Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hello Baby Card

I made this card for a co-worker who gave birth to a baby boy (Congratulations, Gaylin!)  At the same time, I am participating in the Hero Arts Tic-Tac-Toe challenge.

I chose the first line across (circles-stencil-heat embossing.) 

For the circle, I die cut a circle opening at the center of a 4 1/4 x 5.5 white cardstock where the image will show. I blended SSS Audrey Blue to color the white panel.  Before stamping my sentiment, I heat this panel to make sure the ink is dry and ready for embossing. I die cut another white circle to create an outline for the center circle. I inked this circle outline with Hero Arts Mint Julep. I temporarily taped this outline circle while I was working on the sentiment to ensure proper placement of the letters. I stamped the letters using Versamark ink, applied Hero Arts white embossing powder and heat set it. Since I am using an alphabet stamp set, I had to tape the circle, run my embossing powder, stamp the letter, apply powder and heat the letter one at a time. Sounds like a lot of work but once you got the rhythm of it, it is very quick. I colored the letters with white color pencil. 

For the stencil, I used a confetti star stencil. Using a sponge dauber, I tapped white pigment ink onto the stencil. I applied glitter embossing powder to it then heat set it. 

For the center image, I laid the panel to my note card to allow proper stamping of the mother and baby elephant image. I stamped this on the card using Memento Tuxedo Black, then stamped the image again on a Post-It note which I will use for masking. I fuzzy cut the Post-It note and used this to cover the image. I blended Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade around the image. I cut another Post-It note to create a scene and serve as a ground for the image. I used MFT Kraft Ink for this. I colored the image using Copics. 

I adhered to blue panel on top of the stamped note card. I then adhered the circle outline.

My youngest son, Ryan posed with the card.

Thanks for viewing my blog. 

Maria Giselle B.

Supplies used:
Stamp: Hero Arts OWH Lil Hoot, Hero Arts Journal Letters
Die: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles Die
Stencil: Heidi Swapp Confetti

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