Overalls For A New Baby Boy

Published On: 04-15-2013 05:44pm

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Whenever I create a new baby card and it's either pink or blue, I have a dilemma. Do I create the some exact card in the other traditional color or do I leave it as an original piece? If I absolutely love the design and see it working for both colors, then I usually try to repeat the layout design.

I talked last time about my crazy process with the new baby girl card that took me down the winding path to the final project. This time I knew it would be easy. I had the design, I just needed to make it in blue.

That was easier said than done. I proceeded to pull out my blue card stock and this is what I found.
At first glance, I had eight (EIGHT!) different shades of blue. And that was just the blues I can easily lay my hands on. I need to come clean. I adore new paper and love varieties of colors. If you were to sneak a peek into my card stock area, you would see multiple variations of every shade in the rainbow.

So the question became, do I go with a traditional blue or something a bit more off the beaten path. And then what shade of traditional or eclectic? I think I need to add that I have inks to match pretty much all those colors so that didn't help me eliminate any.

After looking at what I traditionally go with, I decided to stray a bit more into the deeper blues but not go completely to the other end of the spectrum. Here's the final result:

Both a little brighter and a bit deeper than I usually go with but still fairly in the traditional realm.

After all that dithering, I am led to a final question. Do you prefer pink and blue baby cards? Or are you more drawn to the purple or green or even orange baby card? Would traditional or non-traditional colors for baby cards draw your eye as a consumer?

Reader's Comments

By QuiltTops on 05/12/2013 @ 01:47pm

Laura, I just Love this card for the new little guy. I love the pink one, too. I would pick these anytime.

By EweniqueEssentials on 05/01/2013 @ 02:15pm

What a cute card to welcome a baby boy!

By Laurascrafts on 04/20/2013 @ 03:42pm

Thanks for all your opinions - gives me lots of food for thought!

By DesertCreations on 04/19/2013 @ 06:32am

I am loving what you have shared with us in this post. :) As for me I am drawn to the non-traditional. I like cards that are unique and quirky. Not just in baby cards but in all cards. :) Thank you for sharing.

By UniqueCandleBoutique on 04/17/2013 @ 06:04pm

What an adorable card. I think nowadays any color works well and that it is more about the baby theme and not so much the color. It seems more and more baby showers are being color coordinated to suit the expecting mom's likings and so I think a variety of colors to chose from would go along away. Either way you've got a winner! Happy crafting :)

By craftsofthepast on 04/16/2013 @ 09:33pm

I like them just the way they are! Thanks for sharing the process with us.

By luvncrafts on 04/16/2013 @ 11:45am

Very cute card! I usually go for the traditional colors. But any cute card draws my eye. :)

By ShadowDogDesigns on 04/15/2013 @ 11:55pm

Love the process you share with us, Laura, in designing a card. And to answer your question, I definitely am drawn to the non-traditional, quirky baby cards. Hmmm . . . also birthday cards, Mothers Day cards, Christmas cards . . . etc., etc. (:

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