I was picking up a fax in my office the other day, and my administrative assistant was at the copier. She looked a little sheepish and then said, "You're crafty. Can you tell me how easy it would be to make this card?" and showed me a copy (THAT SHE WAS MAKING ON THE OFFICE COPIER!) of a very simple, cute baby card. I don't have too many reasons to make baby cards any more. So as I was telling her how to make it, I suddenly heard myself asking her if she wanted me to make a baby card for her. Wait...What? Oh, well, go with the flow...
She was delighted, so I told her to give me a note (mainly so I wouldn't forget once I got home), and she brings me a half sheet of paper with instructions. "Use gray, or green, or any neutral color; maybe clouds, or an animal (elephant, bear or giraffe), and the names of the couple are ___ and ___, signed 'best wishes' " and her name. I actually wondered if she wanted me to sign the inside for her?
Well, she's nice and I know she means well, so I got busy today and started to create. The card sample she showed me had balloons (heart-shaped and normal round ones) with "Congrats" along the bottom. I used both of those ideas and came up with this:
This is quite a large card: 5" x 8". (I checked my Envelope Punch Board to ensure I would be able to make an envelope that big--easy peasy! I can go even larger!).
The background paper is a FREE Sale-a-Bration item--Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper. One side is marbled, and the other side is a soft, watercolor wash of color--in this case a mix of Pool Party and Mint Macaron. It's layered on Basic Gray, and the card base is Pool Party.
I really like this card. But wait! There's more! This was actually the second card I made for my colleague. Come back tomorrow and see the other one!
All products can be purchased here.
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog