This week’s Watercooler Wednesday challenge is all about occasions, and I decided to make a baby card because I have babies on the brain! A close family member is expecting twins, so I decided to make a twin card. The twins in question are not identical, but I couldn’t resist making this card once I’d had the idea.
My starting point was the onesies, or baby-grows. I used stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti to make them. I wanted to have a white border around them which is why I decided to use the stamps, but the die works well as a standalone so the design could be made just using cardstock on the appropriate colour.
I used Altenew’s Jet Black dye ink to stamp the undecorated onesie from Cute As A Button. I’d originally started stamping with my go-to MFT Black Licorice Hybrid ink, but I found that for solid stamping it wasn’t giving me as intense colour as I wanted. The Jet Black Altenew ink worked perfectly as an alternative.
I used the Onesie die to cut out both of the onesies, then slid one back onto the negative portion and started arranging my letters onto it. I chose to use Lawn Fawn’s Claire’s ABCs. Once I had them in place I used my anti-static powder tool, stamped with embossing ink and heat embossed with a fine detail white embossing powder. I then swapped the other onesie into the negative space, ensuring the position of the lettering would match the first, and repeated the process, but with a different final letter.
I wasn’t entirely certain initially what I wanted to do for the background. After some contemplation I decided to partially emboss the card base with the Tim Holtz Dot Matrix embossing folder. I then decided I needed to add a pop of colour to the card so I masked the area above the embossed portion so that I could blend Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide all across it.
When I removed the washi tape that I had used for masking it slightly tore my card base. I switched to lifting the tape from the other end to avoid ripping right across my card, then went over the ripped area with my sand eraser. I also decided to adjust my arrangement for the onesies slightly so that they would hide the damage to the card base.
I used double sided tape on the back of one of the onesies and popped the other up on foam tape. I considered adding a sentiment but decided against it.
I’m really pleased with how this card turned out. I feel like it’s the perfect amount of geekiness and is a fun identical twin card. The embossing folder works really nicely to help add interest and finish off the background, and I think adding a pop of colour with the ink blending was definitely the right decision.
AAA Cards – Geometrics
Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes
HLS Anything Goes with Die Challenge – Use Dies
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
Paru’s Card Making Challenge – Masculine
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Anything Goes
So Suzy Stamps – Masculine
Watercooler Wednesday Challenges – All About Occasions
Check out what the rest of the DT made:
Charlotte (that’s me!)