Thursday, February 04, 2016

Delight in the Little One


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a baby card I made for my good friend, Deepti (Dee's Art Utophia).  I had the pleasure of working on three design teams with Deepti over the past three years.  She is a very talented artist and has her own line of stamps (dee's artsy impressions), which are sold through STAMPlorations.

This is the first child for Deepti and her husband Vikas.  Congrats to both of you on the exciting arrival of Siddharth on Jan. 29th!

The girls over at STAMPlorations are having a blog hop in Deepti's honour, so I'm joining in with this card, which is already in the mail to Deepti. :)

I used the acetate smooshing technique (click HERE for video tutorial by Laura Bassen).  This technique gives you a little more control than regular smooshing, as you can place your colour were you want.  I love this fun backdrop for the sweet mama and baby elephants. :)

The elephants are stamped onto soft gray cardstock, then paper pieced and popped up between layers to give them lots of dimension.  Glossy accents were added to the eyes for a bit of shine, along with some sequins in the background for a little sparkle.

I hope you'll come join in the fun at the blog hop and play along.

Thanks for coming by for a visit!







Stamps:  Lil' Hoot (Hero Arts); Fond Expressions 2 (STAMPlorations)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Smoky Slate (SU!)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Smoky Slate (SU!); Distress inks:  Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Piece of acetate, water mister, glossy accents, sequins

Challenges:
STAMPlorations - Deepti Popped.  A Mommy- Baby Blog Hop

26 comments:

Julie B said...

Love the background t those sweet eleflumps. :)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love the softness of this beautiful design Loll! Such a lovely card for a new baby! Sweet! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Lol...
Hugs Sylvie xx

TK said...

Such a cute card, she will love it!

Mac Mable said...

Such a cute and adorable card. Love the background and the colours you've used x

shirley-bee said...

Totally gorgeous card, Loll! Deepti will love it!

Ingrid said...

Super cute card my friend! Love those light baby colors - I'm sure Deepti loved it! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, mercy, what more can one want in a card?! I love your controlled smooching, Lolly, and the googly-eyed elphies are SO adorable!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Dolly

Susan said...

Beautiful background for the adorable elephants! Perfect placement of the sequins (something I struggle with!).

nancy littrell said...

OMG your elephants are so sweet Loll :-) I love how you sponged and popped up your elephants. Your soft Smooshed background and sequins were the perfect touch too. Dee and DH will Love your card. TFS your card and the link to the technique. Hugs, Nancy

Donna said...

Loll, your craft style is always inspirational. I love your CAS/mixed media approach to card making.
Super fun card, my friend. X

Lee-Anne said...

Utterly adorable, Loll! Just the perfect bit of color with the smooshing technique! LOVE!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

This card is very touching. Beautiful, full dimension and love. Deepti surely will be very pleased. Thank you for the message that is mom. That's a great message. Maybe I can send a card? Can you get a shipping address cards for Deepti?
With love,
BozenA

harrahx2 said...

Great background and adorable card Loll. Still adjusting to the new look here!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So adorable! Those eyes!! :)

MaryH said...

What a delicious & fun card. Love the soft smooched colors behind these delightful elly's. Brilliant idea to pop them up as you've done, and add the googly eyes. Great card for a wonderfully happy occasion. TFS & have a great wkend.

cm said...

ACK! How adorable are those elephants, cuddling atop your pretty smooshed background! Such a sweet way to welcome Deepti's little one to the world!
Hugs~c

Karen B said...

Just love your card Loll..........as will Deepti and Vikas. Those elephants are to die for and the background is perfect to set them off.

Hugs.

Karen xxx

sandie said...

I do like that subtle background and adorable image. Have a good day xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Loll...love your little elephants and your background shows them off so well

Anne

Linda said...

This is so much fun .... those elephants are just too cute!!
Have a lovely weekend xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Loll, I can't tell you what a delight it was to open up your blog and see the bright, white, easy to read blog design!! Very beautiful and appealing!! Now about your sweet sweet card, isn't that just adorable! Love the soft pastels in the background and the glossy eyes adds a touch of realism! Love the card and Love your new blog! hugs :)

Anita in France said...

How sweet, Loll ... wonderfully soft smooshing ... perfect behind those adorable ellies with their cute GA eyes! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely darling card, Loll! Deepti is going to love it so much! What a great idea to paper piece the ellies with soft gray c/s, and your smooshed background is perfect!

Bonnie said...

I love the softness of this kind of smooshing! And those elephants are adorable!

Brenda said...

What a super cute baby card Loll! I love that background and the momma and baby elephants, how sweet are they?!! Perfect for the new family. Hugs, Brenda