Monday, June 8, 2009

Monday morning blues...

Well I tried to get this post up yesterday but either Blogger/Google was down or it was my pc. I was able to access my email and Yahoo though, weird. Anyway this is a card I made for a baby shower that I attended yesterday.

The mom to be is Chinese and this is apparently the year of the cow so I on purpose (coincidentally) made a baby card with a cow on it! She might think it was on purpose so we'll go with that! This image and sentiment are from the Whipper Snapper set Bundle of Joy designed by Anna Wight. I was going to go with the sweet pea image but when I saw this adorable paper from a K & Company pad I bought recently I knew I had to use it! I love the colors, very non-traditional baby, but sweet and boyish...it's a boy by the way :) I LOVE K&Company papers!

The cows blanket originally had flowers on it along with the polka dots but after I inked up the rubber I used a baby wipe and removed the ink from the flowers and stamped it on the yellow pattern paper which is the flip side of the cow paper. I also stamped the moon and star (also from the set) on to the same yellow pattern and popped them up on the image. After I colored my cow with Copics I inked softly around the panels with Distress Ink in Brushed Cordouroy and then stitched them down. I used Stickles in various colors to accents the dots, lace, moon, and star. The brown cardstock and ribbon are Dark Chocolate from PTI and I used two SU! oval punches for the sentiment.

I really love how this came out-to toot my own horn so to speak! Well it was a glorious weekend here and Monday stinks so far-so typical these days! I hope everyone else enjoyed their weekends too. Have a great day!

19 comments:

Carol Dee said...

This is so ADORABLE, I think the non-traditional colors are perfect. It would work for a girl too and be especially good for those showers when babies gender is not known. (Like that ever happens these days!)

Have a great week, HUGS

Kelly Schelske said...

Absolutely toot your own horn, it's fabulous Danielle!!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Danielle,l love the papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Cindy Haffner said...

So adorable, love that sweet cow.

LeAnne said...

I cannot believe you "just happened" to have cow DP AND a cow stamp....now, how do you do that? This is just too stinkin cute!

Rose Ann said...

Adorable card, Danielle!! I am loving your cow, and the patterned paper is perfect too!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

SWEET!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Love the dp you used with that darling image Danielle!! Love the distressing and sewing too! Sweet, sweet card!

Tammy Hershberger said...

What is just too sweet, and how perfect for a Chinese mom-to-be! You "planned" that perfectly! It's adorable!

Tammi said...

I love K&C papers too, and you picked the perfect paper to go with this...super cute Danielle! Great idea taking off the flowers.

Candy said...

Adorable!!

Lauri said...

This is so pretty...K&C papers are gorgeous!

Michele Spera said...

Hi Danielle
I love the card:-) I especially like the stitching and the paper piecing! really nice job!
XMicheleX

noble pig said...

The colors are awesome, its adorable.

Tori Wild said...

Oh wow-- that paper couldn't be more perfect for this set! Totally "tootable" for this card!! :) Love the whole thing!

cherscrap23 said...

So precious...love the colors!

Ila said...

This is Fabulous and So Cute!!..love that cow...the moon and papers.
So Sorry to hear about that little cardinal. It was Wonderful that you found him and brought him in...I think you made his last moments very peaceful. Most people would certainly have been reluctant to bring him in...myself included..not now though...thanks to you!...Hugs, Ila

Leslie Miller said...

Awwwwww, this is sweet! I love it! You matched the cow color to that adorable paper just perfectly! Love that it's not exactly traditional baby colors. It's great!

Barbara said...

How sweet--and thoughtful!!! Love it!