Wednesday, July 23, 2008

More Baby Cards

What a fun week this is turning out to be! My family and I had a really fun weekend, this whole week is the Dare to Get Dirty '08 Challenges and I'm a sample maker for some of the most talented and sweetest hosts (look for their challenges on Thursday and Friday!), my daughter and I have spent time at the pool and got some sun, ...AND...did you see Taylor's blog yesterday...speaking of the most talented and sweetest people, love her....she picked me to be this Friday's Featured Cupcake Sampler!! Eeek! Thank you, Taylor. I'm so excited!!

Here are two more baby cards I made yesterday for Christine's DTGD08 Watercolor Challenge and Julie's DTGD08 White Card Challenge. These will both go to my mom so she can give the appropriate one to my brother and SIL when their baby is born this fall. ...I'm kinda hoping the blue one gets put to use!! :)

The first one uses Whipper Snapper's Squeaky Clean image....one of my favorite WS images. I think it's the perfect image for the dew drops. I stamped the image on Papertrey Select CS because I like the heavier weight of this CS. I think as a card base, it stands up really well (I know, I've said that before, huh?...well, it's true!).

I watercolored the image with ink pads (smashed the ink in the lid, added some water and colored with a regular watercolor brush), glued down the dew drops with crystal effects, added the sentiment from SU's Short & Sweet, did some paper piercing with my mat pack, and added ribbon. Quick and easy card.

RECIPE ~ Stamps: Whipper Snapper Squeaky Clean, SU Short & Sweet; Paper: Papertrey Select; Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink; Accessories: Blue Gingham Ribbon, Blue Dew Drops, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Crystal Effects; Technique: Watercoloring, Paper Piercing

For the girl card, I stamped the bunny from SU's Bundled in Love on Papertrey Select CS. This time I stamped the bunny on the left and put the sentiment on the right...because I thought it looked better if the sentiment was by the bunny's face rather than the bum. :)

I watercolored the image with a Regal Rose inkpad (smashed the ink in the lid again), added some ribbon, and some paper piercing. Again, quick and easy.

The piercing pattern was done with an Ornare Piercing Tool and Template that my sweet friend Lori (LMcAree) gave to me. Thanks so much, Lori, I think it's beautiful and works really well for a girly card! I believe she bought it from Ellen Hutson's site. Is that right, Lori?

RECIPE ~ Stamps: SU Bundled in Love, SU Short & Sweet; Paper: Papertrey Select; Ink: Regal Rose, Versafine Black Onyx; Accessories: Satin Polka Dot Ribbon, Ornare Piercing Tool & Mat Pack; Technique: Watercoloring, Paper Piercing

More challenges for Fan Club Members will be posted today at 12:00 Noon Eastern Time on SCS. If you're playing along, I'll *see* you there!!

Denise

25 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous watercolouring Denise! Congrats on being cupcake card sampler this week...hehe!

Jackie Pedro said...

Congratulations, Denise! These cards are darling!! Love the piercing at the top on both!!!

Mary Jane said...

Lovely cards Denise. I have to say that the blue one is my favorite though even though my favorite color is pink. : ) I love the Squeaky Clean image, your watercoloring and the piercing. Great job.
maddiesmom

2stampis2b said...

These are adorable! The ribbon and piercing detail really is nice.

Tricia said...

Love these! Simple and beautiful. :)

Shannan Teubner said...

These are both adorable!

dpkennedy said...

These are too adorable! Great coloring on the images and I really love the simple design!

Stephanie Hargis said...

I love these cards! The simplicity of them is just fantastic! That WS image is adorable! I hope to get some of their stamps someday. Anyway, I really wanted to congratulate you on being Taylor's Featured Stamper! We were all super excited when we found out who she picked! :D I love your work!

((hugs))

Sandy said...

Both your cards are just precious Denise!! Love the dew drops on the little boy card and I love the piercing on the girly card. I think I have that tool from Ellen's store and have never used it ... I'll have to track it down and give it a go.

Congrats on winning Taylor's challenge. Your card for it was adorable and I'm anxious to see what you come up with this week's sketch.

Wendy said...

Both cards are super cute Denise! Love'em!! Congrats on being chosen for Taylor's Cupcake Card this week! How cool!

Have a great day!
Wendy

Jessie/knightrone said...

Omgosh, these are just too cute!! Congrats to you!!

Shannon Erskine said...

Love both of your adorable baby cards Denise! Fantastic coloring!

Janice M said...

Cute baby cards!! I Love the WS stamp too!

Kim Gasper said...

So stinkin' cute, I can hardly stand it! Congrats on the cupcake sampler. How fun! My goal in life is to someday be as good as all of my stamping idols...like YOU!

LeAnne said...

These are adorable, I especially like the Whipper Snapper one. That image is too cute, I need to get some of hers. I love the piercing, too; the design on the pink card is so sweet!
LeAnne

Julia Aston said...

I just love these baby cards Denise! especially the little guy in the tub with the dew drop bubbles - terrific! Love your watercoloring - I have trouble with it - I need to practice!

chelemom said...

Love both of these! I love their simplicity and "clean" look!

Mothermark said...

These both are so cool! I love the *bubbles* on the first one and the bunny is about the most precious little baby bunny evah! Those *white* card are sorta fun huh! Love yours.....you did good Little Buddy!

Susan said...

Denise ...that baby boy card is to die for! Soooo adorable...the image is wonderful and the dew drops are perfect!

Cindy Haffner said...

These are so precious, wonderful job.

lakind said...

These are adorable! Hope you can use the blue one like you wish!

Rose Ann said...

Oh...I just love your super cute baby cards!! Adorable!!

Juanita said...

They are both sweet, but I love the dew drops on the blue card!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

More adorable cards! You're awesome Denise!

Anderson Arts Online said...

All I can say is...

"AWWWWWW!!!!!!!"

TOO Cute, Denise!