A Few Baby Card Variations
In a recent post, I shared a few easel cards with negative framed scenes which were samples I had made for one of the classes in the 8-week card making course I am teaching through the Haddonfield Adult School. One of my students had asked me (prior to that class) if I had any baby shower supplies as she needed a card for her daughter-in-law who is expecting. I went through my stash at home and adapted the easel card lesson to include some baby shower elements and offered this variation as an option along with the others. The above sample is the same basic card as the others but has patterned paper behind the negative (instead of the scene) and different greeting stamps.
Once my baby supplies were out, I got to playing with them along with a few scraps of paper that seemed appropriate and came up with a few more designs. Below are a few cards using the negative of a “baby” word die cut.
For two of the samples, I embossed the stitched rectangle frame with a wafer thin stitched rectangle die using my Cuttlebug and a Spellbinders embossing mat. (The “sandwich” I use for embossing with a thin die is A-plate, B-plate, embossing mat, card stock, die with cutting edge facing paper and embossing mat, B-plate, and a chipboard shim.) For the other two, I cut out the rectangle instead.
This is a pretty easy card design that could be customized with whatever colors and printed papers you desire. And once the front panel is created, it can either be adhered to an easel card base or to a plain folded card base. (I show how to create the easel card base in the post mentioned above.)
The “baby” die is called “In a Word: Baby Cutaway” and the “happy” die is called “In a Word: Happy Cutaway” which are both by Winnie & Walter. The “Baby Shower” stamp is from the “Mommy-To-Be Diva” set and the “a blessing from above” stamp is from the “Blessing From Above” set which are both by Gina K designs.
The patterned paper I used was Green/Pink Plaid HOTP-200210 (Paper Pizzazz/Hot off the Press) and several prints by Core’dinations called Light Aqua Plaid, White Plaid, and Light Aqua Small Dot. The solid colored card stock was Chiffon (Bazzill), April Lovely (Core’dinations), Grey Kraft (Recollections), and a sheet from the Earth value pack (Recollections).
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