Friday, July 8, 2011

sweet baby.

I am over-the-moon this morning!  I was spot-lighted on the class blog, by THE Jennifer McGuire for my bitty bird card.  I'm such a dork, but this is so exciting for me!  If that wasn't enough, check out the fawny flickr friday post on lawnfawn's blog - that banner card looks awfully familiar :)

With absolutely no good segway, here's today's card:

Did you notice how LITTLE color I used in this card?  I think summer card camp has overloaded my color quotient... I needed a break.  Don't you love this little set?  I stamped the stork and baby images from PTI's "bundle of love" - it's so adorable!  Since I still need a few baby boy cards for my friends' upcoming miracles, I added blue to the blankie.  The next part was the most fun:

I created a mask for the stork and baby, and then stamped a Hero Arts background stamp over the entire mat, following it up with the main image from PTI's "mehndi medallion".    And then, to tone down the colors even more (hee!)  I gave everything (including the strip of patterned paper) a good rubbing with my antique linen distress ink.

The greeting was nestled under the baby, with the heart stamped right in the center of the medallion.  A sweet finishing touch.

Thanks for looking!


  1. WOW!! That's awesome! But really - no wonder - your card is FABULOUS!!! So sweet - love the envelope pattern and medallion bg!

  2. Such a sweet card, love the soft colors! And CONGRATS on being spotlighted on the Card Camp blog. How awesome! I also saw your card featured on the Lawn Fawn blog too. You are have a wonderful week!! Congrats, Elena!

  3. oh wow this is really kewl...
    Don't forget to add this to our linking party this week.

  4. Elena this is stunning! I love that little medallion behind the bird and that gorgeous scalloped edge with the twine. :)

  5. Awesome design! I love that scalloped edge with the jute/twine tied there! Colours are fantastic!

  6. This is stunning! I love it! The placement of the medallion is perfect, as are the colours. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I {just} found this on the PTI forum... LOVE it!! All the washed out linen and faded color is beautiful... and {belated} congrats on the well-deserved shout-outs. HUGS, friend - I adore you!