There is nothing sweeter then a handmade card for a newborn baby. It’s so personal and made with love and thought.
Barnyard Babies is a new stamp set from the latest Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue and it is super sweet. I like that it’s versatile as well and has can be used for lots of occasions.
I’m playing along with the Mojo Monday Blog Challenge MOJO403 this week. Here is the sketch inspiration designed by the talented Julee Tilman (thanks Julee – loved this):
Two of my sweet Midnight Inkings Team gals have had babies lately – one boy and one girl. Now I get week at the knees for a boy baby (having had 3 boys myself) and getting to cuddle little girl baby is a rare t.r.e.a.t!! – I had so much fun making these cards. Now I can’t wait for the cuddles!!
Card Making Tip: If you want to use coloured twine but don’t have the matching colour – just use your White Stampin’ Up! Twine, take a sponge and dip it into your ink pad of the desired colour. Colour your white twine using the sponge on top of some scrap paper and let dry. It will match perfectly.
How to keep the little lamb white? I’ve created a Mask.
- Stamp one image on water-colour paper and another on white vellum using StazOn black ink.
- Hand cut (fussy cut) the vellum sheep out and used re-positionable adhesive on the back of the ‘mask sheep’ to place over the watercolour paper image.
- Take a sponge (I like the Steampin’ Up! Sponge Daubers) and lightly sponged all around and over the mask sheep.
- Remove the mask vellum sheep when completed.
I have a question for you at the bottom of this post… read on…… 🙂
Here are the ‘ingredients’ for my cards. It’s all about the tools. Click on the images to look at their details: