Sunday, August 7, 2011

It's a Boy!


I'm an Aunt again! Yipee. My sister had a healty baby boy on Friday morning and I had to make a card to celebrate. I decided to ink up Ketto's Clothesline and Ketto's Baby Lingerie. Since you have some boy and girl outfits as choices this is a really nice set. You know that before I could start to color I had to define a layout and choose my design paper. It's the beginning of a new month so I ran to Jen del Muro's blog in hunt of the August SFYTT. Though I took some creative liberties, I easily adapted the sketch to fit my image.

I set out stamping with Memento tuxedo black ink onto Bella's bestest cardstock. Coloring was done with a combination of Copics and prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol. Design paper is by K&Company. At the time, I had a heck of a time finding this baby boy paper in the small paper pack but I wanted it darn it so I settled on the 12x12 one. The scale is a little larger than I would have liked but at least it's soft muted colors.

You know I couldn't resist a little glitter, even though this is for a boy. Don'tcha just love the way it sparkles and shines...and it's soft application thanks to the Quickie Glue pen. I couldn't pass up on machine stitching, love how it finishes off a card. The only embellisments are some bakers twine and a teal button. The sentiment is computer generated. I know - it should have been a Bella. I even anticipated a boy and ordered the It's a Boy Thing" sentiment in my last Bella order but the baby came first. Hmpf!

I'm off to work on this week's Bellariffic Friday challenge....Paper PieRcing. Hope you can play along too!


Thanks for stopping by.
Cath

7 comments:

Dana White said...

Oh Cath this is so sweet - LOVE the tilted panel (maybe because I didn't have to try & tilt the panel!!) Congrats to your sister

KyMom said...

Hey Cath, I know Anne Marie will LOVE getting this card! It's so darn cute. Love the layout and the coloring. Guess I have to get in my craft room and make her a card too. I haven't had to make a baby card in soooo long!

Leslie said...

That is one sweeeet card Cath! Love the softness of it and your shading...oh my! Congrats to the new Auntie - you!

Rachel Gaugler said...

Sooo sweet! LOVE THIS!! I've not seen that stamp set....cute! Congrats on being a new auntie!!!

Tanya said...

Congratulations on becoming an Aunt again! Your card is beautiful! I love the all the Ketto's and their accessories! Thank-you so very much for your sweet comment on my blog. I appreciate your kind words and loved hearing your story. Have a wonderful day!

Olga V. said...

Cath, congratulations on a new addition to the family! Boys are fun!!! And the card is absolutely great - love the colours, love the glitter, love the design, and I'm not even going into the colouring - it's flawless!!! - real beauty! Thank you for sharing!

Jennifer Moore said...

I like the touch of sparkle and how you made the sketch work for you. Congrats on becoming a new aunt.