Welcome Baby

When I saw this week’s Just Us Girls color challenge, I immediately thought of the card I wanted to make for my brother and his wife’s new baby girl (that’s right ladies, I’m a Tante!). But… part 2 of the challenge said that the card should be a birthday card… but a new baby card is kind of like a birthday card… it is a card for the day of birth… right?

Then I saw this week’s Inchie Inklings sketch, and it was decided. I was making a card for my new niece.

I got my supplies together…

– pink zig marker
– Fiskars scalloped scissors
– “Baby Things” Stamp from All Night Media
– Green and yellow Mat paper
– Purple & white cardstock
– Pink paper with cute dots (this is from the Creative Memories Romance Pack)
– Mounting squares
– Plastic Grid

I used the marker to ink in the part of the stamp I wanted, and stamped it on the white cardstock. It took a couple tries with each image to get the look I wanted.

Once I had a good image, I cut a 1″ piece of plastic grid from a plastic grid sheet (bought at JoAnn’s), centered up my image, traced with a pencil, and cut out the image. Once the images were cut out, I erased my pencil lines.

I used mounting squares to put my inchie squares on the green mat, cut the pink paper to size, and then used my Cricut to cut a 1 1/4″ label. I used the “bold” of the same pattern on the yellow cardstock as a background.

It still looked plain, so I added a scalloped border cut with Fiskars scallop scissors. I used plain ol’ DMC embroidery floss to tie up my tag, and the same marker I had used for stamping to write my sentiment.

I hope you enjoy it… and I especially hope that my niece and her new parents like it!

Moore to come later…
CM

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Comments

  1. Love the way you used selective inking to get the images off the bigger stamp – cute card and congrats on becoming an aunty!

  2. What a great card for an Aunt to send! Lovely!

  3. What a great baby card! Nice job with the colors. THanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week.

  4. Nice work..Like the choice of colors..

    congratulations on becoming an Aunty! there are many many fun years ahead of you..Trust me!

  5. great baby card… I love the inchies you used and the idea of a baby card

    Harriet

  6. Cute, cute. Like the mix of textures and your tiny ribbon!

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