HSS Technique Challenge #85-Impress Us!

Good Morning! This weeks Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge is all about embossing. The designers have some incredible projects to show off, so make sure to take a peek at their projects.
We moved into our neighborhood almost a year ago. And within that year 4 babies have been born with another due in January, 2- turned 1 year, 5- turned 4 years, etc. Out of 13 homes in our cul-de-sac 10 have kids-ALL of which are 13 and younger. Needless to say we've had A LOT of birthdays and babies this year. I wanted to share a card I made for one of the new baby boys on our block.

I started with a Marina Mist base and added an embossed Whisper White piece. Embossing always adds an instant WOW! To the side I placed a Wild Wasabi Patterned Stack piece and used my Circle cutter to add the Bashful Blue Patterned Stack piece. The adorable image and sentiment are from the Baby Steps set that has since retired. This was stamped in Marina Mist ink. The heart was punched from Riding Hood Red card stock with the Heart to Heart punch and covered with Crystal Effects for some added shine. The sentiment was stamped onto a thin strip of WW, and I actually used the 3/4" square punch to create the banner ends, so cool. Coordinating gingham and taffeta ribbon were added to finish the card off. 
Feeling inspired? We'd love for you to stop by and impress us with your creative project this week!

Paper: Marina Mist {119682}, Whisper White {100730}, Subtles Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack {117152} Riding Hood Red {111348} Ink: Marina Mist {119668} Stamps: Baby Steps {retired} Tools: Paper Cutter {104152}, Paper Snips {103579}, SNAIL Adhesive {104332}, 3/4" Square Punch {retired}, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine {113439}, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder {117335}, Heart to Heart Punch {119881} Embellishments: Blue Gingham Ribbon {retired}, 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon {109070}, Crystal Effects {101055}, Stampin' Dimensionals {104430} 


Bada-Bing Creations said...

Such a sweet card! You're right, an embossing folder can add instant wow! And that is a LOT of little kids on your block! We need to find a street like that in a year or two when we start a family:-)

Just a Thought.... said...

What a sweet card!! Love the elephants walking one by one!! Cute!!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wow - that's A LOTTA kids!!!!!

What a great card! Love those elephants!!!

Maria :)

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

You are the sweetest person every:) Thanks so much for all of your encouraging comments:) I LOVE your work!

inkedx2 said...

This is a cute baby card. I love the banner. Wish mine looked like that when I did them.

Anne Marie said...

Wowza, sonds like you always need baby cards on your block! This is absolutely adorable! Great color combo and that stamp has always been one of my favorties. The shiny heart is the perfect touch! :)

stampinbygenny said...

Shannon, This is such a cute baby card. I love the dotted dsp with the embossed background. The colors are perfect!