Hi crafty friends! I made a couple cute, welcome baby cards that I’d like to share. I am featuring new stamps from Scrapbook.com and several other items from my stash. I’ve linked all the items below (*affiliate links) so you can recreate these cards at home. I also encourage you to dig around in your own stash to see if you have similar items. Our beloved hobby is expensive, so I love mixing and matching items in my collection to create unique, detailed cards. Let’s dive in!
Welcome Baby Girl
To start, I die cut an A2 piece of kraft cardstock with the Diagonal Stitched Plaid cover die. I adhered it with a foam sheet to a white card base. I LOVE these foam sheets for sturdy dimension on my card layers. Next, on two different shades of pink cardstock, I die cut two sizes from the Nested Stitch Scallop dies. Since the dies are slimline sized, I trimmed the ends so it fit my A2 card.
On the top layer, I stamped the Spring Animals stamp several times in kitsch flamingo distress oxide ink and clear heat embossed the panel. I love making my own pattern paper from small stamps. I added additional details with a white paint pen. I do not have much luck with white gel pens, so I reach from my Posca white, acrylic paint pen frequently.
For the sentiment, I cut each letter 3 times from heavyweight white cardstock. On the top layer, I blended kitsch flamingo and spun sugar for an ombre look, and offset the letters of the top layer. The ‘home’ (from the SBC Home stamp) was stamped in kitsch flamingo distress oxide ink and clear heat embossed on a die cut heart from the Slimline Window Trio Die. To create DIY embellishments, I “swinked” (swipe ink directly to paper) some kitsch flamingo distress oxide ink on cardstock and clear heat embossed it. I then die cut with the Slim Scattered Hearts die and adhered the small hearts around my card with liquid glue. The final touch was to add a twine bow.
Welcome Baby Boy
The boy version of this card was done in a very similar way as the baby girl card. It uses the same techniques, just slightly different products. Instead of the scalloped slimline dies, I used the Slim Nested Ticket dies. They are so cool and have an Art Deco or old Hollywood feel. I trimmed the die cuts to fit an A2.
Instead of making a pattern with spring animals, I used the Home stamp set in salvaged patina and clear heat embossed. Some sentiments, I masked off so I only stamped the word ‘home’ in several ways. I stamped the bear from the Spring Animals set, clear heat embossed it, and fussy cut it. To color the bear, I lightly blended some salvaged patina over certain areas and added highlights with my white paint pen.
The sentiment strip and the heart embellishments were created from dark teal cardstock. I heat embossed ‘welcome’ from the Autumn stamp set in white. And I swinked clear embossing ink on dark teal cardstock, clear heat embossed, and then die cut with the Slim Scattered Hearts die. Again, the final touch was to add a twine bow.
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