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Throwback Thursday // A Baby Shower Card

Baby Shower Card & Tag

I just posted a photo of this card and tag set on instagram and it occurred to me that I never actually blogged about it! I made it a few years ago, so it works perfectly for a #throwbackthursday post, don’t you think?

Baby shower card and tag

I made this card for a baby shower nearly two years ago, and I really liked how it came out, so I’m not sure why I forgot to share it here. I made it gender neutral, because we didn’t know the sex of the baby at the time (it was a boy!). I used a combination of Lawn Fawn and Mama Elephant products for this card, as well as some distress ink and copic markers for the coloring.

Baby shower card and tag

For the card: I started with a 5.25″ x 4″ piece of watercolor paper that I “painted” using distress ink (Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed and Salty Ocean).  I say “painted” because what I actually did was press each ink pad down onto my craft mat, spritzed each color with water, picked them up onto a piece of acetate and then stamped the acetate onto my paper until I achieved the look I wanted. There are good tutorials for this technique on youtube. In fact, here’s a recent video where the technique is shown.

After the panel was dry, I cut it out with a stitched rectangle die and added a stamped and die cut (and copic-colored) stork from the Plus One Lawn Fawn stamp set. I added some polka dots to the stork’s satchel with a white gel pen.

The sentiment is from the Mama Elephant Surprise Sentiments stamp set. I stamped it with VersaMark ink onto a strip of vellum and heat embossed it with some white embossing powder. I layered the vellum piece on top of a black strip of card stock cut to the same size. I also added a bit of washi tape behind the sentiment to give it a pop, and affixed it to the card with a tiny attacher/mini stapler.

Baby shower card and tag

For the tag: I cut the tag shape out using the Lawn Fawn Tag, You’re It die set and added the stitched border using the coordinating Birthday Tags stamp set. For the sentiment, I used another from the Mama Elephant Surprise Sentiments set, and I then added a little rattle from the Plus One stamp set. I added glossy accents to the rattle..and then didn’t wait long enough for it to dry before taking the photos, so the rattle looks a little cloudy here. Once the glossy accents dried, it looked perfectly clear and shiny.

#tbt baby shower card, tag and gift

I found some tissue paper, ribbon and a simple brown gift bag at Target that seemed to match the theme I was going for. Inside the bag were some gender neutral onesies and a zebra stuffed animal if I do recall (it helps when the zebra is peeking out of the bag). :)

Baby shower card and tag

Happy Throwback Thursday (which means it’s almost Friday)!

kimberly

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Father’s Day Card

Popping in today to share a Father’s Day card I made for a friend. I mentioned in my last post that I’m obsessed with clear embossing on watercolored panels so here we go again!

Father's Day card

I used a Winnie & Walter Mini Scenery: Do You See What I See background stamp for the panel. I stamped it with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder. I then added an orange-y watercolor wash over the top.

Father's Day card

For the sentiment, I die cut “dad” from my set of Louie’s ABC dies . I created a custom sentiment by pairing it with “you’re the best” from a Wplus9 Hand Lettered Thanks stamp set, which I stamped onto a strip of black cardstock. I heat embossed that part of the sentiment with white embossing powder and gave the whole sentiment some dimension by adding fun foam underneath the letters and the black cardstock before gluing it all to the panel.

Father's Day card

I then cut a piece of orange cardstock slightly bigger than my watercolor panel to mount the panel to before adhering everything to the card base. I decided the orange cardstock was a bit too bright and distracting, so I layered a piece of vellum on top of it to soften everything a bit.

Father's Day card

Voila! Another quick card on a watercolored panel. I’m kind of obsessed with the look. I hope you don’t mind! :)

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

kimberly

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Happy Birthday, Cupcake!

Happy Birthday CardAnother birthday card! This one was created for one of my girlfriends so I wanted it to be cute and feminine. Made with fun washi tapes and the birthday tags stamp set and tag, you’re it and stitched rectangles dies from Lawn Fawn, was inspired by this card that I saw on one of my favorite card making blogs, A Blog Called Wanda.

Happy Birthday CupcakeAfter cutting out the tag die, I stamped out the cupcake, candle and happy birthday sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink. I colored the cupcake with copic markers, added some pink twine, and set it aside. I took the stitched rectangle panel and added the three strips of washi tape, and mounted the tag on top of the panel using foam tape to give it a bit of dimension. I centered the panel onto a slightly larger cut piece of pink paper, then mounted the whole thing onto a card base. I probably could have left it as is, but decided to add a few sequins here and there to add a bit of embellishment. I adhered those with ranger multi medium matte glue. I love how cute the card came out, and putting it all together was quick and easy. And it’s a fun use for washi tape (of which I now have many rolls)!

Lawn Fawn Birthday Tags Cardkimberly

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Hello Foxy Friend

I hope you’ll forgive the iphone photos, but I wanted to share two variations on this cute card I made a few weeks ago. And if you haven’t noticed from my instagram feed I’ll tell you now that I’m currently obsessed with the Hand Lettered Hello stamps and coordinating dies set from Wplus9. :)

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I started with a 3 1/2 x 4 7/8″ card base (4bar size) and die cut a large circle in the front panel. I then stamped the cute fox from the Lawn Fawn Joy to the Woods stamp set on a piece of scrap paper, and colored him in with Copic markers. I die cut him with the coordinating die set and mounted him on the inner panel of the card, inside the open circle, using some foam tape to give him a lot of dimension. I think he’s just so cute!

Hello Foxy Friend Card

For the sentiment, I used Hand Lettered Hello die from Wplus9. Instead of using colored paper, I created a custom-colored paper myself by coloring on a piece of white card stock (I used my copics for the orange on the first card, and Lake House dye ink for the blue of the second card). Then, I cut a few more “hellos” from some white card stock, and stacked them on top of each other to give the sentiment some dimension (two white ones underneath the colored hello on top). I adhered it to the front of my card base with some Tombow multi mono liquid glue.

Orange Hello

To finish,  I stamped “friend” from the stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink underneath the die cut sentiment. I love how the cards turned out!

kimberly

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Simple Get Well Soon Cards

Recently, I’ve gotten really into card making. I’ve been paper crafting off and on for a while (wedding favor labels, Christmas ornaments, etc.) and I’m lately just really enjoying stamping, coloring and assembling cute cards. While on vacation with my hubby a few weeks ago, I picked up some very cute Lawn Fawn stamps and coordinating dies, and used them to create some get well soon cards that I thought I’d share (one I sent to a church friend who hasn’t been feeling well as of late).

Get Well Soon

 

 

Get Well Soon - Lawn Fawn Stamps

In addition to the stamps and dies, I used an assortment of watercolor paints, distress inks, twine, watercolor paper, cardstock, foam tape and scissors to create the cards. If anyone is interested in a fuller list of supplies, or a step-by-step post, please let me know!

Get Well Soon Handmade Card

Get Well Soon Stamped Cardkimberly