Craftin' Caro: More kids cards!

Monday, August 23, 2010


More kids cards!

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Here we are with some more Baby & Kids cards for this week's class on Wednesday.

The first of these cards is a perfect card for a little boy. They do so love their trucks, don't they? If you don't recognize it, it's from the Loads of Love set, which has a new companion piece called Loads of Fun!

Colour combo today was Baja Breeze, Early Espresso and Pear Pizzazz.

The cupcake in the back is from Sock Monkey, and it's all stamped on a big white tag (really just Whisper White cardstock with the edges snipped, and a jumbo eyelet). I had fun watercolouring the truck and everything using my Aqua Painter and ink pads.

Because the front flap is shorter than the entire card, I ran a small slip of Early Espresso through the crimper and adhered it so just a sliver of brown showed on the right. Inside the card was a strip of Nursery Suite Specialty Designer Series Paper, which is from the same pack we used for the girly card I showed yesterday.

The background is stamped with "Driving by with a birthday hi", which comes from the matching Loads of Love Accessories set. But for the life of me, I can't find the little man's head that I wanted to stamp in the window -- who knows where it's gone to in the abyss of my stamp room disaster!!

Card #2 features a whimsical fairy from the A Little Big of Magic set in the Summer Mini catalogue.

If the card design seems familiar to some of my "Canadians, INK!" team gals from the most recent gathering, that's because I was inspired by Dina's fabulous Just Believe card (a set I don't have yet -- boohoo!). I took her Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake & Early Espresso design and ran with it -- thanks for the fab ideas as always, Dina!!

That gorgeous background? The new Elegant Lines embossing folder - perfect for cranking through the Big Shot lickety-split. And while you're cranking things through, the itty bitty butterfly floating above the lily was taken from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit die, with an itty bitty little pearl stuck in the centre.

With all the watercolouring we did on the last card, this time I just went straight for the markers and layered colours on top of each other. For instance, the dress is a base of Pretty in Pink with some Regal Rose as highlights.

And fairy wings would just not be the same without glitter, right? So I didn't bother colouring them and just went straight to the Dazzling Diamonds fine glitter. Stampin' Up! used to carry a really cool holographic embossing powder -- I bet that would have looked just awesome on wings!

The punches used were the Eyelet border punch and a new punch coming out in the upcoming Holiday mini. I'm just loving it to bits and have been using it all month in my cards and at classes. Nothing wrong with a little fun sneak peek for everyone to play with and see, right?

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So cute! Love that 2nd one. Wish I was comin' but we're hittin' the Ex on Wednesday. I'll get there one of these days!
Love the cards Caroline. Thanks for posting them. Do you mind if I case them?
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