It's Not All Black and White

Monday, April 26, 2010

Bridal Shower

I had a bridal shower to go to this past Saturday, and of course I waited 'til the last minute to make a card. I figured on just using one from "my stash", but then I couldn't stand not having one that matched the brown and green swirled gift bag. So Saturday morning saw me throwing this together quickly before heading out the door. Fortunately it came together pretty easily.

I printed the sentiment from my computer, being sure to leave enough room to stamp the cake (Lizzie Anne's Dream Big) above, which I did using Memento rich cocoa ink, and colored with a bit of green and gray Copics. I layered it on celery, then chocolate chip with a punched border. The background, I ran the edges along my brown ink pad before embossing with the birds and swirls cuttlebug folder. The greens of the flower, cake and butterflies really do match much better in real life, I promise. I wished I had snapped a pic of the inside too. It looks so pretty with matching wedding rings in green overlapping the matching sentiment. I love having something to stamp on the inside of my cards. That way I don't have to come up with something to say myself. I can just sign my name.

BABY:
I've had a few questions about how the baby is doing, so if you're interested...Things are going quite well. I can't complain other than the typical heartburn and back pain type things. And, well, I guess that's just par for the course. There's lots of movement going on in there which is exciting and reassuring. The ultrasound technician couldn't be sure if it's a girl or a boy, but she said "probably" a girl. I go back for another in a couple of weeks or so, so maybe we'll get a better view. I haven't bought any of my nursery furniture or decor yet, but I have it all picked out. We just went to look at paint this morning before Josh had to head out to work. I'll be sure to share a photo in a couple of months when it's all put together. Thanks for asking!

12 comments:

Juls said...

this is very stylish and classy!! Love it! Hugs Juls

veronica said...

i always love it when the card matches the wrapping paper!

nice update on baby on board, my sis-in-law just had a boy & my cousin-in-law is due to have a boy in aug.

Jen said...

oh, so pretty!! i understand the need to have your card match your packaging...we all do! love, love, love!!

Keva said...

That's a great card! I love the colors...and that cake stamp is beautiful!

Rose Ann said...

You've done such a beautiful job with this, and so incredible that you were able to do it quickly! I love that stylish cake, the pretty colors, texture, and your fabulous embellishment!!

Alex said...

Gorgeous card Bethany, I love how classy it looks and that flower is beautiful! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

milkshake007 said...

That's wonderful news about the baby.....I haven't been on your blog in a while. I'm very happy for you!!

Belinda said...

Lovely card! I like when my card matches the packaging too! Heehee!

Dawn Easton said...

Glad to hear that all is going well with the baby! It's always so exciting when movement happens!!! I remember Chloe being super active after I ate ;)

Your card is beautiful~! Love that clean and crisp look!

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful and sweet, Bethany! I've always thought this was the prettiest cake set. Your card is so perfectly clean and crisp, and not a thing overdone. I love the flower, too!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful color combo, just love that mix of green and classic white!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! Very classy card!
Oh yea... glad you are doing so good and lots of movement. The heartburn wasn't fun, but their is a reward at the end! Thanks for the update....