Sunday, 4 September 2011

Nicely Neutral Baby!

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Hello!

It's Fathers Day! I probably should be spending some time with my family instead of blogging. . . but my hubby and kids are having fun between basketball and Playstation, so I'm having some time out to myself.  I've been having stamping withdrawals these past two, very busy, weeks.

Today I decided to respond to the Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World, which this week really, really appeals to me. . . all those neutral colours, yum! 

I needed to make another baby card. It seems that there are babies arriving left, right, and centre at the moment. I loved the idea of making a baby card in neutrals, something different to the usual pinks and blues. And I ABSOLUTELY love how this card turned out.
In real life this is so soft and warm looking. The frilled ribbon is the first time I have done anything like that for a card. I ended up having to sew the ribbon down on small strips of card to keep it in place. I do like how my "ribbon water" turned out.  The ribbon treatment was to reflect the frills on the cushions. Because of the ribbons, I had to double-pop the ark to get it to fit over the water! I added the bunting to Noah's Ark to reflect the bunting on the headboard above the bed. I luckily had a bunting stamp from Pink Paislee that fit across Noah's Ark perfectly.

What I used:
Card (SU!): Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Paper: retired SU! paper which I forget the name of
Ribbon: Chocolate Chip Taffeta, kitchen twine
Stamps: Jane's Doodles "Noahs Ark", Pink Paislee "Soiree"

Sigh! I just LOVE this card.  What do YOU think?

Michelle
xxx

10 comments:

Virginia L. said...

What a CREATIVE take on TT!You used the colors and Jane's Doodle image so expertly and the ribbons are so lovely in this!

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

WOW I just love this baby card and that ribbon looks fantastic!!!

Jenny said...

You're right, the neutrals look totally at home on a new baby card :)
Love the ruffled ribbon sea too :)
Jenny x

Jay Gee said...

Fantastic card! The ribbon waves are wonderful and the colours really work :)

onecraftymama said...

Oh, the ribbon water is fabulous! I love the texture of it, and this is such a fabulous gender-neutral baby card - without yellow and green? I almost didn't know it could be done :) lol

Rosemary said...

what a sweet take on the trigger!!

Ribbon Girls said...

What a fabulous idea to use neutrals for a baby card! The bunting across the ark is perfect!

Cath said...

Hey Michelle! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Annette said...

aww what a cute card... I love it..

Jennifer Rzasa said...

So sweet! I would never think to use neutrals for a baby card, but it looks great!