Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy Berry Baby...


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There is a delightful mother at my son's pre-nursery school who just had a baby less than a week ago. She had a little girl, and I thought I'd make her a card to celebrate her new bundle of joy. I thought this week's Mojo Monday sketch was a good jumping off point -- it's not a simple sketch, but it was more fun for the challenge!
For this baby card, I was inspired by the seeds on the little strawberry images and thought I'd play those up by embossing dots, adding some liquid pearls around the scalloped frame, and, for a fun touch, using Crystal Effects on each tiny seed. The photo doesn't really capture the effect, but a finger run over each berry certainly does! For my ribbon treatment, I used a threader border punch and moved it over very slightly to create the thin lines of paper holding down my bright white ribbon. A pair of flower-shaped eyelets completes my card for a very sweet lady and her new baby berry!
BEAN NOTES: Papertrey Ink Fruitful Stamps and Stampin' Up Greetings Galore Stamp; SU Rose Red and Kiwi Kiss Classic Dye Ink; SU Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper; SU Rose Red, Whisper White, Mellow Moss, and Kiwi Kiss Cardstock; PTI Kraft Cardstock; Spellbinders Classic Circle and Classic Scallop Circle Nestabilities; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder; Big Shot; Raspberry Pink Liquid Pearls; Fiskars Diamond Border Punch; Making Memories Flower Eyelets; Crop-A-Dile; White Grosgrain Ribbon (generic); Foam Dimensional Squares (generic)
HAPPY BEANS: SU Crystal Effects

7 comments:

LeAnne said...

SO cute, Regina! Love this!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a super awesome card!!

Ann Schach said...

Stunning, as usual! Love the strawberries!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh Regina, I love this card. That ribbon weaving is awesome. Send me some of your mojo... in desperate need!!! Hugs,

Fuzzy Slippers said...

OMG, I just uploaded a baby card and decided to go on the hunt to see what other bloggers had posted this week! How fantastic to see your perfect baby card. I have this set and honestly never thought of using it this way. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Regina, what a lovely card! That ribbon treatment is so very impressive, and the berries are amazing truly a labor love with the crystal effects on each seed!?! You are amazing!

Stephanie Perry

Patti MacLeith said...

I love the texture on this card. That paper is one of my favs, too, but I've been hoarding it!