I have to admit... when Brooke and the CardMaker Blog team said we would be doing a hop about BABY cards... I freaked a little. I mean, what do I know about babies? What's a baby announcement supposed to say? Do I even OWN any baby stamps?
Well, the answer to the last question was a resounding no. (How in the word have I survived in the card making world for the past 20 years without ever making a baby card?) So... that was my first challenge - find an appropriate image. I decided that I didn't want an actual baby - so constricting, so I searched for an image I could use for multiple "baby" events... birth announcements, birthdays, showers...
I found this adorable little stitched and stuffed bunny at Pixie Dust Studios! It is perfect for any "baby" occasion and he (or she) is just sooooo cute!
So, I colored the little baby bunny up in both pinks and purples (for a girl card) and in blues and greens (for a boy card). I know that some people are against "color coding" for babies... and in that case a green and yellow bunny would be perfect!
I added a cute sentiment from Sweet & Sassy and created a super simple baby announcement card. Nothing too frilly or to fussy... after all, a new mommy will be busy pampering her bundle of joy and won't have a lot of time for fancy card making.
For more great Little Lullabies, check out these designer's blogs:
Colleen Schaan (you are here!)
images - Pixie Dust Studio and Sweet & Sassy
cardstock - X-Press It Blending Card, Midge, Kelvin, Mauve Ice, Iced Pink (Bazzill Basics)
Copic Markers - R000/R30/R81 and V0000/V01/V20 for girl card, B000/B21/0 and G20/YG41/0 for boy card
circle shape die (Spellbinders)
white gel pen
small pearls (KaiserCraft)
Check back in tomorrow for my BIG announcement and some exciting news!!!