Saturday, August 29, 2015

Blue is for Boy

It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to Clean and Simple.
Joanna is our hostess and she has chosen the code word -BLUE.
I hope you can play along and see what BLUE inspires you to make.
 This challenge's sponsor is CAS-UAL FRIDAYS STAMPS and
the prize is a $20 gift certificate to their store.
My stash is in need of some baby cards, so...Blue to me means boy!
Here's the card I came up with:
I used Paper Smooches Stamps, Lawn Fawn stitched hillside borders die,
and Simon Says Stamp holiday shapes die for the little hearts.
The thing I liked best about this card is the way you can get a straight sentiment
to curve and follow your own design.
Here's how:
I did this on the inside of my card. 
First, place a acrylic block over the card.
then place your stamp ( with the smooth back side up) on top of the acrylic...
curving the words to match the curve of the paper underneath.
This sentiment was rather thick,
so I cut small notches along the edges so that it would bend better.
Next you place another acrylic block on top of your curved letters:
Lift this top acrylic block and your stamp is ready to stamp!
Looks like this:
I first learned this technique from watching a Jennifer McGuire video.
Cool Beans...right?
Hope you'll give it a try.
'till next time,


  1. What a sweet baby card, Doni! Love the way you have used blue and the curved sentiment :)

  2. Adorable Doni!! Love this design ... so sweet! And thanks for the tip about cutting small notches so that the sentiment bends ... I had never heard of that before!! xx

  3. What a totally adorable baby card Doni, great images and love the layout on a curve. Stunning!

  4. Ever since I saw your card in the Admin gallery, I couldn't wait to tell you ~ I really LOVE it, Doni! Such sweet images, and I love how you created the hill, and added those sweet little blue hearts! Really darling card!

  5. Such a lovely baby card! I looove this image from PS, the elephants are so darling cute!

  6. Doni, this is so sweet! Great card for a baby boy ;) Love your use of the patterned paper as a ground and for tiny hearts -Ksenija

  7. Oohhh such a nice and sweet card awesome.

  8. What a cute and beautiful card. Love the curved sentiment technique, one to file away, thanks. Loving the colour 'Blue' and your CAS card.

  9. This is so cute, Doni ... that swooshy sentiment is fabulous along the edge of the 'ground' ... and so fun with those sweet ellies! Thanks so much for your visit and sweet words! Anita :)

  10. such a sweet and adorable card

  11. Doni, your little blue elephant cradled with the grey Mama elephant is fabulous - and adorable. I also love the way you put the sentiment on a curve. A card that any new Mama would love

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