Friday, May 22, 2015

FWF: A New Set of Wheels

Happy Friday, everyone!   This week has seemed to drag on and on for me, so I'm especially glad the weekend is almost here.  Hope you have something fun planned, as well as (for my American readers) some time to reflect on those who paid the ultimate price for the freedoms that we enjoy.
 
I don't happen to know anyone who is expecting or who just had a baby, but I thought these stamps from Unity were ADORABLE!!  I love that they can go from girly to boyish with the change of color -- or done in a neutral color if the gender isn't known yet.
 
   
For this card, I used old things as well as new.   The stamps were new, and this was the first time I tried the new Hero Arts Ombre ink pads.   The pad was pretty cool, but it wasn't as "ombre" as I thought.  When opened, it just looked like one of those three-section Kaleidoscope pads.

As for old, I've had this paper for a long time.  A friend of mine had this DCWV Café Mediterranean mat stack, but it wasn't her style.  I traded her for one that I had that didn't float my boat.  It worked out great!  I love how the embossed flowers/circles on the paper mimic the wheels of the baby carriage. 
 
For a quick accent, I selected a button that matched a lot better in real life.   The photo is throwing off the blue for some reason.  I threaded the button with thin strips of the same navy cardstock I used to frame the stamped panel.   I love threading buttons with the paper used on the project.   There's almost always a little scrap somewhere, and it always matches!
 
Hope you enjoy visiting the FWF participant blogs!    Happy Stamping!
   

12 comments:

Gaylynn said...

Wow, lovely stamping. I must give those ink pads a try. Your image looks flawless in ombre.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love your card! Thought all the colors matched perfectly with the button. And thank you for the tip of using a paper scrap to thread your button - ingenious!

Ruby said...

Adorable card. Thanks for the tips.

Linda said...

How sweet and cute your card is!

Life of a Caffeinated Mom said...

I really like the ombré look. It does give the card a wow factor. Love the tip with the button.

DIANA L. said...

This is so sweet. I love the button it really draws your eye back to the buggy beautiful card.
I saw this on Unity FWF. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Doreen said...

Great colour and what a fab image.xxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

So sweet! Love the colors!

Scrapper Myra said...

Oh yes. I have that DCWV stack in a small size and still use it. Actually my papers are mostly old. I have so many that they never can be used completely and new ones come from time to time. I guess it is normal for a scrspbooker. Nice card and tks for sharing at FWF.

Bananastamper said...

So cute! Love the ombre and thank you for the fun tip - I have never thought to use strips of CS to thread thru buttons!
Cheers,
Shanna :)

Janis said...

Great tip on threading the button with cardstock!! Your card is wonderful and will be nice to have on hand for the next little baby boy on the way!!
<3 J

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Joyce said...

What a cute baby card. love the look of that ombre ink, and thanks for the tip about threading a button with card stock. I am going to try that for sure.