Sunday, 16 August 2015

Celebrate Baby

Hi there!  This week's challenge theme at Less is More is Congratulations - and there is nothing better to be congratulated on than a new baby, is there?


I have chosen a very soft colour palette, of SU Calypso Coral ink stamped off once, and Simon Says Stamp Fog for the elephant (Clearly Besotted 'Baby Shower').  I found this ink gave the best cover for this solid stamp.  The die cut is also by SSS.  The actual 'celebrate' word is from the SU set 'Celebrate Baby' but is now retired.  I think when I decide to mask an area before stamping again, I'd make sure that I can fit more than one word and one letter in the space, as it appears a bit awkward when I have the word in the middle of the space.  We live and learn though, and that's what is so good about entering challenges, isn't it?

As I was finishing the inside of my card, with a row of tiny elephants, I took another look at the soft, pale front, and decided it was too insipid.  So a strip of matching grey card which also neatened the jagged-looking edge, is a big improvement I think.  Pity I didn't think of it before, but hopefully, whoever visits will realise I did know better!


6 comments:

  1. Love the subtle palette for this baby card, what a great combo of colours Ann!

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  2. Lovely Ann. Like the soft colours and the extra strip of grey does finish it off nicely.

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  3. Hmm, yes, the strip does help finish it off Ann. It's a fab Baby card, love the softness of your colours
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Anne
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  4. I love the strip Ann! Both looks are great but the strip definitely sets it off! Gorgeous CAS and elegant baby card and thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
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  5. This is so pretty Ann, I love the colour combo you chose!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
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  6. The coral and grey is such a lovely combination, and yes I too think the strip really ties it all together.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
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