Tuesday, September 13, 2011

One Layer Wednesday: Baby

The One Layer Wednesday challenge is back after a brief break with the aptly named challenge, "We're back, baby!"  The challenge was to create a one layer baby card.


There is something on this card that I consider absolutely essential for CAS cards - the oval!!  I have a set of small clear ovals by A Muse.  They are perfect for grounding your image, particularly when you are just plopping the image in the middle of white space.  You can put them under vases of flowers or pumpkins or Christmas trees...or...giraffes!!  I stamped the giraffe, masked his feet, inked the oval, stamped it off once on scratch paper and then on to my card for the perfect ground!!

  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Sweet Baby, A Muse Ovalicious
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Whisper White (the BEST paper for good images with solid stamps)
  • Ink: Stampin' Up So Saffron, Pool Party, Going Gray
  • Accessories: ribbon from Hobby Lobby

14 comments:

Cheryl said...

Absolutely adorable! And, you are so right about "grounding" images.

Judy1223 said...

Kim, this is so sweet! I love the ground below the cute giraffe!

I love your blog...just found you and signed on to follow!

Melissa said...

What a sweet, sweet card! Love the grounding effect! The more I see your One Layer Wednesday cards, the more I keep thinking I really need to bop over there and play along! :)

Jenny said...

So adorable Kim, love his little ribbon bow too.
I have that set of ovals too, they just make an image look great instead of good:)
Jenny x
PS My ovals have lost there cling! Any suggestions?

Aileen said...

Sweet baby card, love the giraffe and it's suitable for a boy or a girl. x

Carol said...

What an adorable card...love that giraffe and sentiment! And, you are absolutely right about those AMuse ovals...they rock!

Jen W. said...

That giraffe is adorable especially with his cute bow. And you're right - the ovals are essential. They may cause me to break the shopping ban. :)

Christina said...

Absolutely adorable, Kim! The bow around the giraffe's neck is the sweetest touch, and you are so right about the ovals. Just a perfect one-layer card!

Ann Schach said...

How adorable is this! I love the oval background!

Bonnie said...

This is a darling baby card! Thanks for the tip on the ovals. I never thought of that.

kingstonmama said...

I love your baby card, Kim. That little giraffe is so cute, and the oval works so well. I have one that I like to use, too. Ann

Tracy said...

Beautiful ! I love that stamp set, I would love to get it :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I didn't even realise that you could get oval stamps! You are right ... they do "ground" the image! Super cute, Kim! Hugs xxaxx

Jennifer said...

Adorable card with an absolutely perfect layout!

Love the little bow and the sweet giraffe!

Wonderful job on the challenge and thanks for playing along with OLW63!