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,