Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #555

The calendar says it is Tuesday, which means it is time for a new challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Tuesday Morning Sketches
Thanks for a great sketch, Melissa.

When I made my card for this week's sketch, I sort of went at it backwards.
  I saw all those strips on the sketch in various shades and wasn't sure how I was going to accomplish that.  Using a SU die, I cut 4 scalloped strips from white glitter paper.  That was the easy part.  
A note about the glitter paper: It is printable glitter paper from WalMart and is fantastic!  Doesn't get glitter in your printer.  Great for printing digital images or stamping them and it colors nicely. Look in the office supply aisle. It's available in some colors too.
 With a blue promarker and a ruler, I colored the first strip once, the second one twice, the third one three times, and the fourth one four times, making each strip a darker shade of blue.  Then I also cut 4 1/4" strips and colored those in much the same manner until I got the desired shades I wanted.  That was going to work, just fine.  But, now what?  
The first sheet of patterned paper I found in my box of partial sheets was this pretty baby boy paper.  And then a certain stamp popped into my mind and the card started to take shape. 
The Doodle Baby Carriage  by Sweet Stamps was a purchase I made at my very first stamp show over 10 years ago.  The fact that I could find it now, in my much larger stash, is a bit miraculous.
 I stamped it in a blue ink that matched, rounded the corners, then mounted it on a square of the white glitter paperafter giving it a blue edge with the same blue promarker I had used before and popped it onto the card front.  I made another blue frame around a piece of white cs just a bit smaller than the card front, in order to make the patterned paper stand out more and unify the whole design.  Adding a few stickers, here and there, completed the card.   Except, it had no sentiment.  
I found a set of small sentiment stamps by Taylored Expressions, held my breath, and added CONGRATS to the card.
Now if the new baby my granddaughter is expecting is a boy, I'll be ready.  Too soon to tell.

Hope you'll play along with us this week
at  Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Please visit again and stay safe!

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I Love Promarkers Challenge #410 -  AG using promarkers 
Shopping Our Stash Challenge 420 - Oh the Places You'll Go (Wouldn't a nice walk about the park pushing a perambulator be wonderful right now?)
Through the Craft Room Door Week of May 19th - Always Anything Goes 


  1. Such a sweet baby card, Debi and that stamp doesn't look old at all.I love using my "vintage"stamps!

  2. This is so pretty & unique. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member xxx

  3. Gorgeous baby card, I love that carriage! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkles Monthly.
    Tammy x

  4. Lovely card, that is such a pretty carriage.

  5. How fun it was hearing of your process of making this! Great idea coloring your scallop trim and perfect little details for the sequins and circles!

  6. Sweet card, I love blue color.
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

  7. Lovely card, love that pram image!
    Thanks for travelling with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

  8. Sweet baby card!!
    And great way to get the different shades for the strips!!

  9. Very sweet baby card! I have a feeling that after this quarantine, we'll be needing a stack of those. I've already learned that some dear friends of ours is expecting their 2nd child.

    Thanks for the tip on the glitter paper. I'll have to check that out when I finally brave Walmart.

  10. Nice babycard. I like it. Thanks for joining us at EAC.


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