Big News, Baby!

They say babies like bright colors – I certainly hope so!

Maui Stamper Big News Barnyard BabiesThis was another card I brought to convention as a general swap.  I confess that I struggled with the colors a bit, and when they were all completed I wished I’d stamped the lamb in Watermelon Wonder – but it is what it is.

  • Stamps:  Big News, Barnyard Babies
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder, Early Espresso
  • Accessories:  Hearts Border punch, Blushing Bride cotton ribbon, Two-way Glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds, the Big Shot and Large Polka Dot TIEF

The embossed background just doesn’t show up in this photo, and I’m sorry.  It makes a difference.But I made a special tool to position those hearts:

Maui Stamper Big News Barnyard BabiesIt’s a strip of card stock – I must throw out a hundred of these a month – with holes punched in it.  And it just so happens that those holes line up perfectly with those hearts:

Maui Stamper Big News Barnyard BabiesI decided where I wanted the hearts on the first card and made a template.  I placed the template across the bottom of the sentiment and made tiny dots with the tip of a sharp pencil.  Remove the template, put a dab of Tombo (the Wonder Adhesive) on each pencil mark, and drop in the punched hearts.  As Mr. Maui Stamper and I like to say when we’re working on a project, it’s CUSTOM.

Maui Stamper Big News Barnyard BabiesSpeaking of Mr. Maui Stamper, I tried to be as clandestine as possible with the Dazzling Diamonds.  He was traveling a bit around the time I made these, so I had a little extra time to try and cover my tracks.  My observation when all was said and done is that there is no hiding Dazzling Diamonds.  You either do it or you don’t.  And for now, I think I won’t.

Maui Stamper Big News Barnyard BabiesI mentioned that I struggled with the colors…This was how I began.  But I didn’t have a Watermelon Wonder ribbon that I could put in the corner, and using markers to get two colors on the Big News stamp wasn’t something I wanted to do 25 times over.  Sometimes these decisions make themselves.



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