It's the 17th of the month and I am very excited to share my card for this month's Waltzingmouse Blog party. This month's theme is New Beginnings and although I know not a single person who is expecting a baby, I made a baby card...a French Country baby card.
No pastel pinks for me on this little girl card, I went with a striking red and white. I love the beautiful pattern in French Country and wouldn't you know it, Renee Lynch of It's a Patchwork Life was the hostess for our Four of a Kind exchange and she sent us this gorgeous red/white pattern. Here's a link to our other Four of a Kind projects using French Country in case you are wondering what I am talking about! I added one of the small roosters stamped within a Join Us leafy circle image. The red bib is a Spellbinder Label #3. I added a few of the little flower images and some white stitching using a gel pen. No little girl onesie would be complete without some pearls, so I added them all over this card.
The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Compact Sentiments and I have to admit I altered the stamp a bit. The original stamp says "Wee" Little Baby. Although it is a cute sentiment, it's not one I would normally say, so I very carefully cut off the "wee" using a pair of sharp scissors and added the "sweet" sentiment also included in the same set. Much more like something I would say on a baby card. It was pretty scary using those scissors on my precious stamps, but I got lucky and it came apart and stamps perfectly.