Sunday 23 June 2019

New Baby Card

My Hubby asked me to make a card for a lady he knows well who is expecting a baby soon.

He didn't know at that stage if Mummy-to-be knew the sex of the baby so we went for a gender neutral approach and included pink, blue, green and yellow as the colours for the elements.

All papers used are from my scraps drawer. The card is 5 in size and I used a polka dot paper which has been distressed with an inkpad to knock the brightness back a little.

The layout of the card was from the last Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge. I am however too late to enter but wanted to thank them for the sketch anyway.

The base panel is some holographic card with stars on which provides a bit of twinkle and a nice contrast to the white circles that have been cut from the Nellie Snellen Flower Circles Dies.

All the dies are cut from 3 layers of white card layered onto one another and coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers, gel pens and Sakura clear glitter pens. This is a technique I had seen on a YouTube video that seems to make it into a 'Thicker' dimensional sticker and is a lot less fiddly to stick together with a Xyron sticker maker than adding 3d foam squares would have been. 

The baby head and bottle are from a Sizzlits 4 die set. The baby booties are a Marianne Creatable dies My First Shoes and the Baby Clothes Line is a Sizzlits decorative strip. Most of these dies I have had for along time and it is the 1st time I have used them. The clothes line I am particularly pleased with as there are so many elements that can be used on their own.

Just after I had finished the card we found out that the baby is due to be a boy so I made it with a blue insert and matching envelope.

Card Size - A5
Dies - Sizzlits 4 Baby Die Set, Sizzlits Decorative Strip Baby Clothes Line, Nellie Snellen Flower Circles, Marianne Creatables My First Shoes
Colouring tools - Promarkers & Flexmarkers, Gel pens, Sakura Glitter pen

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


  1. Wonderful creation! I love design and bright colours!
    Thanks for playing at I Love Promarkers Challenge.

  2. Thankyou for sharing your sweet card with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  3. A super card for an expectant mum. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  4. So cute!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  5. Such a wonderful baby card! I love the dotty paper and your fantastic die cuts. I agree! That washline is super! I love that your card was made gender neutral, even though you knew it was a boy, by the time you were done. Thanks so much for sharing this cutie with us at The Paper Shelter!

  6. This is such a cute baby card and all those die cuts make up a perfect design. Love how you built up the layers to give more depth.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too.

  7. Such a cute card! Love all the elements. Thanks so much for joining us at QKR this week.

  8. What a lovely creation! Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts!

  9. Such an adorable creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at LeAnn's World 101. We love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Sherry DT/Coordinator xx

  10. Pretty card ! I love all the little details ! Thanks for joining us at Scrapyland challenge

  11. So cute
    Thank you so much for joining us at My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog.
    Margo DT

  12. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Get Creative Challenges.

    Helen x

  13. Super cute card! I love the die cuts and layout! Thanks for joining us and good luck with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  14. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Not Just Cards Challenge this time and good luck :)

  15. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional spots and/or stripes” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…


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