Friday, September 9, 2011

Simple Congratulations


This week over at Hand Stamped Sentiments, they are having a clean and simple challenge (fun!), which I paired with the color challenge over at Just Add Ink (JAI84), where we are to use Whisper white and a color of choice. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Crumb Cake (can't get enough of it) so after stamping my sweet little elephant in Versa Mark, I then heat embossing the image with Clear Embossing powder for a subtle impression. I added a piece of coordinating ribbon off to the side and stamped my Congratulations sentiment in Basic Black, from the RETIRED Well Scripted stamp set. I also corner rounded the edges to soften the card a bit. I love making simple cards to celebrate people, a new job or a new little life in this case. A childhood friend is pregnant with her fourth child and I remember her bed being surrounded by stuffed elephants, which is why I chose our stout little friend.


10 comments:

Krista said...

How cute and sweet. I love that you embossed the elephant with clear powder....just enough to make him pop. Your friend will love it. Crumb cake is a nice choice, especially if you don't know the gender. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Shannon said...

I am a Crumb Cake obsessor too:) Love the versa mark, subtle but definitely makes a statement on the card. She will love receiving this. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

LeAnne said...

Oh so cute!

Just a Thought.... said...

I love the choice of color!!! Crumb cake....who would thought!! Your friend will LOVE it!!! It's so nice to see a different angle then going "green" when you don't know the gender. Great job!!! Thank you for participating on HSS!!! Amy

Nicole Derendorf said...

oooohhhh!!! Crumb Cake and White, so cute!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Very clean and very cute! I love the curly sentiment here. Everything is placed just right and I love the color combo! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

stampinbygenny said...

I too love Crumb Cake. Love that the you embossed the elephant image in clear. Super idea for your wonderful simple card. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

inkedx2 said...

This is a super cute baby card! Love the neutral color. So fresh after all the yellow and green used for babies. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Robbie

Erin Gonzales said...

I think your card is SO sweet and perfect for any baby shower, your bow is PERFECT!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Love your use of crumb cake and white Dawn. Love the way you rounded the edges of the card and that cute elephant. Thanks for playing at JAI this week.