To make my card, I first started off with a 5.50" x 4.25" white card base. I cut a piece of yellow card stock at 5.24" x 4" and embossed it with my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder, then I adhered it to the front of my card base.
I then cut strips of ribbon from the March 2012 Really Reasonable Ribbon ribbon club, and one strip of ribbon from different manufacturer, and adhered them vertically across the card front.
I decided to use this cute little elephant, Emery, from Verve Stamps as my image. I stamped it on a piece of white card stock using black ink, then colored the image with Copic markers, C-0, C-2, and C-3. I then cut it out using the 4th largest die from the Spellbinders Standard Circles (LG) set. I decided I wanted a frame for my image, so I used the 3rd largest Spellbinders Picot Edge Circle on a piece of pink card stock to cut out a frame. I used dimensional tape to adhere my image to my decorative circle. I then placed this piece on top of the strips of ribbon. I added some tiny buttons that I had in my collection to add a little accent to my card.
As for a sentiment I decided to wait till I was ready to use it, so I would know more about what type of message I wanted to convey.
I hope you enjoyed checking out my latest card creation. I really had a good time making it, and I was pleased with the way it turned out. Now I just have to wait for someone to have a baby, so I can give it to them...lol! Please leave me a comment if you have a chance, I always love to hear what you think. Also, remember to check out the Card A Day Blog every day, for some great card making inspirational and don't forget to check out our monthly challenge for a chance to win a wonderful prize!