A little over a month ago a friend told me about her upcoming baby shower. I hadn’t seen her in awhile and I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to make a “Welcome, Baby” card. It’s been quite some time since the last baby card I’ve made, so I needed some time to get back into the baby cardmaking mindset. In the process, I made about three different baby cards (will post pics of those in another post) until I settled on the one I liked most for my friend. Ironically, though, when it came to wrapping the gifts, the only wrapping paper I had was a white one with small red polka dots — a good fit actually, since I recently discovered her nursery has a panda theme. So, on to baby shower card number four. I have to say, I absolutely loved the final products!
For the box, I wrapped a shoebox in the cheery polka-dotted paper, put the goodies inside, and tied it with red wraphia and a homemade tag.
For the card I covered white cardstock with a black and white decorative paper. I then layered three pieces of cardstock at angles in black, red, and white. I stamped the “Changito Knee-Hugger” image on the white cardstock with black ColorBox ink, and covered it with clear embossing powder. I then used the watercolor colored pencils to color in the image. On a separate piece of white cardstock I stamped b-a-b-y and then punched out each letter with my Fiskar’s square punch. I rounded off the corners, and then pasted them to the decorative paper. On that same piece of cardstock I used the Cranberry ColorBox ink and stamped the flower image three times, and covered each in clear embossing paper. I cut out each flower with the finger-swivel curvy blade, and then pasted them on the card using Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares (a temporary replacement since the store has run out of mini pop dots). I then used Silver Stickles to add a little sparkle to the center of each flower. I stamped the inside message with the Cranberry ColorBox ink, and voila — the contemporary red, white, and black baby shower card was born (please excuse the pun).
- plain white folded cardstock card
- “Me and My Big Ideas” Black & White decorative paper
- Changito Knee-Hugger stamp
- Cardstock paper: black, red, white with sparkles
- flower stamp ($1 bin at Michaels)
- alpha stamps (don’t remember the brand or design — sorry)
- ColorBox Inks: Cranberry, Black
- Silver Stickles
- Scrapbook Adhesives White 3D Foam Squares
- Fiskars square punch
- Kimberly watercolor pencils
- Stamp N Stuff clear embossing powder