Saturday, January 17, 2009

It's A Boy! Baby Cards

At Card Positioning Systems blog this coming week, we thought we would put a little different slant on the normal schedule so each team member went back over the last 99 sketches and we each picked the sketch we wanted to work with. Another little fun aspect of this weeks cards is that we put our focus on new little baby boys since Tami, our chief sketch creator, and her family recently welcomed a new little guy into their home. I used sketch #5
The main accent on my card is a sailboat stamped with one of my new Martha Stewart stamps. I competely coated the image with the Aleene’s® Paper Glaze after I cut it out giving it an epoxy look. That was then added to the front of the card with foam tape for added dimension.
Since I am already on the theme of "BABIES", I wanted to show off another card with that theme. This is actually using Sketch #40 from CPS. The stamps are by Crafty Secrets and I loved the vintage look of the stamps and the papers.
For my main focus piece, I painted a piece of chipboard with a dark paint and then painted Ranger's Crackle paint over that. When the paint dried and cracked, you can then see the dark undercolor through the cracks.
I stamped the baby buggy on a piece of plain white cardstock and then coated that with Ranger's clear Crackle Accents. This cracks as it dries. I inked this piece with a dark brown stamp pad so that the edges were inked and some of that ink with into my cracks so help show them off.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Materials: Cardstock
Patterned paper – Choco Collection/Quick Quotes
Boat Clear Stamp – Martha Stewart
Greeting stamp – Rubber Soul
Stamp pad - Memento
Corner rounder punch- Fiskars
Border punch - Fiskars
Star brads – Making Memories
Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®/Tulip
3M foam tape
Patterned Papers and stamps - Crafty Secrets
Ranger Crackle Paint and Crackle Accents
Clearsnap Stamp pads
Scallop edge scissors


  1. This card is really lovely, very unique I really like it.

  2. such gorgeous them!

  3. Love your cards, Linda. The MS stamp is super cute. I'm sure Tami loved it. And that vintage card. Wow, right up my alley. LOVE it.

  4. Oooh, these are beautiful! I love the aging techniques on the second one!

  5. Totally cute card for Tami and your vintage one is stunning as well!

    Have a great day!


  6. Wow! These are both awesome cards! Love the vintage feel of that second one, the crackling is so cool and that cream background piece looks just like a vintage chenille bedspread! Love it!

  7. Both of your cards are wonderful. I am partial to the Vintage baby card it is absolutely gorgeous. I am so glad that I found your blog. You are such an inspiration to me.


  8. The cream card is INCREDIBLE and so soft & sweet! Love the quote, too. TFS!
    D =)

  9. Your first card is such a fun card boy card, and the second one is fantastic, I love the browns you have used and also the effects you have created with the egg glaze and blending brown on the edges.

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog

    Sarah x

  10. Both cards are wonderful. Not seen the MS boat stamp -- very cute. Awesome vintage baby card. Love the image and the wonderful glaze treatment. Super take on the sketches!

  11. gorgeous!! I love the crackle. The main image is so beautiful.

  12. Gorgeous cards! I LOVE the crackling!