If you follow my blogs you’ll know that I work as a nanny for two little boys. One of the boys, Thing 2, is going to be a big brother soon. The baby is due early next month and will be a little boy. So of course I took the opportunity to make a new baby card!
I’ll be honest, this didn’t turn out exactly as I’d intended, but I like it anyway so never mind.
The onesie stamps are from Reverse Confetti’s Cute as a Button set. This is a new-to-me set, and this card is the first I’ve made with them. New stamps often have issues with ink pooling, and especially if they’re very solid stamps like these are. I made sure to ‘season’ the stamps by rubbing them against my hand to help counter that.
Unfortunately that didn’t help much. No matter how many times I stamped them (and thank goodness for the MISTI!) they just wouldn’t get complete ink coverage. I think actually the problem may be the ink and paper rather than the stamps… But they came out well enough in the end!
With the images done I added my sentiment. I used Lawn Fawn’s Claire’s ABCs and a darker blue to stamp it out.
I was going to adhere the stamped paper directly to my pearlised blue card base but when I laid it out I realised it didn’t look quite right. Instead I added a mat in between (which I gutted, because you can’t tell anyway!) of a dark blue cardstock. Funnily enough the mat is almost the exact same colour as the sentiment! I then adhered the mat and stamped panel to the card base and it was finished.
As I said I’m very happy with how this turned out, even if it’s not exactly as I’d ended. I do wish that the stamps had stamped with proper coverage though… My original plan was to use the coordinating die and add the middle onesie on foam tape for some dimension. But this way works well enough! I hadn’t planned on it being monochromatic either, but I think it looks good that way.
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