Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Gift Card Enclosed Baby Cards

I created another baby card for our neighbor who gave birth a few months back. I created one for a co-worker and for a blog challenge http://ienjoywhatido.blogspot.com/2015/06/hello-baby-card.html. I recreated the same card but with different elements.

I created the window overlay first to know where I will stamp the owl on the notecard. I also die cut a border for the window. I stamped the owl onto the notecard and re-stamped the image to a Post-it note using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The image was colored with Copics. I doodled on the tree branch for a more realistic look. I fuzzy cut the image to mask the image on the note card. I blended three Tim Holtz Distress Ink colors (Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean) to create the background.

I ran the window overlay thru my Sizzix and used a Woodgrain embossing folder. I ink this using Tim Holtz Distress inks Antique Linen and Tattered Rose. The window is originally a peach colored cardstock which is too soft to pop out the owl, so I inked this with Tim Holtz Distress ink Vintage photo.

For the sentiment, I first made sure the inked background is dry by pouring embossing powder to it. If the powder doesn't stick to the inked area, then the area can be set for embossing. I stamped the sentiments using Versamark, poured white embossing powder, then heat set it. I adhered the window panel on top of the stamped notecard.

For the inside of the card, I created a pocket to insert a gift card for the recipient. I used the Cricut Close to my Heart Artiste cartridge to cut the diaper. This was cut at 3.3".

This cut comes with tick cuts where the cardstock will be folded to create the diaper. I tucked the edges of the diaper into the slits. I applied mini glue dots to this to secure it. I adhered a small tip of washi tape for additional embellishment. The diaper is adhered to the inside of the card with a double sided tape. The sentiment is cut using a Paper Smooches die. I glittered the sentiment using a Wink of Stella pen. This lay out can also be used for the front of the card.
Here is the image of both cards and an image of the inside of both cards. One is for a baby boy and the other, is for a baby girl.

Thanks for viewing my blog.

Maria Giselle B.

I am submitting this creation to the following challenge:


1 comment:

  1. Such adorable cards! I love them all! :) Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge! :)