I have soooooo many pregnant friends right now – it’s kind of crazy – so, I have a lot of new baby cards to make over the next few months. This one was made with a really fun stamp set from Avery Elle. It was the sentiments that accompany the image that made me buy the set, and I think it’s made a really cute, clean and simple card.
Supplies I Used
- Avery Elle Brand New Baby stamp set
- Time for Tea Designs A2 Nesting Dies
- Snow Leopard A4 Card
- Violet Studio Baby 6×6″ Paper Pack
- Heffy Doodle 8.5 x 11” Coloured Cardstock – Oyster Shell
- Crafter’s Companion Glue Tape Pen
- Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
- Turquoise and Gold Stickles
- Copic Sketch Markers
Making the Card
To make this card, I first die cut two rectangles using the Time for Teas A2 rectangle nesting dies. The largest rectangle was cut from a Violet Studios Baby paper pad, while the smaller one was cut from Snow Leopard A4 card – my favourite card for stamping and colouring. I then used my stamping platform to stamp the bird and baby image, a couple of hearts, and the sentiment using Memento Black ink. One thing I really want to mention here is how well the Avery Elle stamps stamped. I’ve never used this brand of stamp before, and the lines were crisp and perfect – it makes such a difference!
Next, I coloured my images using Copic sketch markers. I tried to keep my colour choices as minimal as possible, focusing on blue for a baby boy, and keeping the rest peachy and light. For a bit of added interest, I added Stickles to the bottom of the bag, hearts and crown. I waited for the Stickles to dry, and then attached my white rectangle to the grey patterned one.
To finish my card, I cut a piece of Heffy Doodle Oyster Shell card stock in half and scored down the middle. I then attached my card topper to the base with a tape pen. I also stamped “From Your Crafty AF Friend” (not pictured) – one of the fun sentiment strips from a Cathy Zielske stamp set – to the back of the card.
And there we have it. A super simple new baby card that looks gorgeous in real life. I know I keep saying it, but I really need to invest in a light box to improve my photography.