I needed to make two baby cards, one for my niece and one for one of my customers, who is also a good friend of mine. Patty, my niece had a little boy and Brittany had a little girl. I was a little late getting these out, the babies were already a month old, because I was waiting for this stamp set to come. The minute I saw this stamp set, I knew I wanted to get it.
I was on Pinterest and saw this lay out created by Nadine's Stampin Club and fell in love. I loved it so much, I made 3 different cards using the same layout. You can see all three at the bottom of this post.
One thing I like about this stamp set is you can use it for other things besides a baby card. You could use it for an older child, someone who loved elephants (like my daughter, Emily), lions or bears. You can also use them for other occasions.
At OnStage in April there was a presentation done using this stamp set and they wrote the following quotes on the inside of the card. Elephant - I am a little behind. Happy Belated Birthday Bear - please come back and stamp with me again Lion - thanks for having my back. Don't you just love them!
To make this card you will need the following products:
Chocolate Chip Cardstock #102128
- cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
- cut at 1" x 3 1/8"
So Saffron Cardstock #105118
- cut at 3 1/8" x 4 3/8"
Whisper White Cardstock #100730
- cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
- cut at 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
- cut at 2" x 4"
I used the Ruffles 3D Embossing Folder on the So Saffron cardstock. One thing you need to do with the paper when you use the 3D embossing folders is spritz it with water. You want to dampen the fibers of your paper, it will give it a better impression.
I stamped my image with Chocolate Chip ink and then used the Watercolor Pencils to color in my image. To get the blended in look I used the Blender Pens. Below is a picture of the bear so you can see it better on how I did the coloring.
This is the inside of the card. Did you notice the back of the bear on the left hand side. In this stamp set your bears are connected, the front and back images, so you have to cut them apart. There is matching framelits, Little Love, and you can get it as a bundle and save 10%.
I used the back on the inside of the card. I stamped the bee hive and bees on the card and on the envelope.
Here is a picture of all three of the cards. Aren't they adorable!
We had a wonderful time in Texas. We got her all moved into her new apartment. Oh my goodness, it is so beautiful. I love all the natural light she gets from all of the windows. Her pool area looks like it is at a resort.
While we were there, we also got to do some fun things. One day we went to the Houston Zoo, which was so nice. Emily, Erica and myself got to feed the giraffes. I loved it! They are so graceful and gentle when they take the lettuce out of your hand. Below is a picture of the tiger I took. Look how beautiful his eyes are.
This is a picture of one of the giraffes that we were feeding. Mark has a video of us feeding them, but I forgot to get it from him.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a terrific Tuesday!
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