Friday, August 26, 2016

Retro Rubber Challenge No.45 - Baby Girl Card with Clear and Simple Stamps


Hello everyone!!  Did you know that today is National Dog Day?  I didn't either until I started to see all these posts on Facebook and Instagram.  In honor of today...and because I freakin LOVE dogs (all animals really)....and we have 6 dogs...I thought I would post 2 of my favorite photos of the dogs - 

Top to bottom is - Sunshine (son of Max and Bella), Latte (son of Max and Bella and Sunshine's best friend), Max (father of Sunshine and  Latte - and  Whiskey and Capuccino, both of whom have been adopted), Bandido (who showed up on our door for one night and has yet to leave), and Bella (The Princess who puts up with all the others).

Sasha, the Pit, who is 5 years old and, unfortunately, does not play nice with the other 5.  So she stays with us in the store.

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, I will posting a few other photos of the beasts.  LOL

Now, for today's card.  Today is the last day to enter a card in the Retro Rubber's Challenge No. 45 - Sketch Challenge!  I already entered a baby boy card and today I wanted to show a step by step for a baby girl card.  

I started with a top folding A2 white card base and covered the front with a piece of designer paper from the Nana's Nursery Baby Girl stack by DCWV.  I cut a strip of dark pink cardstock, 5 1/2" x 1" and a piece of light pink cardstock, 5 1/2" x 7/8".  I adhered the light pink cardstock to the dark pink, adhered them to the card front, and the stamped the phrase from the Cart Pals: Baby set by Clear & Simple Stamps.


Next was to stamp a few images from the same Cart Pals: Baby set - the wagon, the rabbit, and the presents with a rabbit on top.  Had my Scan N Cut cut them out (or you can fussy cut them).  Then, using Stitched Circle Layers by Memory Box, I cut 2 circles - larger one from the dark pink cardstock and the smaller one from the light pink cardstock.  Then I colored in the images, adhered them to the light pink circle, which I adhered to the dark pink circle, which I adhered to the card front, next to the phrase.  


Last think was to glue some light pink and yellow paper flowers to each side of the circles.  


Done!  Just as simple as the boy card.  You still have time to enter a card in the challenge. Just click HERE for all the info on the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.  Until next time - 

Hugs from Brasil - 

Michael

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful card and I will give the dogs some love also. How did you ever get them to sit for a photo?

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    1. Thanks Lois! The photo was just pure luck. I was standing in front of them and they were just quiet, looking at me. So I shot the photo. LOL

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  2. Another beautiful card Michael, love that cute image, the bunnies look like they are having fun! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber twice this time, hope to see you again soon. Claire DT

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    1. Thanks so much Claire! Well, I had to play twice since people were asking for a baby girl card too. Glad you like them both!

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  3. Awww, Michael, you did give us a baby girl card. And adorable it is!! Thank you for having twice the fun with Retro Rubber this week. Love seeing you in the gallery!! (And my two girls say hi to all of your crew!)

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    1. Thanks Katy! I had to give a baby girl card too!! LOL. Glad I played along too and tell your girls that my crew are sending barks...lots of them.

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  4. What a great baby girl card! It is fun to see how the sketch can be used in different ways. Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber.

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    1. Thanks so much Neva! Was fun to play along this time!

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  5. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber, good luck!!! Amy DT

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    1. Thanks so much Amy. Glad you like. Was fun to play along!

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  6. First...love your dogs! Dogs are the best and so sweet and I love that pic of them on the stairs. Your card is very cute and another good one for a boy. I have to tell you about the bunnies and the gift...it reminds me just a little bit about my dream. Anyone who knows me knows that my dreams are really. Just wonky to say the least. The other night I had a lengthy dream but it ended where I was sitting with a current co-worker and an old one at a round table. Suddenly I see my boss, dressed in a bunny outfit, that was really quite a big outfit he was wearing. It was mango colour with white polka-dots and he was hopping around giving out treats. He gave the one girl some smarties, the other a Kinder Surprise and he gave me a golden Kinder surprise. He then hopped away smiling and happy. Ok...my boss is not anything like this, in fact, he may say 5 words to me in a day. He is very stoic. I woke up , shook my head and thought, What the??. Now I see your gift and it is coloured in the exact colour I dreamed of with polka dots and bunnies around the gift...wild!

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    1. First of all, this was the BEST comment I have ever read on my blog. Keep em coming. LOL. This is WILD! Maybe your boss is trying to tell you to buy this stamp set? LOL I don't dream much, at least I do not remember my dreams, but I did dream once about a giant rabbit chasing me...still have no idea what it meant but it stayed with me. Anyway, glad you love the dogs. They are the best but a lot of work!! The amount of stray dogs on the streets here kills me. I actually walk around with treats in my knapsack for any strays that come near me. Sigh...I need a bigger piece of land to get them all!

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  7. Aww! Cute dogs! Love your card! Especially how you added the flowers. Such perfect balance! Thanks so much for doing the challenge!!

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    1. Thanks so much Christine! The dogs say thanks too!! LOL

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  8. Oh Michael, what amazing group of doggies you have there, WOW!! I bet they are a handful but there is nothing like the love of a dog and you have 6!!!!!
    Now, your card is so sweet and beautiful for a little girl, fabulous pattern paper, very fitting for this card, love the bunnies and the flowers, just beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you join us again next time. ;)
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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    1. thanks so much Maria!! Yes, they are a handful! But, if I had more space, we would have more! Glad you love the card as much as I do.

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  9. Great card for the new baby. Love the flowers around the circle of bunnies. The pic of the dogs is awesome that they would stay on the steps long enough for you to snap their picture.

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    1. Thanks HJ. Glad you like the card. The dogs are awesome...most of the time.....and it was pure luck that they were sitting there like that. I just grabbed my phone and shot the photo!!

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  10. What great picture of your beautiful dogs! Of course your card is beautiful too!

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    1. LOL. Glad you love the dogs...and the card too....LOL. Thanks for stopping by the blog!

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  11. Nice card for the new baby!!! Your dogs are cute too. Thanks for sharing with Retro Rubber!

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    1. Thanks Donna. Glad you like the card and the dogs (they say thanks, by the way). LOL

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