Hi everyone. Quite a colourful card for today. I am working with someone this afternoon who will be expecting a new addition to their family in the New Year. I don’t make baby cards, and I have absolutely nothing in my stash which is specifically for this type of occasion, so I went with the flow and created this.

I took inspiration from several challenges regarding colour and theme. The first thing I did was to stamp my Concord and 9th ‘Stripe Builder’ stamp set. I used my Tim Holtz stamping platform, as this is one huge stamp, and used Catherine Pooler ‘Lime Rickey’ and Stampin Up ‘Tempting Turquoise’.

Now I tried stamping this several times, and it just wouldn’t cover all of the card. I re-stamped, stamped again, then decided to leave it as it was, as the photo inspiration from Inkspirational has greeny slats, and also one white slat, which all look quite weathered. So – the distressed stamping look it was. I quite like this effect. What do they say about mistakes – there aren’t any, just happy accidents? Well, there we are.

I then took my Sue Wilson ‘Noble Pierced Squares’ and cut a piece to cover the background, then die cut my Tim Holtz ‘Mixed Media’ in two corners, so the colours would show through.

After sticking these down, I die cut the ‘Congrats’ from Stampin Up ‘Sunshine Wishes’ in white card with double sided sticky sheet on the back, and cut that four times stacking them up, then die cut one from another piece I had stamped originally and didn’t like the look of. (Happy accident again)

I really like the colours on this card, and it goes with either boy or girl, I think… you agree?

I shall be entering this card into the following challenges:

Inkspirationalphoto inspiration

City Crafter Challenge something beginning with ‘S’ – (Sunshine Wishes dies)

House Of Cards challengestripes

Less is Morepiercing (Sue Wilson pierced squares)





20 thoughts on “Congrats

  1. The blue and green colors are perfect with the Inkspirational photo. I am sure your colleague will love her baby card! so glad you joined us at Inkspirational this week
    Jaydee (GD)


  2. What a fun card! I like your bold colors and the cool background die. Also, a very creative idea to use the sentiment like that. Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
    – Shauna


  3. You created a beautiful card. I also love how the ink looks distressed like the wood panels in the photo. Thanks so much for playing along at Inkspirational xx


  4. I love how the distressed background turned out even if it was not what you intended. Also using the white die and the sentiment in this way is such a fabulous take on our photo and I am so pleased you shred this with us at Ink


  5. Beautiful card. Love the colours. Unfortunately, it may be a bit too busy for our challenge as we love our white space. Thank for sharing with us this week at Less is More. Trina


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