The other day I made a really simple congratulations card using the Sweet Baby Stamp Set. It was actually one of two cards I made during that session. This second card is a little more elaborate but I have a tip for adding the cute patterned onesie.
FIRST THINGS FIRST
To start my project I cut and scored a piece of Powder Pink Card using my Stampin’ Trimmer. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create the card base.
Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) attached a piece of the Petal Pink design from the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then I cut the DSP along the edge of the flap using Paper Snips.
Next I cut a 3/4″ strip of the same DSP and used liquid glue to fix it down the right-hand edge of a layer of Whisper White Card.
I could now see how much clear space I had on the layer and used Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the verse from the Sweet Baby Stamp Set in the white area. With that done I used more liquid glue to fix the layer inside the card base.
LAYERS OF PINK
Next I turned to the Subtle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to create the background. I wiped the inside of the folder with a Powder Pink ink pad and then carefully closed a layer of Whisper White Card inside.
I placed the folder directly onto the multipurpose platform with a single cutting pad on top. Then I passed it forwards and backwards through the Big Shot. When I removed the card I then had a lovely subtle textured background with Powder Pink ink pressed into the texture. All that I had to do was attach it to the front of the card base with liquid glue. Then I added a Flirty Flamingo doily from the Colored Doilies pack on top.
While I was at the Big Shot I decided to layer some card circles on top of the doily. So I began by cutting some Powder Pink Card using the #5 plain-edged die from the Layering Circles Framelits (counting from the smallest Up). Then I used the #2 circle die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut the centre from the Powder Pink circle. I set the stitched piece aside for another project and just kept the frame piece. Finally using the same #2 stitched circle die I cut out a piece of Flirty Flamingo Card.
On top of the doily I assembled the Powder Pink frame with a Flirty Flamingo centre and securing them in place with liquid glue.
With the pink layers in place, it was time to go back to the Sweet Baby Stamp Set.
Using Tuxedo Black ink I began by stamping the ‘It’s a girl!’ sentiment onto a strip of Whisper White Card. Then I used Paper Snips to cut a little V in the end, and fixed the sentiment to the doily with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Next I stamped the baby image onto some Very Vanilla Card, and also onto some of the patterned DSP I used earlier.
To colour the baby I decided to use Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. On the hands and face I just used the light Petal Pink. For the hair I started with light Crumb Cake. Then using the bullet tip I added dark Crumb Cake in a circular motion to add some cute curls. Finally I cut out the image using my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform with the coordinating die from the Bouncing Baby Framelits.
All that was left was the onesie.
Going back to the baby stamped onto the DSP I cut out just the body section using Paper Snips. Next I cut up the line at the feet so that I could remove the section between the legs. Then I carefully cut out the hands. Now I could use liquid glue to fix the onesie on top of the baby image that I’d coloured.
My final step was to use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the assembled baby image to the card and my project was complete.
You know there was a time when I’d have attempted to cut out those tiny hands and then glue them over the top of the onesie. Having the hands show through from the bottom image is definitely a less messy option.
BUNDLE BONUS – I ordered the Sweet Baby Stamp Set and coordinating Bouncing Baby Framelits using a single ‘bundle’ item number. That meant that I saved 10% off the cost of getting them separately. You find both options in my product list below.