You know that saying, "Imitation is the best form of flattery" well if that is true, then today I'm sending that flattery to the very gifted Julia Stainton. I don't know her personally (and I hope I have the right one...as I looked her up on Google!). At any rate, there is a card in the May/June 2010 issue of Papercraft Magazine entitled "The Carriage Awaits" that she created that REALLY spoke to me... I mean, really, really. I loved her card so much that I decided to CASE it (if you look that acronym up it means to either Copy and Steal Everything or Copy and Share with Everyone)... either way... I did it.
Thank you so much for the inspiration Julia as I had such a GREAT time creating my version of that card and I FINALLY used a stamp set I bought almost a year ago... a BIG plus. Add the use of that stamp with my MOST FAVORITE papercraft products from Kraft Outlet AND Cheery Lynn Designs and I've got a card that I am totally lovin' on today thanks to Julia's creative brilliance! (For the record, I think her card was more of a wedding theme... not so much baby). At any rate, it is just too bad I don't know a SINGLE PERSON to give it to right now...so I'll have to stow this one away (with the other million or so cards I've made) until someone has a baby on the way!
In the meantime however, I wanna share it with you for our Challenge 14 theme, "Bunnies, Baskets or Babies" at The Kraft Journal blog (notice the bunnies on the patterned paper and the card is for a baby too!) :-) There is still time to join our challenge over at The Kraft Journal this week and I do so hope you'll be inspired to create something using this theme. By the way, I'm also sharing this card on my Saturday (4-16-11) post at Cheery Lynn Designs blog (go here on Saturday) with information on how I created the mixed paper die cut using Cheery Lynn Designs French Flare Large Stackers Nesting Die!
The photo below gives you a closer look at the flower I layered as well as the mixed patterned paper die cut. I used my Copic markers to gently color in the pink on the baby buggy (and they worked surprisingly well on the Kraft Outlet cardstock too I might add!) You gotta love that embossed edge from the Cheery Lynn Designs French Flair die too!
Light Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock
Cheery Lynn Designs:
French Flair Classic LG Stackers Nesting Dies, French Flair Little Stackers Nesting Dies
Stamps: W Plus 9 Designs "Kisses and Cuddles"
Ink: Stampin' Up and Ranger
Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup (Egg Drop Soup Collection)
Color Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Ribbon and Twine: Purchased from Really Reasonable Ribbons
Flowers: Prima Marketing
Copic: R11 and R12 Sketch Markers (to color the baby buggy)
Top Crest Border Punch: EK Success
From my stash: Mini clothespin, flower, rick rack
I also entered this card into these fabulous challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Card for a Child
Amber's Crafts and Stuff - My Favorite Things
Cooking it Up with Katie: Easy as 123 (1 image, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments)
Crafts and Me - Ribbon
Crafty Creations - Paper Piecing
Creative Belli Challenge - Eggs and Bunnies
Creative Card Crew - Spring
Freshly Brewed - Cute and Sweet
The Paper Variety - Flowers
Incy Wincy Designs - Flower Frenzy
Pink Elephant - Easter
Woodware USA - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Dimensional
Top Tip Tuesday - Spring has Sprung
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