If you dropped by yesterday, (hi again and welcome back!) you already got to see the keepsake gift bag I created for a baby shower. Today is part two of that post with attention on the baby shower card.
The card and gift bag are a coordinated set, but I mixed it up a little for variety when creating the card.
- The heart patterned paper from the Lullaby Designer Series Paper collection was the obvious choice for the background layer.
- The mommy-to-be is a girly-girl and also loves anything vintage. The Tea Lace Paper Doily was sponged with Early Espresso ink to give it a vintage distressed look. It looks a little lighter in person than the photos depict. (Baked Brown Sugar was my first choice, but it didn't produce the look I was after. I love experimenting, don't you?!)
- The focal image was cropped using a 2-1/2" Circle Punch - the perfect size for the doily center.
- The sentiment is placed strategically over the words within the cloud to create a card directed to mommy and daddy.
- To mimic the gift bag, tiny hearts punched from cardstock were layered over the stamped heart images.
- I used a flax/cotton natural ribbon (retired Stampin' Up!) for both the bag and card, but Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon would have worked very well in its place.
- The envelope got special attention too, with stamped hearts in the upper corner and a strip of patterned paper with heart cut-outs across the bottom of the envelope.
- The In Color mini-clothespin was too cute to pass up on this project. The color, although not exact, coordinated perfectly with the Crisp Cantaloupe ink and patterned paper. (Of course it did!)
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