Saturday, August 12, 2017

Welcome, Little One!

Happy Saturday, Friends!

It's my turn today to share a card with you, and I'm really excited about this one!

My Favorite Things came out with this super cute Bundle of Baby Clothes die set a few months ago, and I immediately fell in love with it. It was one of the first die sets I ordered from Butterfly Reflections, Ink, and I've honestly been debating how to use it since April!

I started by creating my fence background. I took the Lawn Fawn Stripey Backdrop die and cut two different panels. I flipped one of the panels over to make a criss-cross pattern on top of the first panel. I adhered my fence background on to my card base and then moved on to the clouds!

I used a stitched cloud die and white cardstock to make the clouds, and I treated the edges with some Broken China distress ink to give the hint of a blue sky. I glued the clouds on top of my background and then went on to the cutest part--the baby clothes!

I took some various plaid papers from My Favorite Things and die cut some baby clothes from these papers. One technique I like to use when using patterned papers in card making is to take some Antique Linen Distress Ink and treat the edges of my patterned paper die cuts with my mini ink blending tool. Just adding a little bit of this distress ink to the edges helps to give the die cuts some gradation and stand up off the card. I cut the clothesline string from some kraft colored cardstock and then glued the baby girl clothing die-cuts on to the clothesline. I also cut some of the hearts from the same papers and glued them on to the little clothes and then applied some Glossy Accents on top of the hearts for some added dimension.

I then finished off the scene by creating some grass using a grassy die-cut set and coloring it with Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, and Peeled Paint Distress Inks. The great thing about coloring die cuts with distress inks is that it doesn't really matter if you use the regular distress inks or the oxide inks. You will get great results either way!

I finished off the entire card by stamping a sentiment from a Clearly Besotted set along the bottom of the card in Versamark ink and then white heat embossed it.

Folks, the star of this card are those adorable baby clothes. In my opinion, there aren't enough adorable baby cards on the market, and having a baby is one of the most wonderful causes in the world to celebrate, am I right?!

Thanks for stopping by today!



  1. This card is so sweet. I love how you used the patterned paper on the clothes.