Here is the card I submitted for this weeks challenge on Emily's Blog. I used the Amimals Spotted Giraffe and made a baby card...My neighbour is due any day so I figured this would be a good time to make a baby card and why not use Emily's challenge??!!
This is the picture Emily posted and you had to use any of the colours and you had to use Buttons for an embellishment...I confess, I thought one of the colours was dark brown, it was actually black...but I did use the blue and the ivory!!
I stamped the Giraffe on watercolour paper and coloured it in with Rangers Antique Linen and SU's chocolate chip. the base of the card is from Bazzill and the patterned paper is from Heidi Grace - Tall Flowers. I inked the edges of the image with Chocolate chip ink and then layered it on bashful blue and Chocolate chip paper. I punched 3 holes with my SU 1/2" circle punch and centred the buttons inside. The little bow at the top is made with blue satin ribbon and I wrapped a tiny piece of chocolate grosgrain around the centre. (My friend Leslie who always makes beautiful bows on her cards tried to teach me too...it didn't work so I cheat and use this nifty bow making tool called the "bow easy"). When the card is open, it looks like this...with Welcome Baby (from SU's short and sweet set) stamped inside.
I really liked how this turned out so I decided to make a girl baby one as well...Here is how it turned out
Aren't they cute??!!