Wednesday, May 19, 2010

All Eyes On ... BABIES!

Hey, babies! {Yep, ANOTHER baby card!}

My craftilicious friend, Dawn, from Stamp Away With Me and Wplus9DESIGN STUDIO, has another one of her cool tutorial posts "All Eyes On", and it's featuring PAPER PIECING! And, ooooow ~ oooooow, how I loves me a little paper piecing!!! Check out her inspiring tutorial and what the other girls, Kerrianne and Maile did with this juicy assignment...!!!

I got RIGHT on board with this fun technique! After all, it's PAPER! {And aren't we ALL crazy for paper!?!} I sooooooo love creating "little scenes" and for some reason, WINDOW scene jumped into my brain... I created a REAL window using some awesome heavy transparency material, sandwiched under the pink, outer layer, of my card and then added some vellum drapes, doodled with some tiny daisies for perspective...

But on this card, the PARTY IS ON THE INSIDE!!!!

I LOVE the word "congratulations".... Even more, I love a stamp that EXPERTLY conveys that sentiment, in the right scale. I wouldn't keep gushing about Dawn's use of font and terrific sentiments, if I didn't really mean it ~ DAWN keeps making the best stamps and SENTIMENTS! Although, I've been hooked on all things "Kisses & Cuddles," I was SO happy to pair this sentiment from "Just A Note" for the perfect peek-a-boo combination! {See Dawn's blog for more details on her terrific stamp collections!}

Double click on the above photo for the down and dirty details of the paper-piecing magic.. I had fun sifting though designer paper trying to find the right scale of design for my vision of this darling baby carriage.. Using a small bit of ink and aqua brush, I added a little bit of detail shading to the carriage, just because... THAT'S HOW I ROLL!!!

{Oh, I'm corny tonight ~ SORRY!}

Anyway, lovely friends! Thank you from the bottom of my fluffy, happy, baby-lovin', floating hearts... I'm delighted that you stopped by!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - October Afternoon & Stampin' Up!
Vellum - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - WPLUS9design studio
Sentiment die-cut - Cricut {Wildcard}
Heart Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts
Ribbon + Bling Flower - Maya Road
Heavy Transparency - Hambly


Karen said...

CUTE!! I always adore your scenes, especially one with some transparency love. :> Speaking of love here.....I think you're so right, Dawn's fonts are fantastic!!

I am on that May countdown too.........thank goodness for a little friendly field trip to help fill our tanks for the mad dash to the end of the school year finish line!!! :>:>:>

Beth said...

Your vision is incredible! How so much thought about perspective and scale could go into a card astounds me....what an artist! Have a wonderful day, sweetness!

Rose said...

girl your corny and funny!!! lol
what a wonderful baby card and i love the window with the curtains, such detail you always add to make your cards fantastic :)

Kathy Martin said...

Darling card! Love the window style! :)

Julie Ranae said...

Adorable card and a wonderful use of paper piecing!
Saw your comment over on Maile's blog about joining us at The Play Date Cafe so I have just one question....

Come play with us soon : )

Karen B. said...

Oh so cute! Love the real looking windows!

Rosemary said...

Well, helloooo sweet paper pieced card! Adorable and so creative! You sure know how to take things up a notch my friend!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

I love the details and yes, that font!!!

Super duper special.

~amy~ said...

Oh this is sweeter than sweet!!!

Dotty Jo said...

Nobody creates a lil' scene quite like you do Elise!!!! This is adorable... just like you! Jo x

Dana Gustafson said...

Shhhhhhhhh! Baby is sleeping and dreaming pink floaty hearts! Awe! How ca-ute are you??? And that congats stamp is super swirly goodness. Shading? Yes please! and that is definitely how you roll!!

Ayana Posadas said...

ADORABLE baby card!
I really love the window! :)