Thursday, January 22, 2009

Next Up: Little Buddies

I thought I'd feature Little Buddies next from the gel-a-tins release . I love the well-loved look to these critters. One of the things that's great about this set is the variety of sentiments (they don't all have to be baby specific). Also animals can work on other themes as well. I think I may make some love bunnies- stamp one, mirror stamp another and add on a heart.

For my first card I kept it ultra simple. I love how quick and easy this layout is. If you had to make several thank you notes or invites for a shower, this layout is definitely ideal! I started out by stamping the dotted background about 3-4 times on a strip of chocolate cardstock in vanilla ink. I clear embossed that for added effect. I added some fancy trim (from Crate Paper's Blue Hill collection), some vanilla ribbon, and my sentiment and cut out, popped up elephant image. Rounding the corners always softens a card nicely, I really like doing that with baby cards.

Next up I made something a bit more elaborate. I love the look of the circle dotty background and the circle frame in this set. I wanted to feature that so I stamped this sweet little bear, coloured it with Copics, cut it out and popped it up. Then I found some SEI paper that went nicely with caramel. I cut out some letters from a Quickutz alphabet, as well as a few scalloped shapes and piece it all together. This card ended up being just over 4.5x4.75. I didn't have caramel ribbon that matched perfectly in 3/8'', so I coloured this strip with a Copic.


  1. That teddy bear is sooOOOOoOOOOoo adorable! I just love how you coloured the bear!

    Hope you are having a great start to CHA!!! May your blisters be few and your freebies many!!! =)


  2. Oh these are too cute!! I love the colors and the little animals are the best!