Saturday 27 February 2021

Wee One

Hello and Welcome
Here's another card I made as I had a request to make some gender neutral baby cards.
I like the soft shades of the beige with the green...looks very calm.
If you have never thought about dry embossing over a stenciled background, give it a try...nice results and adds a lot more interest.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and positioned the Plaid stencil from The Stamp Market over my panel.  
  • I began by inking over the stencil with some Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink with my inking brush.  I added some Rusty Hinge over that, blending the two colours together.  
  • The panel looked so flat to me, so to add interest, I placed the piece into the Dot Embossing Folder and ran it through my Cuttlebug.  It added just the right amount of interest to my background.
  • Next, I took the panel and using the Hemstitch Oval die, I cut an oval border into the center of the card and set that aside.
  • I cut a smaller oval from white cardstock and then stamped this beautiful image from Stampin Up.
  • with Versafine Clair ink.  *If anyone can help with the name of this set, that would be great.  I bought it at a garage sale* edited...thanks to someone on FB  called Mother and Child
  • I pop dotted that image oval right into that die-cut border area.
  • I stamped the sentiment from the Baby Sentiments 1 from Paper Rose with more Versafine Clair ink.  I stamped the little banner around it using my Misti and then fussy cut it out.  I pop dotted that just over the bottom of the image.
  • Finally, I glued the panel onto some white cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.

 Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Stampin Up; Baby Sentiments 1 (Paper Rose)
Inks- Versafine Clair Noir; Distress Oxides (listed above)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- stencil (The Stamp Market); Blender Brushes (TE); 
Hemstitch Oval die (Spellbinders); Dots EB Folder (Provo); pop dots; Misti (My Sweet Petunia)


Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so adorable and a perfect design for a boy or girl baby.

I Card Everyone said...

So precious, Karen!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful soothing and precious baby card, Karen. Your plaid background, color choices, dry embossing, framing and wonderful stamped image were perfect for non-gender baby card. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Glennis F said...

That stamp is beautiful, I have not seen it before, so cannot help with the name

Pat said...

Such a wonderful Mother and Baby image Karen and the plaid background in those two colours is a brilliant mix and have blended together perfectly, and love the dotty embossing over that and finished with a lovely sentiment. A beautiful card! x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! This card is just wonderful it has great impact. Love it.
Faith x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Karen this is beautiful and so very different from the usual new baby card. Lovely colours and such a pretty image, Kae x

Mac Mable said...

What a creative background and the colours and texture look wonderful. A really lovely card Karen x.

Diane said...

Wonderful background color, design and lovely image.

Hugs diane

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous colour combo Karen and love the subtle embossing over the stenciling. Perfect gender neutral baby card.XX

kiwimeskreations said...

Love that background, and a gorgeous image too Karen. They combine beautifully on this delightful card
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