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Cute as a Button Baby Card – PTI Make It Monday #241 – Ombre Stenciled Backgrounds



pti make it monday 241 baby onesie v2(click on photo to enlarge)

I haven’t been participating with many Papertrey Ink challenges lately, but this week’s Make it Monday #241 – Ombre Stenciled Backgrounds caught my attention.

Instead of an ombre stenciled background, I made an ombre stenciled element (which covers the entire card front, if that counts!).

I die cut a onesie, and heat embossed “cute as a button” on the chest. Then, I blended some old Stampin’ Up! colors – for some reason, this designed itself in my head as orchid/purple. Placed the stencil and did some more blending. I needed a button to go with the sentiment, but it had to be a soft faux button – no real buttons on onesies! So, I die cut a button, and threaded it (that took the most time!) with embroidery floss (one strand only). I thought it worked well as a flower center near the sentiment.

The glitter around the onesie neckline – that is a trick I picked up from Julie Ebersole at the very end of one of her Hello, Monday (1/11/2016) videos on Ellen Hutson’s The Classroom blog.

The three flowers at the neckline – remember when all girl undershirts or slips had the little pink flower there? (my age is showing!!) In reality, I had an ink smudge that I filed off, but then the file mark showed (and it was off center). Three flowers to the rescue!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, inks – Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Papertrey Ink (onesie), Stampin’ Up! (button), stencil – Heidi Swapp, glitter – Stickles Crystal, flower punch – Fiskars, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, embroidery floss – DMC.


14 thoughts on “Cute as a Button Baby Card – PTI Make It Monday #241 – Ombre Stenciled Backgrounds

  1. I am always in awe at how clever we (notice the ‘we’) can be when the smudges demand clever coverups! Would have never known, but it’s so sweet with the blossoms decorating baby’s neckline. Beautiful sponge inking!

  2. My goodness! Your card is “cute as a button”! Great job blending! 🙂

  3. So darn cute.

  4. Oh that is adorable!

  5. Oh! that is cute!! Someone will be delighted to receive this sweet card!!


  6. This is so cute and so clever to use that baby onesie die! I just adore this!!

  7. such a cute onesie