Sweet Baby Blue

It’s been a few months since I last made a new baby card. Really I don’t have a lot of use for new baby cards at the moment, but there’s nothing wrong with having some in my stash! This particular card is actually mostly made up of snippets, which is very handy for working through my seemingly never-ending supply of papers!

A few months ago I used theย Onesie Confetti Cut from Reverse Confettiย with a whole bunch of patterned papers from my stash to create a variety of baby grows. I knew I wanted to use three for this card so I started by having a look through the ones I had, and picked out three that went together nicely. I liked the combination of blues and green tones.

I then moved on to creating my circle panel. Initially I was thinking of making it into a shaker but later decided not to do that. I found a piece of green card stock from my snippet folder and backed it with double-sided tape. I then added some green craft foam to it, followed by another layer of double-sided tape. I used two circle dies then ran it through my Big Shot to create a frame. I then ran a snippet of white through with just the larger of the two circles.

Using the frame and onesies as a guide I worked out where I wanted to position my sentiment. The sentiment comes from Reverse Confetti’s Cute As A Button stamp set. Once I’d decided where to position it I stamped it with the help of my MISTI using MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I then coloured in the white areas of “little” with a blue pencil.

With the elements of the circle panel all ready I decided to put them together before moving on. I removed the backing paper from the double-sided tape that was on the back of the frame, carefully lined it up over the white circle, and pressed it into place. I then set it aside.

The last element I needed to create was the three strips of paper for the background. I decided to use two shades of blue from my snippets folder, and trimmed them down to the right size. I dry embossed the darker blue strip using the lattice embossing folder from Sizzix’s Butterfly Lattice set. I then checked the size against the other two strips and trimmed them down slightly to make sure they were still the same length.

I used my tape runner to adhere the three strips onto a kraft card base. I then used it again to attach the onesies to one another. Flipping the onesies over I attached some foam tape to the back of the onesies, making sure to leave space for where they would sit over the frame of the circle. I used my tape runner on the circle panel and pressed it into place before removing the foam tape from the onesies and putting them over the edge of the frame.

I do really like this card. The colours coordinate nicely, and it’s a lovely layout. The colour scheme is somewhat masculine, but I feel that this could work well for a girl too.

Love,

Lady Joyful

Challenges included:

Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes

City Crafter – Frame It

Color Throwdown – Colour Palette

MFT Camp Create Bonfire – Dry Embossing

Moving Along With The Times – Embossing

Seven Hills Crafts – Die Cut a Die Cut (The products I used that are available from their shop are Cute As A Button and the Onesie die.)

Simon Says Stamp Monday – Texture

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Emboss

Sketch For You To Try – Sketch/Layout (I shifted the circle over slightly as it felt better balanced that way.)

Uniko Challenge – Masculine

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31 thoughts on “Sweet Baby Blue

  1. What a nice card and what a really nice sketch you played with! Love the color combo and the sentiment is a perfect match!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we really hope to see you again next week!
    x Zoey

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  2. Hi,
    what a very wonderful card and your design is super.
    Love those baby vests they are gorgeous and wonderful.
    Nice embossed panel as well.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge with this.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

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  3. Oh that little onsie though, it really is ‘cute as a button’. Really sweet design.
    Thanks so much for playing along with Seven Hills Crafts this month x

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