Saturday, January 7, 2012
What Lovely News!
I am trying to have a relaxing day today after my long work week. I have some acoustic Dave Matthews playing in the background and I decided to work on something calming. One of the most relaxing techniques for me is paper piecing - maybe it's the find detail and tedious cutting that does it for me...
Here is the card that I created for this week's Free For All Friday challenge over at Stamp TV, and as you may have already guessed by looking at my card, it's All About Baby! I selected a few different designer papers from the My Mind's Eye 6x6 pad - Fine And Dandy Boy and pulled out three stamp sets from Gina K. Designs. I decided to start with Nina Brackett's set called Nana's Needlework, stamped the quilt image onto three different papers, then cut out and pieced everything together. I then stamped the wooden shelf onto a piece of Gina K's Pure Luxury card stock in Tan Leather - the texture of this card stock along with the wood grain of the shelf gives it a realistic look. I used coordinating papers for the background and added a stitched zigzag border. I hung a little baby sign over the shelf - this is from Gina K's set called Rectangle Greetings. I then finished up the bottom with some grosgrain ribbon, a button and thread, and a sentiment from Nina Brackett's set called Lovely Shelf.
Over the holidays, one of my close friends Becca announced her pregnancy - so exciting! I will be getting this card out in the mail to her this week - hope she likes it!
If you have time this weekend to relax, head over to Stamp TV and play along! If your not relaxing, I hope you are having some fun!