DH has a colleague whose wife is expecting a baby girl pretty soon, and he asked me to make a card for them. I've never deliberately bought any baby stamps or images or embellishments. I probably ought to, because I always end up using the same cute little pram embossing folder which came with my Cuttlebug. It's turning into a challenge to myself to use it in different ways, and this week's acetate challenge at Less is More came just at the right time.
The balloon punch was one that a friend in Singapore lent me, and I punched out as many different-coloured scraps with it as I could. I can't believe just how many I've used. Once they're gone, I'm going to have to invest in a punch myself, I can tell. I inked the tops of these with white, and the bottoms with black chalk ink to make them look lit from above. The strings are drawn in with a permanent marker, and the scallop is my favourite threading water punch from Fiskars. The sentiment is stamped on the inside with Staz-On ink - we're going to have to sign the card on the back I think.
I just wish I was better at photographing it - it's like trying to snap white on white, or something with lots of black on it. My camera (or I?) just can't seem to capture it in a way that I'm happy with. I hope you get the idea.
So there you have it.
Less is More "acetate"
Colour Create "pink, black and white"
Simon Says Stamp "for a child"