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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Prepping for a Special Delivery

I had the honor of designing a baby announcement for my buddy Lynne. She liked the Joy fold card so this is what I came up with. Well, talk about being prepared, Lynne asked me to help her with a baby announcement because she wants to start now! Baby is not due yet, but it's good to start early. Of course, if you know me, starting early isn't always an option! Oh how I wish it were!! Okay, being the non-tradtional color person that I am, I came up with this color combo. I tried using pretty in pink, but it just didn't look right. Somehow, the softness of this blush blossom just jumped right out to me and the certainly celery gave it the right contrast don't you think?? I just love this sweet butterfly by Whipper Snapper (it's a old stamp). It's cute and sweet, just like Lynne! Coloring the butterfly was another challenge. I tried all combos using blush blossom, certainly celery and apricot appeal and finally broke down and used my copic yellow green YG03 to color the butterfly. I stamped the image using my staz on black ink. Of course, it wouldn't be complete without dazzling diamonds!
Here's a close up of the butterfly - and I took Jen and Rita's advice from the past and took the pic at an angle so the shiny stuff would show. Thanks ladies!! What do you think??
Supplies used: blush blossom, certainly celery, chocolate chip, very vanilla cardstock. stamp sets - bundle of joy (dotted swirls), nursery necessities (it's a girl), all year cheer (baby), whipper snapper (butterfly), ds paper by Basic Grey Sweet Pea Alyssa collection, dazzling diamonds, scallop circle punch, 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 circle punches and very vanilla taffeta ribbon.
That's it for today! Stay tuned for another Changito post tomorrow - are we tired of seeing him?? I hope not. It's Wednesday everyone! Have a Wonderful day!!

8 comments:

Denise said...

So cute! I like that butterfly stamp. Thanks for sharing your great ideas.

Jen - A Spice Angel said...

you did a great job sister!!! see, the angle works, huh!? Love it!!! Love your card, it turned out soooo cute!!!!

Also, I've awarded you with a "bitch badge" - ck it out here:

http://expressivelyme.blogspot.com/2008/02/im-bitch.html

hugs,
Jen

Anonymous said...

I truly love this "Joy" fold card too! I fell in love with my card and want to make it for others! I love that butterfly stamp too...so much so that I bought one from whipper snapper too! JOY

Rita said...

Yep, Blush Blossom was a great choice, & the colors you picked for the butterfly are awesome with all that glitter! I luv this card Teri! The picture you took came out great, you can see all the dazzle...great job girlfriend!!!

Shannon McGann said...

You did a fabulous job with this card. I love the Blush Blossom for a baby card - I hadn't thought of that! Beautiful!

corinnesomerville said...

That's so hilarious that we both did a joy fold card on the SAME DAY !!! We must be sisters separated at birth !!!! I love you card...it's perfect !!

love ya sweetie...

Corie said...

This one is just GORGEOUS!!

2 Worlds said...

This is pretty