Sunday, 24 September 2017

…for she has held a star

Sharing a card I made for a colleague who is expecting, featuring the lovely Uptown Girl Brynn has a Baby Shower from Stamping Bella.

The mother-to-be is not really your traditional kind of girl so I decided to go really non-traditional with this card and started with the colour palette from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I didn’t have any designer paper that matched the colours so I made my own with the matching Stampin’ Up! inks and some Tim Holtz background stamps.  I stamped twice, one with the ink colour and once in Embossing Ink to add a layer of clear embossing powder.  Love the texture this gives to the card, even if it doesn’t show up well in a photo.  Stamped in the matching sentiment to the image and also added clear embossing powder over.  Love the pop of yellow against the darker background colours, picked this up in her pretty dress too and the few sequins I added for embellies.  I also embossed the image, adding the clear embossing powder makes the black lines really dark and shiny, looks great in real life and made the thin bits a bit stronger to survive the fussy cutting that was just a tad bit painful to do!

I’ve used just the sketch half of the Fusion challenge for the layout of my card.  It was a fairly simple sketch but allowed me to pile on my layers and therefore also enter the current challenge at Sweet Stampers.  I’ve double matted each of the backgrounds I made, in the matching solid cardstock colour from Stampin’ Up! and a Bazzill Smoothie black layer.  Used the solid cardstocks as a final mat with another layer of Bazzill black over my white card base for a really solid card made a bit larger than I usually do at 6x8 to enable a few people to sign it.

The mother-to-be hasn’t said whether she’s expecting a girl or a boy so I did the gift bags in both blue and pink, the only traditional baby colours on the card.  And while this is a really non-traditional baby shower card I really like how it came together and the mother-to-be loved it, which is what really matters in the end.

Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (E02 cheeks)
Hair E23, E25, E27, E29
Outfit N0, N1, N2, N3, N4, N6, N8, N10, Y000, Y02, Y21, Y23, Y26, 0, 100
Gifts B0000, B000, B00, B01, B02, B04, R24, R29, RV000, RV00, RV02, RV10, RV13, RV21
Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
CC Designs Cutters ~ Nested Circles(retired)
Inks & Paints etc
Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Pad ~ Basic Black, Always Artichoke, Night of Navy & So Saffron
Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock ~ Blackberry Swirl & White
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Always Artichoke & Night of Navy
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection ~ CMS221 Mesh & Linen & CMS 243 Plaid & Nordic

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love this non traditional card of mum to be. Thanks for sharing

  2. The nontraditional colors work in this card. Really pretty!

  3. Eine sehr schöne Karte. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers.
    Liebe Grüße, Daniela

  4. A fabulous card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge and i hope to see you again.

  5. What a totally sweet "congrats" card for the mother to be. Your coloring is impeccable and looks so awesome with your layers. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

  6. Beautifully done and what a fun message to send! Thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  7. Adorable image and the plaid background is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion.

  8. Great use of our colors. You did a fabulous job of coloring that lovely lady. Hope you will play with us again!


  9. Great coloring Emily! Also, I want to wish you an awsome birthday!

    -jade bess

    1. Thanks you much for the birthday wishes and sweet comment about my colouring Jade!


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