I Changed the Baby

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

babycakes birthday
Before you skip it, think about changing it! It makes me sad when I hear someone dismiss a brand new Close to My Heart paper pack because of the intended theme. Babycakes paper is one of those papers that might get passed over because “I don’t need baby paper.”

babycakes birthday card

My babies are getting pretty big now, so I rarely need a baby themed paper pack or stamp set these days. But I can change that baby paper by focusing on the gorgeous patterns and colors in Babycakes paper pack, and with a little addition of Juniper cardstock, I created a fresh birthday card for a friend. The orange, grey and brown color scheme is so trendy right now, and adding silver sparkle turns up the sophistication level a notch or two.

I also changed up the cork shapes. These Color-Ready Accents can be used with all their natural corky goodness, or you can easily change them up.
babycakes birthday closeup
I dabbed the chevron shapes onto a pigment inkpad, then sprinkled with white embossing powder for a clean white look. I left a bit of the natural cork texture showing through, or you can repeat the pigment/embossing step and create a solid color covering. Try embossing in metallic silver or gold for a little glitz! I added a couple of Opaques adhesive gems in licorice for a final touch to my altered chevrons.

So get more mileage from your paper, more bang for your buck and more uses for your products. Change it, baby!

Close to My Heart products used (click on the link to shop):Babycakes paper pack
Heartfelt Birthday Wish stamp
Glitter Paper (black & grey collection)
Opaques Adhesive Gems (Licorice collection)
Color-Ready Midtown Cork Shapes


Casandra Bennett said...

It's one of my favorite new paper packs, and I agree with you. I do have a customer right now that I've tried to entice to buy this pack, and just skip the complements so they could create Fall, birthday, everyday layouts with. I'm going to have to get busy creating so they can see it for themselves. Love your pretty card. :)

Amy White said...

Tresa, you are the best at "changing up" any paper pack. I love how you find complimenting cardstocks to make the b & t paper really pop. Wish I had that skill!

Lori Allen said...

I would love to know how you always seem to get great pictures of your art work! Love the Changed up Baby Cakes. Outta the box for sure.

Tresa Black said...

Lori, thank you for the compliment! I have a blog post on my artwork photography technique using Picasa here: http://www.fabulouslyartsy.com/2011/10/taking-better-artwork-photos.html

Cheryl Even said...

Love the card. I talked my very hesitant card club ladies into using this pack by promising them non-baby cards, so thanks for a spectacular example!

Anonymous said...

So awesome!!! I miss card club!!! Your work elevates everyone else's soooo much! PLEASE have another card club!!! Sigh. At least I can get my fix of your artistic teachings on here. (Not as amazing as getting to see your work in person though!) Katie Delderfield

vianneylu said...

Love it! (:

Nancy Ball said...

I love your card and your heading....."I changed the baby"....too funny!

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