Baby, We've Grown

Sometimes all you need is a pretty sketch to draw a design together.  I love the Baby, We've Grown stamp set and I reached for it immediately for this card.  The colour palette was easy too - who doesn't love pink for baby girl projects?  It had to be tones of Melon Mambo so I could colour with my new Blendabilities markers.  So all I needed was a layout and when I saw the Retro Sketches challenge this week everything just fell into place for me.

I had my Stampin' Sponge out because we are doing some ink sponging in class this Saturday.  It inspired me to add sponging here.  Melon Mambo is a bit of a bolder tone than I would normally go for a baby project, but the softer sponged tones lend that gentler look.

The sponging has been done directly on the white card front.  I've created a tag shaped window in another panel of white card and layered this on top with dimensionals - 'revealing' the colour beneath and framing my featured imagery.


  1. Oh, this is SOOOOO beautiful, Jen! Love the tiny hearts scattered on the card, and the tag-shaped window is genus.

  2. Very sweet Jenn. Did you hand cut the tag window??

    1. Lovely to hear from you Barb (and of course you too Christine!). I handcut the window with my Paper Trimmer, using a craft knife to cut the tag top. The knife is a little blunt and so the result is not as clean as I would like. When I recreate this design I might try a die from the Apothecary Framelits instead.

  3. What a sweet baby card! I love the tag window you created and the baby booties. :)

    Thanks for joining us this week at RetroSketches!