It's time for the ICS May Blog Hop and this month we are focusing on projects for Dads, Grads, Brides and Babies to help us prepare for upcoming events. I chose to focus on creating a baby card as the stork has been very busy in my neck of the woods over the past couple of months. There is something so precious about a new baby and the joy that they bring, so I wanted to create a card that would make the new parents smile and feel happy.I chose to use the Perfectly Paired stamp set (item #148712) from the 2019 Occasions Catalog because it works perfectly for both boys and girls and has amazing sentiments included in the set.
The colors I chose for this card are Balmy Blue, So Saffron and Whisper White and would work well for a baby boy card. I stamped the large image onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Gold embossing powder. I thought the gold outline would stand out more when colored and added a special touch to the design.
I colored the image with Stampin' Blends Markers as well as the waves below the boat. I love how the bright colors that bring the animals to life and add dimension to the ark. I used a Sponge Dauber and Balmy Blue Classic ink to create the sky so that it has the look of clouds.
The sentiment was heat embossed onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock with Gold embossing powder and I lightly sponged it with So Saffron Classic ink so that it coordinates with the matte layer framing the main panel. I also added a piece of Whisper White 5/8" Polka Dot Ribbon (item #146912) under the sentiment to add texture to the card front.
This card design could be easily created in Pinks for a baby girl card and still be very sweet. This stamp set is wonderful for a variety of baby projects including a sampler to celebrate a new arrival.I hope you have enjoyed my project today and I hope it inspires you to create your own cards for the people you love on these special occasions. If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you.
Now it's time to visit Anastasia's blog and see what she has to create with us this month. Just click the Next button below to see her project. I hope that you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.
Until Next TimeHappy Stamping,
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