Hello again, and happy Wednesday. A few days ago I showed you a multi-language thank you card using one of the folders in the Thanks & Hello Embossing Folders pack. Today it’s the turn of the multi-language “hello” folder for a sweet baby card. This time though, just to show you how amazing it is, there’s no special treatment for the embossing folder. I also couldn’t resist pulling out the Turtle Friends Stamp Set again. Turtles may be my new favourite creature.
When I embossed a piece of Basic White Card using the Hello Embossing Folder I really had no project in mind. I just wanted to see what it looked like without any special treatments or techniques. Like the Thanks Embossing Folder which is part of the same pack, the Hello folder is 3-3/4″ x 6-1/4″ and designed to fit the Mini Stampin`Cut & Emboss Machine.
I started today’s project by using my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Polished Pink Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a card base.
Next I chose a subtle pink pattern from the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. First I cut one piece 4″ x 5-1/4″ and attached it to the front of the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Then I cut another piece of the DSP 2-1/4″ x 6″ and glued that to the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Once attached, I used Paper Snips to trim off the excess paper using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Finally I cut one last piece of the DSP at 5/8″ x 5-1/4″ and glued that down the right-hand side of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Basic White Card. Then I fixed the assembled layer inside the card base.
With that done I was ready for a little stamping.
It was only when I saw the Turtle Friends Stamp Set that I decided to turn this into a baby card. In the set there’s a “hello, little one” sentiment which works perfectly with the embossed layer. So using Soft Succulent ink I stamped it onto a 1-1/8″ x 1-1/2″ strip of Basic White Card. Then I cut a V in the bottom of the strip with Paper Snips and set it aside.
Going back to the Turtle Friends Stamp Set I chose the two small turtle images and the small shell image. First, using Soft Succulent ink again I stamped each of the turtles onto Basic White Card. Then I used a Blending Brush to colour the turtles with a light layer of Soft Succulent ink.
After cleaning off the two turtle stamps I repeated the whole stamping and colouring process but this time using Polished Pink ink. Next I inked up the turtle shell image with Polished Pink ink and ‘stamped-off’ onto scrap paper. Then I stamped the shell onto one of the pink turtles before repeating the process for the second one. This was simple to do as the Turtle Friends Stamp Set it made from see-through photopolymer.
Now all I had to do was cut out the green turtles using Paper Snips, while cutting just the shells from the pink ones. Then using liquid glue I fixed the shells onto the green turtles and set them aside for a moment.
At last I was ready for the embossed “Hello” layer. I wanted the English “Hello” in the middle so I trimmed the left and right edges until it was 4″ wide x 3-3/8″ high. Then using liquid glue I attached the turtles below the “hello”, before mounting the embossed piece onto the background DSP.
Now I was ready to attach the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals but it didn’t look quite finished. So I pulled out the Polished Pink Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers and some white twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials pack. Using the dark marker I coloured the twine and left it to dry for a minute. Then I tied the twine in a simple bow and added it to the sentiment with a Mini Glue Dot. With that done my project was finally complete.
I really love how this card turned out. The Hello Embossing Folder isn’t specifically for baby cards, but it works so well. What’s more the embossed words are easy to read even without any special treatment. What do you think?
To see the card I created using the Thanks embossing folder from the same pack check out my earlier blog post Thanks, merci, danke and more.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Turtle Friends Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating Turtle Punch (not used today). This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to explore that option.