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):-


14 comments:

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

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

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

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  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

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  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!
    Linda

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  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.

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

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

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  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

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

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

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

    Helen x

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  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

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

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