Tuesday 6 April 2021


Meet today's card.
A super simple one for congratulations of a new baby.
I thought this cute image from Old Island Stamp Company would work great for this.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut a panel from a piece of heavy white cardstock and then positioned the Marvelous Rectangle mask from A Colorful Life Designs over that.  (they are so awesome to use instead of taping it all off)
  • I took out the Tie Dye set from Hero Arts and using one of the stamps, I inked it up with some Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink and randomly stamped inside the masked area.  I repeated that process using some Twisted Citron and then some Broken China until the area was covered.
  • Next, I placed the stamped piece into my Misti and I took out this sweet birdhouse stamp called Community from The Old Island Stamp Company and stamped it with some Versafine Clair ink over the background.  
  • I stamped the birdhouse again onto some white cardstock, fussy cut it out and then watercoloured it with a paintbrush using some diluted DOX inks with the same colours mentioned above.
  • Using my Misti again, I stamped the 'Congrats' with some Versafine Clair and clear heat embossed it.  
  • I glued the inked panel to a piece of blue cardstock and then to a heavy card base.  I pop dotted the watercoloured birdhouse back onto the image.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps- Congrats (Basic Grey); Community (The Old Island Stamp Company); Tie Dye (Hero Arts)
Inks- Versafine Clair Noir; Distress Oxides (mentioned above)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Rectangle Mask (ACLD); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); pop dots; 
Wow cl embossing powder; heat tool


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

All things Bright and Beautiful Karen. Love it.
Faith x

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is such a cute card design to welcome a new baby. I love the bright colors too!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This a cute, fun card.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful stamped flowers background for your sweet bird house image, my friend. TFS the tip about using a rectangle mask instead of tape. Love your colors too. Love and Hugs...Nancy

I Card Everyone said...

So sweet, Karen ... in fact momma bluebird just laid her third egg this morning!

Susan said...

Beautiful cards - a perfect card for spring!

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hi Karen, hope you are well. Love this card, colors so pretty, a great Spring card! xoxo

kiwimeskreations said...

What a gorgeous card - love that bird house, and your background is gorgeous
Stay safe

cuilliesocks said...

I love your beautifully brightly coloured card, and your design is gorgeous, Kate x

Bonnie said...

What a bright and cheerful way to welcome a baby! Love that fun birdhouse and birdie nesting on top!

Pat said...

Such a cute and fun birdhouse image Karen and love the bright and pretty three colours used on that and the pretty flowers randomly stamped over the background. A terrific card. x

Mac Mable said...

Love the happy and colourful background and a contemporary card design for the new born....x.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Love this card, so cheery and that stamp's adorable. xox