I really hope you’ll be able to see the details in this card.  It’s a pregnancy congratulations card for some first-time parents and as the card is for both of them I didn’t want to use an image of a pregnant woman (of which I only have 3 anyway and none of them are particularly wonderful) so that left me with a baby or a baby animal.  I went with a baby.  No particular reason.

I decided to paper piece the baby carriage in the image – originally I was going to glue the paper directly on the stamped image but it was thicker patterned paper (cardstock weight) so I used dimensionals and the carriage really pops out on this card.

Not sure if you can tell that the wheels are on dimensionals as well.  There’s glitter on the band of ribbons running across the carriage (I used my Copic Spica clear pen) but it doesn’t show in the pic.   I also used lots of Ranger Antique Linen distress ink on the edges of just about everything. (left the ribbon alone)

The ribbon is from this year’s Sale-a-bration bundle.  It’s great ribbon and I’m actually using it which leads me to believe that I don’t use my other ribbon because it’s not a width I find easy to work with.  I must remember that next time I buy ribbon.

The paper is K&Co – Brenda Walton – which has rapidly become a favourite of mine.  I still like Basic Grey but the double sided papers really help mix and match patterns on cards.  I don’t need to wonder if the patterns really go together.

The computer-generated verse on the inside was written by me so I’m a little bit worried that the person who requested the card won’t like it.  I am actually a decent poet but rarely use those skillz anymore.

Time to start work!