Over on Anna Griffin, she recently released her Baby Icon Cut and Emboss Folders. Baby cards are often the hardest items for me to keep in stock. They're often my biggest sellers at trade shows, and as someone in their 30s, I know so many people having little ones. So I went to work. I really didn't know where to begin my day, so I started with creating a whole slew of sentiments.
I often struggle with what a baby card should say, but Best Wishes kind of covers all the bases. But that didn't really help with inspiration. I went looking for Sketch Challenges. The first challenge comes courtesy of Sketch Saturday:
And here was my result:
Using an assortment of pattern papers, I was really happy with the result. I ended up using the horsey cut so that the little mustache could peek through.
Over on Try Stampin' on Tuesday, they're up to their milestone 500th sketch. Here was the sketch:
And here was my creation based on that:
I was thrilled with this result. It feels both festive and fun. The patterned paper (c/o of Lawn Fawn) really added a nice dimension.
Finally, on Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, they offered this sketch:
When I saw this challenge, I wanted to pull out my new Gothic Window dies, but I already committed to baby cards today. Changing the window felt big and sort of felt like I was tainting the integrity of the sketch, so I wanted to make sure I kept the flowers to nod to the original Sketch.
Where the other patterned papers popped, this one didn't quite work. I kind of wish I textured the background yellow. Nevertheless, the neutrality of the card plays into why I think it still works.
So that was the start of my day today, I'm sure this won't be the last time I play with these baby emboss folders.
Be sure to check back later this week for my Cricut Mug Press review!
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