February 1, 2017

A BABY IS . . .

My daughter's baby shower was this past weekend. I wanted to make a very special card for the occasion. 

A Carl Sandburg quote, "A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on." was what I chose to hand letter onto a 6" x 6" piece of watercolor paper. Before I did the lettering, however, I created a suitable background to enhance the lettering. I used a combination of inks, Brushos, stencils and sponging.

After I had finished the lettering portion of the card, I mounted it to a 6" x 12" cardstock base to give me a 6" x 6" card.

Being an odd-sized card warranted me bringing out my Envelope Punch Board to make a custom envelope for the card.

This is the envelope closed with the card inside. 

The color scheme I chose for my card matches that of the future Enzo's room. It is in shades of blue, green, gray and white.

Can't wait to meet you, Enzo!



  1. That card is so sweet, love the colors and the wording, it will be a nice memory for your daughter. Congratulations for a grandma to be!

  2. So gorgeous and a new baby how lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at #OvertheMoon Link Up. I've pinned and shared on social media.

  3. Really cute! Congratulations grandma! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY Party!

  4. Obsessed with all the awesome textures in the background of this piece of art! (cuz piece of art is really what it is...) So excited to hear about your grandbaby! Congratulations!! :) #FridayFrivolity

  5. Love the custom card and envelope! Very pretty! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It :)

  6. This is adorable and congratulations! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.