it clean and simple (CAS) with pops of the brighter colors as a backdrop to the sentiment.  I used the scalloped Edgelit for the Summer Starfruit layer, then pierced the Calypso Coral layer with the coordinating piercing template and then used Pool Party Core'dinations cardstock and my trusty Honeycomb embossing folder.  I distressed that layer a bit with my sanding block.

  Behind those layers I stamped the large flower from the Betsy's Blossom set in Crumb Cake ink onto the top Crumb Cake panel.  I cleaned and re-inked the stamp with Calypso Coral and then stamped it on Whisper White and punched it out with the small scalloped circle punch.

  I used a bit of Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon to make a fork bow and stuck it down with a glue dot  onto the scallop circle.  Then I stuck that all down on top of the banner stamped with Sweet Essentials "Hello, Baby" sentiment in Crumb Cake.  It looks crooked in the photo but I think in real life it's pretty straight!

  Now it's your turn to come up with a fabulous design using our challenge colors!  Remember to link up your card at Fab Friday so we can all oooohhhh and aaaaaahhhh over it!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Betsy's Blossoms, Sweet Essentials

Ink: Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral

Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Pool Party Core'dinations, Summer Starfruit

Accessories: Honeycomb embossing folder, piercing template, scallop Edgelit, Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon, small scallop circle punch


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