I started by picking out all my papers. I found a pale yellow card base in my stash. I cut a panel from a grey patterned paper (which was actually from a Christmas paper pack), a circle sized for the sentiment from yellow, and then a larger circle and rectangular panel from a snippet of grey (that was just big enough) to act as mats.
I’d already picked out Reverse Confetti’s Cute As A Button stamp set to use for my card. I decided to create a soft background for the whole card by stamping the plain baby-grow across the card base repeatedly and heat embossing in clear. I then stamped the sentiment in black ink onto my yellow circle.
Finally I assembled the card by using my tape runner. I did consider raising the sentiment panel with foam tape, but decided that it wasn’t necessary as there is an illusion of volume even without it.
I’m happy with how this card came together. It was fairly quick and simple, and the result is a soft card that I feel works well as a new baby card despite being perhaps somewhat less traditional than a normal new baby card. The patterned paper adds some elegance, and the colour scheme would work well whether the baby is a boy or a girl.
Addicted To Stamps and More – Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the baby theme.)
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – Use Patterned Paper
Mod Squad Challenge – Geometric
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes
Sketch For You To Try – Sketch/Layout
Stamp Junkies – Striptease (use a strip of patterned paper)