WM Sketch Challenge #98-Baby Love



Today I have made a card for Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #98.  This week's sketch is an interesting sketch created by WM Design Team member Lynn Mercurio.  My daughter-in-law needed a baby card for a co-worker who is having a baby boy this month, so this card is already on it's way to a baby shower along with a cute little gift.  Here's the sketch we had to work with this week.
In my head, I saw pinked edge squares and rectangles.  I have a pinked square die which was very easy to cut, and you would think it would be a cinch to cut a rectangle with a pair of pinking shears...NOT, at least for me.  I won't tell you how many pieces I messed up on before I got two that looked even and were the exact size I needed for this sketch.
Here's my card:
I actually used five different Waltzingmouse Stamp sets to complete this card.  Most were for the patterned paper.  I used OffBeat Backgrounds and Pic-nic Patterns for the plaid and polka dot paper.  Say It Loud was used for the sentiment, Join Us for the little pennant flags and the little safety pins dangling from the twine.  The last set was Vintage Banners for the three teeny stars on the little onesie.  I used a SU square lattice embossing folder on the kraft cardstock, baby accessory outline stamps from Technique Tuesday (Cute as a Button) and PTI (Night, Night Moon) stamp sets.  Lots of stamping and paper piecing on this one, but a actually really love how it turned out.  Buttons, twine and a few pearls also were added.  This one was fun to make once I got the pinked rectangle cut...sure wish I had a die for that one!  Thanks for taking a look.

24 comments:

This is just incredible! I love the paper piecing you did - just stellar.

Kim said...

Cathy...just so perfect! What an incredible baby card, so sweet and love all of the fabulous details too and the pinked edges are perfect too.

Renee said...

Don't even get me started on pinking shears...
I think there's a special class you're supposed to take before using them...
but no one's ever told me where! *giggle*
This is fabulous...
love all the little elements...
the colors...
and those pinked rectangles! ;)

Kelly S. said...

Oh this is so CUTE, Cathy! I just love the gingham (I know, duh!) and the mix of plaid, texture, and dots! Those baby images are just adorable...and that sentiment, so creative!! The brown makes everything just pop! Love this!

Joyce said...

This is such a perfectly cute card. I can't believe you didn't use any patterned papers! I am going to have to copy your plaid. I just love it. How creative you are with all those different stamp sets, and something cute in every square and rectangle. Save this idea--perhaps you will need it again before too many years have passed by.

Carla said...

this is cute! Thanks for the inspiration! Love from Holland.

WOW Cathy - This is such a wonderful take on our sketch this week! LOVE your sweet baby card!
Have a wonderful week, hugs, Karin

Jen Adcock said...

Far out brussels Sprout! This is amazing! I love that every square is a bit of stand alone crafty genius! I saw that sketch and ran for the hills. You've done an outrageously beautiful job with it. I feel a Top Mouse win coming along. Yep, I feel it in my waters. Gold!

Marybeth said...

Don't you love it when someone wants you to make a card ,and you can use it in a challange. This is just adorable, Cathy. I love that you stamped the backgrounds and used so many set for this sweet baby card. Glad you got your cutting figured out :) I can't wait to make one for you some day , soon I hope!

Olga said...

Very cute baby card! Great take on the sketch. Lovely idea. Gorgeous.

What a cool look of the "fabric" pieces! I love the colors you chose and how you added texture to certain parts of the card Great take on the sketch!

Jeanne J said...

Cathy, The extra effort cutting was worth it - your squares are perfect on the corners! I love the baby theme and especially that itty bitty banner accross the sentiment - how cute is that?!!! Too sweet!

Suzanne said...

WOW, Cathy! This is amazing. At first I thought you used burlap, but then I realized that you embossed the kraft...that really is the perfect detail on this card for me!

Fantastic baby card Cathy!

Great colours, love the gingham and super texture too! Such a fun card!

What a sweet baby card Cathy! love all the images and the blue plaid! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Pauline said...

Just adorable Cathy! Lovely use of all the different backgrounds and stamp sets.

Sharron said...

Love everything about your card, Cathy! The plaid, polka dots and quilted embossing are all so perfect for babies! And the paper piecing is wonderful!

Anne-Elise said...

Your card is beautiful, Cathy! Love the colors you used, the buttons, the safety-pins with the twine... really great work!

this is aweosme, I adore all the elements!

enjoy *~*

I just love your card! I love all the detail stamping and embossing! I would have a difficult time cutting with pinking shears too - I can't cut a straight line to save my life lately! :)

This is absolutely adorable! The colors are perfect! Thanks for playing with us at WMSC! :)

Vickie Z said...

Love the colors, embossing, and all the different stamps, embellies!!! Wonderful use of the sketch!

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