Baby card for twins

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! Today I´m stopping by to share a twin baby card with you. The person receiving this card does not like pink nor blue (no traditional baby colours), so I went with neutrals this time.

I used plenty of older papers from my stash and added some cute stamped and fussy cut elephants (stamp by Starving Artistamps) to the card. The white dots are done with Nuvo Drops – love the basic white colour so much! Might need to go and buy another bottle of that goodness!

This card is bigger in size (A5) and has very basic elements on it. I wanted to keep the card simple and clean in design and figured that the polka dot papers add the necessary cuteness factor to a baby themed card.

I hope you had a lovely Mother´s Day. Wishing you a great start into a new week. I have been back to work for a week now and it´s still very strange and I find it hard to adjust to the new normal. I noticed that grocery shopping and shopping in general is not much fun these days. So was happy to go straight back home from work, without any stops in between, unless totally necessary.

Getting used to this „new normal“ after such a long period of social distancing felt akward past week. I also felt totally overwhelmed meeting people again, it kinda drained me out, to be honest. Maybe the new week will be different? We will see…

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Cute Baby Cards

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! Today I´m sharing a set of baby cards with you. In between of creating for my design team assignments, I also try to sneek in some stash busting projects and this is one of them.

See, on this card set I´ve used quite old pre-dry-embossed card bases from my older stash. I wanted to make them look a little bit more colorful so I inked the dry-embossed areas with Distress Inks in blue, pink and yellow tones and then started rreating the cards from there.

I then added a ribbon bow onto each card – I have so much ribbon stored in my studio! You really have no idea.. So cards are a good way to bust that pile a bit.

This card had a pink organza ribbon going across the card. On top of that I added a polka dotted paper (available at Elizabeth Craft Designs – see product links at the end of this post) and a stamped Stampin´ Up banner sentiment. I inked the sentiment in the same Disttress Ink tone that I used for the background. The little monster/creature in the middle of the card is a stamp by Starving Artistamps. They have the cutest creature stamps!! I bought those stamps years ago and still love using them!

The image is colored with a water tank brush and Tonic Studios Nuvo Watercolour Pencils. I also added googly eyes to the image for a fun detail. And the tiny heart, well it´s a negative piece/leftover from this card. I saved them and am now using them everywhere :). Talk about recycling leftover pieces!!

And on the yellow card I did the same steps, except the paper on the background is by Magnolia and I used another Stampin´ Up sentiment and an old Close To My Heart giraffe for stamping.

The blue card is the same, like the pink one, just in blue tones.

That´s it for today. I hope you enjoyed this stash busting project. There is still so much stash to be busted 😉 that I will probably need to make these a regular posting theme here on the blog..

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Sweet Baby – Tonic Studios

Hello everyone and happy Thursday! Today I´m stopping by to share a baby card in green tones.

For this card I used the Tonic Studios Garden Gate Layering Die Set with some papers from my older stash. I chose a selection of different green tones, an organza ribbon and some Stampin´ Up! stamps as well as chipboard baby shoes by Wycinanka. For decoration I added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze with Nuvo Crystal Could Circles Pure Sheen Confetti and Bottle Green Nuvo Crystal Drops.

For die cutting I used the Garden Gate die cut dies and cut them both from green and white paper and layered them on top of each other.

It was fun to create a monochromatic card for a change and this was just warming up – be sure to come back tomorrow for another fun „welcome baby“-themed card! See you then!

xoxo, Sanna

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Welcome Baby cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there, it´s my turn to share a card project over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. I have been wanting to use the Jungle Cuties stamp set for a while now and found that it perfectly fits a cute style welcome baby card theme. So today´s post is all about cute welcome baby cards.

I used the Elephant and Lion stamps to create a card for a baby boy and a baby girl. Here are the finished cards:

To create these cards, follow these steps:

Step 1:  Take a 2 pieces of white cardstock and wipe 3 tones of pink Distress Ink onto one background and do the same on the second cardstock piece with green Distress Ink tones.
Step 2: Spray water mist onto the kraft sheet and use the circle stamp from the Jungle Cuties set and stamp circles onto the background with water. Let set for a while and then dabb residue water off with a piece of cloth.
Step 3: Die cut 1 background piece from Soft Peach Soft Finish Cardstock with the Geometric background die and then die cut a second background from Celadon Green Soft Finish Cardstock using the Kaleidoscope Background die.
Step 4: Adhere the inked backgrounds together with the die cut background pieces (peach on pink and green on green).
Step 5: Take the Fitted Circles dies and die cut a circle from the background piece. Save the pieces for another project. Choose the place for the circle opening as you wish. I made on in the middle and one on the right lower part of the background piece.
Step 6: Now stamp a lion and elephant image on white card bases where you chose the circle area to be. For easy stamping, trace the circle with a pencil onto the card base. This way you will find the right area, where to stamp, easier.
Step 7: Color the images with Distess Ink tones of your choice using a water tank brush.
Step 8: Color the background area around the stamped image with diluted Distress Ink „hue“ and let air dry.
Step 9: Adhere the background pieces on place with 3D foam for more dimension.
Step 10: Stamp sentiments onto white cardstock. I used the Ahoy Sentiments and General Sentiments stamp set stamps for this step.
Step 11: Die cut the stamped images with Stitched Fishtail Banner dies and adhere on place.
Step 12: This is totally optional, but you can now add some more detail with liquid pearls/Nuvo Drops onto the cards. I used Glow In the Dark Nuvo Drops for a fun detail!

Here are some detail shots of the finished cards, following those, there is a start to finish video for you to watch to give you a better idea of each and every step.

I hope you enjoy this months step-by-step tutorial and give this idea a try. I really liked creating these cards, especially the water stamping and coloring the cute animals was so much fun! Hope I could inspire you abit today!

See you next month,
Sanna

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