Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Welcome Jack - Vintage Baby card

One of the attorneys in my office commissioned me to make "the most beautiful baby card, customized with the name Jack". I actually gave this a try one night and came up with a result that I didn't care for at all. It certainly didn't qualify as the most beautiful baby card. I found a vintage carriage an decided to go that route. My style is decidedly not vintage, so I did some blog hopping and took some inspiration and a sketch from the Just Give Me Stamps blog where Julie does beautiful vintage work.

My card uses "solid" paper from the My Mind's Eye, 29th Street Market paper collection (Peaceful Dream - Consciousness/Dreamy paper pattern), and patterned paper from Heidi Grace Designs', Shimmer Glitter Paper, Tendril Vines. The baby carriage is Hampton Art's Carriage stamp, stamped in Burnt Umber Palette ink, and the image panel is sponged with Ballet Blue Palette ink. Because I don't usually do vintage, I had to spray some white lace, and cream ribbon with Tattered Angel's Crushed Shells spray. I stamped the ribbon with "welcome" from The Angel Company's Laughter Hostess set. I added a flower and button from Making Memories' Ava Buttons and Blossoms collection and cut out the word "Jack" from the Cricuit Platin Schoolbook cartridge.