Here’s the new baby card as I promised you on Thursday!
It again uses the Circle card Thinlits die as I made 3 cards in one go, and this was the “mode” I was in! When making a number of cards in one go it helps if you can use the same or similar tools for all of the cards, as it makes the workflow much smoother. The card base was cut from Island Indigo and the decorated using one of the new In Colours – Hello Honey. The coat hanger was stamped in Baked Brown Sugar which is another In Colour, this time from the 2013-15 set.
The stamps are from the new “Something for Baby” stamp set, which has coo-rdinating framelits which is how I cut the images out so neatly. And the best bit is that if you buy the two bits together as a bundle, you save 15% on the individual selling prices. Fab!
So I stamped and cut the images (making good use of my magnetic platform to hold the dies in place while I cut them), and added them to the card using dimensionals – some of which had to be cut down to fit behind these dinky shapes.
This is what the card looks like flat:
And you can see the white panel I added to the back for the message. As with the wedding card on Thursday, the Congratulations is from the Nuts About You (2014-15 hostess set), as I said, use what you have out when making more than one card! You’ll notice that the colour palette is very similar, too… 😉 The sentiments are stamped in Raspberry Ripple. The safety pin is another of the images from the Something for Baby set, this time inked with Island Indigo and again cut with the coordinating framelit. I love those dies, they are so useful for creating neat embellishments for your cards, and soooo much quicker than having to cut it all out by hand. If I had to do that it simply wouldn’t happen!
And here’s the “flip” of the circle:
The starburst is from another new-ish stamp set; Starburst Sayings. This one was in the Spring/ Summer catalogue which just finished, but the set and the coordinating framelits have carried through into the new annual catalogue which is great. Even better is that they have also carried forward the bundle option – so again if you buy the two bits together you save 15% on the individual prices. The starburst is stamped with Raspberry Ripple and cut out with the framelits. I thought that the sentiment of “hi, my name is…” would work really well for a baby card! I used the Hello Honey marker to hand-write the name of the little man whom this card was to celebrate, but you could just as easily use one of the new photopolymer alphabet sets to stamp a name. There are loads of alphabets in the new catalogue, of all sizes and designs, and because they are photopolymer they are really easy to line up exactly where you want them. I don’t have any yet, but I am waiting on some letters arriving in my box, so expect to see some cool words on my upcoming creations.
So that’s the card for today, tomorrow I will share another very similar but different card with you to show how a different feel can be achieved using exactly the same supplies with a slightly different colour palette. I saw the recipient of this card on Thursday and they were very pleased with it (Mummy was, but I’m not sure if baby really noticed!) which is great. Have a good day!
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