Friday, June 26, 2009

Vintage D.O.T.S Baby Card

I really wanted to make a blue and brown card for a baby shower I'm going to this weekend. I didn't find the right color blue until I remembered that GIANT Rubbermaid tub full of vintage D.O.T.S paper! How could I have forgotten that??

There was a pretty/bright blue called Robin Egg Blue (of course!). I loved the little checkered paper in that pack and well, here's what resulted.

Here's what I did to the inside:

I will probably do this again using Heavenly Blue now that I found a whole package of that too!

The brown/blue scallop is raised, then the white scallop is raised again. I embossed the blue background, and tried a technique I saw on a blog this morning. You run the embossed paper through again, and basically flatten the first embossing. Gives a wonderful texture, but softens the original embossing! I really liked the effect. The two brown strips of cardstock were embossed with dotted swiss.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Stumbled across your blog and your cards are what my living room looks like...My wife is crafting a book for our daughter and I have these cards and paper everywhere! So I'm stuck at my computer browsing blogs until a path can be made to get out.

    PS...Nice work also

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  2. Oh my word, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! Blue and brown (or pink & brown)...can't go wrong!! The turtle is too stinkin adorable!!