Sunday, March 19, 2017

Clean and Simple Moon Baby: PP336

Our wonderful and talented friend, Joanne, is hostess this week at The Paper Players with a sweet Clean-and-Simple challenge:
I was thrilled with this challenge because it gave me another excuse to use the adorable Moon Baby set!
This sweet little nugget just makes me smile every time I stamp with it.  So sweet!  The base of my card is thick Whisper White cardstock which I covered with a piece of Soft Sky embossed with the [retired] Swiss Dot folder.  I associate Swiss Dot fabric with sweet baby outfits and delicate details so it was a natural choice for this card.
So you might be wondering what I did here......well, sweet Joanne is the queen of the partial die-cutting technique (where part of your stamped image goes beyond the edge of the die cut) and she inspired me to do the same with today's card. 
Although I didn't use a die cut, the technique is the same.  After I stamped the image on a piece of Shimmery White cardstock, I used my rotary trimmer to cut in from the sides stopping just at the moon.  From there, I fussy-cut around the sweet little cherub.  I really like the way it frames the image and emphasizes the direction of the moon.
I added a little doily folded in half under the main panel.  You can't see it here but it's brushed with Wink of Stella--love!  This is a CAS challenge so I kept the layers and embellishments to a minimum but the moon needed a little special treatment.  Some looped silver thread was just the thing!
I couldn't neglect the inside and there are some other sweet stamps in this set.  I colored these little guys with a mixture of watercolor pencils + blender pens and [retired] Blendabilites markers.  So cute!

I know that the rest of The Paper Players design team have some more adorable Baby creations for you--be sure to check them out!  Maybe you will even play along before our challenge ends on Friday, March 24th at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by!

The Paper Players Design Team 
Claire Broadwater
Sandy Mathis 


Linda Callahan said...

This is so sweet! Love the dotted embossing folder with this image!

LeAnne said...

Love this technique....this little sleepyhead is perfect for partial diecutting!!! And the inside is just as sweet as the outside!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Nance - this is one of my favourite baby sets too and I love the partial diecut (always a favourite with me!!!) This card is on my CASE list for sure!

laurie said... cute! and clever that idea Nance. So cute on the inside too!

Have a great week:)

Nancy said...

Absolutely precious inside and out.

stampwithsandy said...

That sweet little baby nestled in the moon is just precious, as are the cute images inside your card, Nance! Love your off-the-edge cutting too, I keep meaning to try that technique.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...
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Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Absolutely adorable and clever, Nance! The sweet baby in the moon, oh my... said...

Awwwhhh what an adorable lil one! And I LOVE your layout!!!

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, this is precious! That little baby is adorable! Love the doily and the way you cut the image. So clever! Hope you are having a great week! XX