Thursday, July 3, 2014

Bundle of Joy

Here's my card for the current Card Concept baby themed challenge.  I used this week's sketch from Retro Sketches to make this clean and layered gender neutral design.

Bundle of Joy card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Lawn Fawn
The focal image is from Lawn Fawn's Plus One set.  I shaded the stork a bit with Copic markers, then paper pieced the bundle using a scrap of green on green striped patterned paper.  Lawn Fawn recently released matching dies for the set, but I don't have them, so I cut the stork image out by hand.  It's adhered to a round panel using dimensional dots.  The "bundle of joy" sentiment was stamped just beneath the image using black ink.

I paired the image with a piece of patterned paper covered with pastel polka dots.  Perfect for a baby card, isn't it?  After running a strip of yellow cardstock down the panel and wrapping the panel with a strip of narrow celery green ribbon, I added the image panel on top.  Instead of accenting the upper left side of the panel with a trio of buttons, I used a half circle of yellow cardstock, matching the cardstock I used underneath the image.  The finished panel was adhered to a celery card base to coordinate with the colors in the bundle of joy the stork is carrying.

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papersLawn Fawn Plus One stamp set; Crafter's Companion ultrasmooth white cardstock; Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copic markers; Simple Stories Hello Baby 6x6 paper pad; Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other:  Barely Banana and Certainly Celery cardstock, celery grosgrain ribbon (Stampin' Up!); Grout Gray cardstock (My Favorite Things); circle die (Spellbinders); pierced circle die (My Favorite Things); circle punch (EK Success)


  1. Lori, you just can't go wrong with Lawn Fawn and your card is just too adorable!

  2. Great colours and the stamped stork is so perfect. Such a cute card!

  3. Love the use of the pastel colours on this - soft and beautiful! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept, Lori!

  4. Oh what a darling card! I love this to pieces! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept! :)


Blogging tips