|Building Block card featuring the Something For Baby, Good Greetings and Petite Pairs stamp sets.|
Now I started out by reading Laura Lipe's wonderful tutorial over on Splitcoast Stampers. Once I figured out how the measurements worked it was easy to add an extra inch and a quarter to the shorter dimension to give me enough space to add the extra block. I really wanted enough room for the word SWEET, so the extra block was essential, thus my finished card measures 3-1/2"x 6-3/4" when closed. Because of the odd size I had to make an envelope to fit it, which took less than a minute with my Envelope Punch Board.
On the front of my card I used some Gold Soiree Specialty DSP for the background. I love that it doesn't scream baby. I also used half a Tea Lace Doily, some Pool Party Baker's Twine, some little bitty glimmer hearts, punched with the Owl Builder punch, and some pearls I coloured with my Blendabilities. The little onesie is from the new Something for Baby stamp set, is stamped in Calypso Coral, and is die cut using the Babies First framelits. I wanted to girlie it up so I added some (retired) ruffled stretch ribbon in Crisp Cantaloupe around the bottom to look like a skirt.
I also added a little glimmer flower, an In-colour sequin and a pearl as the little belt buckle. I "hung" the whole thing from a (retired) Cute Clips hanger and adhered it to my card using a double layer of dimensionals (necessary because of all those ruffles). The sentiment is from an upcoming Hostess promotion called Good Greetings...I LOVE this set! The handwritten font is so trendy and fun!
I added a few more coloured pearls to highlight the sentiments...and because I love colouring them with my Blenda's ;)
So there you have it, my very first (but certainly not my last) building block card! Whaddya think? Wanna try one yourself? Go ahead...it's the weekend...be adventurous! Then be sure to link up over at The Technique Twist so we can all see your brilliance!