Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday!
It's the fabulously talented Harriet's turn to host our challenge at Addicted to CAS this week and she has this as our code word:
I thought about doing a love card and using the "baby" a little differently, but in the end went more traditional and, instead of making one baby card, I made two! One blue and one pink!
I don't have a lot of baby stamps, but luckily have Little Additions in My Digital Studio. So, I opened up MDS and went to work to capture the image of the blocks. I then colored each block separately and printed them out. I went back in and added the sentiment and printed that separately, being careful to trim it as centered when I put the card stock in my cutter.
I took the sentiment layer and ran it through my Big Shot with a Lil Inkers stiched die. I really love these dies - they add a little detail around the edge which helps to frame the card and add a little interest.
I fussy cut around each of the blocks and mounted them onto the card base using double sided tape. I used a metal ruler and my craft pad to ensure that I had the blocks lined up straight on the card - and in the middle! I find that the more CAS my cards, the more essential it becomes to ensure that things are lined up - oh! and that my work surface is completely clean so that you don't get stray ink in the middle of all that wonderful white space. Don't ask me how many times I have finished a project, turned it over to press down an element, only to find that I now have wonderful ink smears in the middle of the white space!
Anyway, here's my card for the challenge:
I love the blues together and the fact that the blocks are individual and each is raised from the card base. This is a card that would easily go through the post.
Then, I had to create a sentiment for the inside. I've used this sentiment on baby cards before and just love it.
We hope that you will join us this week. Our winner will digi stamps from our fabulous sponsor:
- Stamps: Little Additions (My Digitial Studio)
- Card stock: Baja Breeze. Whisper White
- Tools: My Digital Studio. Lil Inker Stitched Frames die. Double sided foam tape.