…aka “Still not a Valentine’s Day card”.

It’s not my fault.  I needed a baby card.  Honest.

Yet another High Hopes stamp.  I chose this one more for necessity than anything as I’m light on baby an wedding stamps and probably always will be.  They’re just not my thing.

Luckily, this stamp was cute enough to make me want to own it.  I will have to give it another try on a standard card as today’s card is a larger 5X6.5 inches.  Quite a challenge for most of us 4.25X5.5 cardmakers.  It can be intimidating filling all that empty space on a larger card.

Oooh, bonus.  You can see some of the glitter in the picture.  A post-Christmas miracle!  The photo corners, wheels on the carriage, border of the image circle and border of the sentiment all have been glitter-fied. (glitterified?)  I also blinged up the sentiment by adding pale yellow rhinestones to all the larger letter “O”s. 

You can also see another one of my unusual ribbon additions – I made a loop of ribbon and sandwiched it between the matted sentiment and the largest mat.  I’m not good with the ribbon so mine is usually incorporated in a different way on a greeting card.  I think I like it.

Background paper is SU patterned paper – I think it’s called Petals and Paisley or vice versa.  It’s the only SU patterned paper I own.  I am always tempted to buy their paper but I always bail in favour of more stamps.

Nestability rectangles were used to cut out the sentiment and mats and my new circles were used for the stamped image.  I think I’ll try a large rectangle the next time I use this stamp. (a smaller card too – these large cards are hard on the nerves!)

I wonder if I’ll get to make another card tomorrow? 

Supplies used: High Hopes stamp, SU hostess set, Nestabilities rectangles and circles, SU photo corner punch, white cardstock, SU bordering blue and so saffron CS, SU grosgrain ribbon in old olive, SU patterned paper, yellow rhinestones, glue dots, doodlebug glitter (clear and bumblebee), Martha Stewart glitter (onyx), Sakura Quickie glue pen (for adhering glitter), SU dye inks, watercolouring brush.