Wednesday, June 1, 2011

CPS #220 Expecting Joy

Can you believe it?  I have another card for you today!  I think I'm just making up for the fact that I didn't post for a couple weeks.

The stamps for this card are old A Muse Artstamps rubber stamps, but they are some of my faves that I turn to over and over for baby shower cards and cards for friends when they first find out they are expecting.  I colored the image with Copic markers and did my best to shade the dress around the belly where it naturally would be shaded.  That's still something I am learning and practicing.  All the paper is from A Muse Studio, along with the beautiful ribbon.  I can't tell you how beautiful the heather purple ribbon is in person.  The photo doesn't do it justice.  The purple gems are from Hero Arts. 

I was inspired for the layout of the card by this week's sketch at Card Positioning Systems, but I decided to turn the sketch on it's side. 

CPS #220

I really like how the card turned out.  I used purple and green because my brother's girlfriend is having a girl and she decided to do her room in purple and green because she hates pink.  I also did the baby shower invites and did them in purple and green and wanted the card for the shower to somewhat match.  Here's what the shower invites look like:

I needed them to be very simple because I had to make 22 of them.  Luckily my brother and his girfriend loved them!  I hope you thought they were cute too!  Have a great night!  Happy Crafting!


  1. Rachael - I've been waiting to see those baby shower invites - Adorable!!

  2. Great cards! Love how you flipped the CPS sketch, thanks for playing along.

  3. Wow great take on the sketch, love your use of colour too! congrats on being picked the winner too xx

  4. Adorable! Congrats on the CPS win.


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