Yes it certainly has been a while since I actually made a card, mainly because my craft room isn't the warmest in the house and I've been doing things like stitching, crochet etc which can be done sitting near the fire. I was asked for a baby card this morning which of course I didn't have so I set about making one but it took me ages longer than it should have - so out of practice!! I used a three stage stamp for the bear and bow, making use of the Misti of course. Once stamped this was cut out using a circle die and a frame was also made using the same die set. Some suitable background paper came to light along with a computer sentiment which was punched out with a small oval punch and backed with a label punch using a snippet of pink card. Another snippet of cream card was embossed and sponged with pink to add to the composition. A pretty simple card really but hopefully it will fit the bill and of course because I used up more of my snippets I can take it along to the Playground for the current challenge which is #321. There is a very tempting prize this time using stamps and a technique both of which are quite new to me - always something new coming along to tempt us to part with crafty money!! Follow the link to see what Di has done and read her helpful and detailed description.
Stamps - Baby Bear three stage set from Stampin-Up
Circles - Stitched circles dies from Sizzix
Embossing - freebie folder from magazine
Sentiment - computer generated, punches from Stampin' Up