When I saw that Cupcake Inspirations‘ challenge was to make a baby card I thought I would have to skip it. I couldn’t think of any stamps or dies that would be appropriate. But then I flicked through my stamps and found this little chick! I decided to use it on a card with the current layout from Freshly Made Sketches, and I am also including Pixie’s Snippets Playground as my final challenge.
I started by looking through my papers to see if I had anything suitable for my baby themed card. I found a couple of different options but couldn’t decide at that point.
I moved on to my chick, from Paper Smooches’ Chubby Chums. I used MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink to stamp it onto a snippet of white card stock which I’d salvaged from an old art book. I then used my watercolour pencils to colour it in. I went with shades of yellow and orange, aiming for a relatively realistic look. I also added half moons of very pale blue in the eyes to help them stand out more. Once I was happy with all the shading I used some water to activate and blend the colours.
Whilst the chick dried I went back to my paper selections and decided on the green and blue patterned paper. I then started looking for papers to go with it. I found the pale blue that seemed a good match.
I knew I wanted to use the patterned paper as the front most panel, which meant the blue would be going behind it. I decided to run it through an embossing folder for a bit of added interest. The one I used was the lattice from the Butterfly Lattice Set which is a Sizzix Textured Impressions.
I wanted a green shade for my banner. None of the ones I had seemed to be quite right though. I eventually settled on the blue-green colour you can see.
Once I had all of my elements cut to size I decided to start adhering them in place on my card front. I used Tombow Multi Mono Liquid Glue for all the papers except the banner, for which I used my tape runner. I then put the card into my MISTI in order to stamp the sentiment which also comes from the Chubby Chums set.
I’m really happy with how this card turned out. It is certainly cute enough for a new baby card! I see this as a card for a baby boy, which is amusing as I’d started with the plan of making a card for a baby girl. When I had decided to use the chick it just seemed like it would be ideal for a baby girl. But once I’d chosen my papers that changed. Of course it could still be used for a little girl!