Monday, 17 June 2013

Washi tape and buttons for a new baby

After a mixed weekend it gave me such a boost to see my Smile card from last week being featured on the front page of Stampin' Up US! It featured one of the gorgeous new Gingham Garden washi tapes from the brand new catalogue which will go live on the 2nd July (check the side bar to pre-order your copy!) Today I've used one of the other tapes from the set on a card inspired by the fabulous sketch at CASe this sketch this week. Come and see:


Isn't this floral tape gorgeous? It's so easy to just stick a strip onto my cards! I decided to emphasise it with a bit of scoring which you can see better here...


... in this photo! The sentiment is from the retiring Friendly Phrases and I stamped it either side of my washi tape so that I could feature a button as the 'o' in 'congratulations'. It was stamped in two stages, inking up with markers so that I could miss out the relevant letters each time, and I used my stamp-a-majig to line the letters up.

Here's the sketch I was working from today:

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Friendly Phrases (retiring)
Ink: Midnight Muse, Pink Pirouette markers
Card stock: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
Other: Gingham Garden washi tape (available 2nd July), Simply Scored, Big Shot, Sweet Buttons embosslits die, stamp-a-majig
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Yesterday I took my eldest son to the shops to get some wellies for his upcoming geography field trip as he's completely grown out of his old ones. Can somebody please tell me -  how did we get from this...

... to this...


in such a short space of time? I mean okay, the Thomas the Tank Engine ones were not the pair before the size 10 Dunlops we bought yesterday but still, it does seem like only yesterday they were his pride and joy!

See you tomorrow for more crafting fun!

12 comments:

  1. Hi V ! Both cards are gorgeous but LOVE the smile card !It even got me to like yellow!

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  2. Lovely New Baby card Vicky-i like how you used the button for the letter "O"
    Well done you having your card featured on the home page-how exciting and how gorgeous does it look-such a happy sunshine card :)
    Have a great day,Nessa xxx

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  3. Beautiful CAS card Vicky....a ahh such a difference in the wellies my grandson us still in the Thomas ones

    Anne

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  4. A beautiful and stunning Baby card Vicky. I love the addition of the buttons, the washie tape is brilliant.
    Many congratulations having your Smile card featured.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  5. Beautiful card Vicky, love the placement of the button.

    As for the wellies, well, where does time go.

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  6. Sorry forgot to say Congrats on having your card featured on Stampin' Up US, you must be thrilled.

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  7. I love your use of the Wasabi tape Vicky, and Congratulations for your card being featured on the US catalogue.

    Kids grow up so fast these days.....Nathan is shooting up before my eyes!!he'll be a teenager before I know it!!

    Bev x

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  8. Gorgeous baby card Vicky. Love that washi tape.

    Yeah time does fly!! My eldest niece was married in 1988 and I have the dresses my daughters wore to the wedding. Now my elder daughter has a daughter of her own who will soon be able to wear the smaller dress. Time really does fly.

    Kat xx

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  9. I really like your different take on a new baby card. So nice to get away from the usual images. The washi tape strip is simple and effective and gives a nice "pop" of colour, and the buttons are a great addition. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you come up with next - particularly on Washi Wednesday! x x

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  10. So chuffed about your Smile card Vicky! And did you see that it won on a challenge too?! (though I can't remember which...)
    Love this baby card too :)
    Lizy xx

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x