Monday, April 27, 2015

The Challenge 32-Welcome Baby

The Challenge is back again with a new challenge!  Next up in our new format is a theme challenge.  This week we're focusing on polka dots--fun!

Welcome Baby card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Clear and Simple StampsWe held a baby shower at my school last week and I put together this sweet card to go along with the gift that my team gave to the mother-to-be. The card was inspired by the adorable bedding set we got her from Target.  I used the Baby Shower dies from Clear and Simple Stamps to make the animals.  They were adhered to a blue panel over some die cut strips of grass using foam tape for dimension.  The eyes for the giraffe and elephant were made with tiny enamel dots.  I didn't have a dot small enough for the bird, so I used an irRESISTible Pico Embellisher to make its eye.

To bring in some more dots, I used a dotted embossing folder to make a debossed dot pattern on a small circle.  I layered the circle over a pinking edged circle to form a sun.  The sun was set in the upper right corner of the panel and topped with a cloud cut from shimmery white cardstock.  I stamped the "welcome baby" sentiment from the Baby Sentiments set in gray ink in the panel's open space, then adhered it to a gray card base.

Don't miss what the rest of The Challenge team has created for this week's challenge.  Here's where to find them:

Lesley Croghan, challenge owner/creator
Anita Madden
Kim Heggins
Kimberly Wiener 
Lee Ann Barrett
Lori Tecler --you're here!
Michele Ferguson
Nancy Salkeld 
Lea Lawson, April featured designer

Materials Used:
Baby Sentiments stamp set, Trendsetter Blue, I Steel Got It, In the Limelight, Say Yellow to All Your Fans, Pressed Greige Linen, Creamsicle Cardigan, and White Pearl cardstock, Baby Shower, Clouds, Grass, and Shapes:  Circles dies (Clear and Simple Stamps); Memento Luxe Gray Flannel ink. irRESISTible Gray Flannel Pico embellisher (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); Buttercup-Sunflower designer paper (Lily Bee Design); Record It-Charmed black enamel dots (My Mind's Eye); pinking circle die (Spellbinders); Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug); foam tape


  1. So cute, Lori! The more dots the better, for me...
    =] Michele

  2. Lori, this is one of your most adorable cards yet!

  3. Just darling, Lori! You can never go wrong with polka dots for a baby!

  4. Super cute, and absolutely perfect for a baby!


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