Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I Dig You Baby Card


As soon as I saw the “I Dig You” set in the new catalog, I knew I had to have it!  Having so many new little boys coming into our family, I could see where it would be put to good use!  First off, I needed a baby congrats card, so I went to work!


I used a bunch of fun new In Colors on this card, and did some markering to get the animals popping out of the top of the dump truck:


The background is done using the new Stripes embossing folder and Lucky Limeade ink, and was shown at convention (but I can’t remember by whom!).  Ink the embossing folder on the raised side using a brayer and the Limeade ink, then run it through the Big Shot with a square of Whisper White cardstock.  Reink the embossing folder, turn the cardstock a quarter turn, making sure the stripes are perpendicular and even,  and run it through again.  It makes a wonderful embossed “gingham” effect! 


I used a tag from Lots of Tags and stamped my sentiment and a little heart from Itty Bitty Bits in Tangerine Tango, anchoring it with a new Polka Dot In Color brad,  and added a fun layered sentiment on the inside, using a sentiment from Petite Pairs (I have used that set SO much already!):


Thanks for visiting today!


Wee Details:

  • Stamps:  I Dig You, Petite Pairs, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Itty Bitty Bits
  • Paper:  Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Pool Party
  • Ink:  Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango, Basic Gray
  • Acc:  Circle Punches, Brads, In Color Brad, Lots of Tags Die, Markers in Tangerine Tango, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Bashful Blue, Nestie, Dimensionals


  1. Gingham effect! Really! I thought it was dsp! Wonderful card for the little one!

  2. Amazing card LeAnne ~ I LOVE the embossed gingham effect!!!! can't wait to get my folder ~ have a super day!

  3. Adorable pic of your little one. Your card is so sweet. Love the new colors.

  4. This is too cute for words! And that gingham effect is awesome!!!

  5. Oh does someone need her bubble bath. LOL So sweet
    I love the card! That gingham effect is so cool. Now you can have any color gingham you want. The truck and the animals are wonderful. I really really love this card.

  6. hi,LeAnne! You have such a cute card here as well as an adorable blog!!! Thanks you for sharing and leaving a comment in my blog which lead me to yours!!! Keep on pluggin! BTW, you've got a cutie pie girl. She's adorable.

  7. What a cute idea! LOVE the animals in the truck, and the color combo is fabulous!

  8. OMGosh, you just saved my mind! I remembered seeing something done as a background like yours and could not for the life of me remember where! I've been hunting blogs trying to find the technique!! But it was not on a blog, it was at convention!! My mind was overwhelmed there, so that explains the memory glitch. Thanks for "re-introducing" me to the technique. You're a mind saver! You also make adorable cards. :-)

  9. You've made a great job of this LeAnne! I think Cassidy would approve!

  10. omgoodness look at her!!!!! So dang cute

  11. LeAnne - This card is DARLING! What a neat idea doubling & coloring the EF for the plaid!! I'm anxious to use this set for our almost 2 yr old. Will have to case.

  12. What a great idea, wasn't I at the same convention, and I missed it! So glad that you shared it!

  13. Oh WOW, embossed gingham--how cool is that?! Love the colors you've chosen too! Adorable card LeAnne!!

  14. This card is so cute! I love the embossed gingham technique too...very clever!

  15. Ooohhh, I dig this card, LeAnne! The bright and happy colors and those cute little critters make for one adorable baby card. The gingham technique is SO cool, too! Can't wait to get that embossing folder to try it out. Thanks for the inspiration! :)


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