Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Which little lavender moon to choose???

A friend of mine had a baby girl a few weeks ago and I'm going to visit them tomorrow so I wanted to bring a card. I'll have to check the present drawer too and see if there's anything good or if I'll have to swing into a Last-Minute-Lucy's for a baby gift.

I wanted to make a card that was very girly (this is daughter #3 for them) so I went with shades of plum. I stamped the mobile on shimmer white paper with Imperial Purple versafine (I tried the palette in lavender moon, but it didn't stamp well on the shimmer paper). Nothing beats versafine for a crisp, vibrant image every time. I shaded in the animals with a bit of lavender and a blender pen, just to liven them up a little. The image is mounted on perfect plum and the whole card is lavender moon. There's a lavender moon dotted ribbon too (what a dream to tie!). The background stamp (from Cornish Heritage Farms) is quite new to my collection, but it's a new favourite, and I accented it with a glitter pen dot in the middle of the "flowers". It adds a subtle touch of shimmer to echo the shimmer paper. The only other little embellishment is a dew drop on the mobile. Note this is not coloured with copics. I don't own copics. Not even one. And probably never will. So you see, DH, there is a stamping accessory that I (a) do not own and (b) do not want. Because they are so expensive, I figure this gives me approximately $500 to spend on other things since I am not buying copics. How's that for math! heeheehee....

Thanks for looking!

Supplies: Stamps: mobile - Magenta, bg - Cornish Heritage Farms, words - Stampin' Up; Ink: Versafine - Imperial Purple, Palette - Lavender Moon; Paper: shimmer white, Perfect Plum - SU, Lavender Moon - Papertrey Ink; Other: Lavender Moon ribbon - PTI, dew drop, Sakura glitter pen.

Okay, I have officially lost my mind. I went to upload the photo above, and lo and behold, there was a card in the folder marked for the same baby, just with a slightly different name. Hmmm. Strange. I didn't think I'd saved the file. Let's open it and see. Ahhh, whole different card for same baby made last week (card, that is, not baby). And to top it all off, it was made with (50 points to whomever guesses the stamps and colour scheme I used).... (drumroll please) lavender moon colour scheme (paper, ink and ribbon) and the CHF background. And dewdrops too. sigh. I have officially lost my mind. Hopefully I'll stumble across it in a card folder on my computer. That seems to be where I put things then immediately forget. I thought there was a sense of deja vu about this project, but I chalked it up to the fact that I've used this paper quite a bit lately and the last time I did a real hack job on it and took me three or four tries to get the card cut out.

So, which one do you like the best? The one with the carriage is painted with twinklings and the image is from a Sunshine Designs baby cube. I do need a first birthday card for my niece. Would the mobile one do for that do you think or is it too babyish? Help, dear reader, I need your advice! And no, this card is not meant to endorse parking your pram pointing downhill..... Why does crookedness always show up worse on a scan??? Couldn't crookedness disappear the way sparkly embellishments do? It's just not right.


  1. You are funny. I love both the lavendar cards, but especially the mobile one.

  2. Same here something about the mobile one, maybe because it is differentand more playful.

  3. The mobile! The mobile! It is different [in a good way!] from most baby cards.......

  4. Lost your mind? Must be genetic... :-) I love both cards, but the little bow on the mobile one adds something special.

    Isn't that the truth about the tiniest "flaw" showing up on a scan? Thanks for the chuckle and the inspiration. Lovely bg stamp!