Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Boats and More Boats!

I have lots of brass stencils, but rarely get them out. I wanted to do some quick baby cards, and the stencils work well for that! Indeed, I made 3 cards the other day before noon, and took them up to the hospital before I photographed them. If I'm lucky, I'll remember what I did so I can do them again!

Sorry the color isn't correct here, but I had to play around with brightness and contrast to get the embossing to show. The blue used is Papertrey's Spring Rain- it's a lovely blue color, and the ribbons are just glorious! The boat image is from Men of Life, and the bitty baby is from, well, Bitty Baby Blessings!

Can you see the embossed sailboats? I hope so! The stencil says TSC Designs on it, TMB 306. I don't know where I got it, I've had it forever! The white paper is actually one of the paper package inserts -you know, the piece that tells you what color the paper is-from Papertrey, lol, it's just the correct thickness for embossing, but the same white as their cardstock.

The ovals are punched with Marvy punches, after the white piece was embossed with the Cuttlebug dots folder. Spring Rain ink was swiped across the raised dots. The sails were stamped with Versamark and white embossed. The boat hull was stamped with Papertrey's Dark Chocolate on their kraft cardstcok. The bitty flag is a snip from a piece of colorful stripes.



I made the 'Ahoy little sailor' tag, but couldn't figure out where to put it on the outside so it wouldn't compete with the embossing. Wait- why can't a tag go inside? Ahh, very cute!!



8 comments:

Kim said...

Very sweet! The embossed boats add a lovely detail!

Cindy . said...

Darling little baby boater:)

chelemom said...

LOVE this! The embossing adds the perfect touch to this card!

Anya said...

Cute! I love the little baby in the boat. Love the oval frame, too!

Karen said...

Those embossed boats are fabulous!! What a great coordinate to the Men of Life set! Cute little one popping up from the boat! :> Really like the tag inside too (I forget the inside of the card So often!!! Seeing inspiration from those who do not forget just might kick my noggin into gear! :> Thanks!)! :>

Colleen Wold said...

This is so cute! What a fun idea to put that little baby in the boat! Nice embossing too!

Lisa said...

Love, love love this little card. I too have alot of brass stencils that I haven't used since I found my love from stamping.

Verda said...

Very cute card. I need to dig out some of my brass stencils now that I have seen your card.