Animal Outing New Baby Card

It’s been awhile since I’ve made a baby card!  As I was going through my new stuff today, I saw my Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam card stock next to each other and thought they looked really pretty together.  Then I saw my Animal Outing stamp set, and this is what came to mind.  Green is my favorite color, and I love these two shades together for babies!

The rhino was colored with light and dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends, the little bird was colored with light and dark Bermuda Bay ones, and the rhino’s horn was colored with the Ivory marker.  I framed him with Stitched Shapes Framelits, and layered him with a large scalloped circle cut with the Layering Circles Framelits.

The sentiment is actually two different stamps from the Animal Outing set.  I placed them both on the same block and stamped them together, but even though I put them as close together as I could, there was more space between the two words than I would have liked.  Instead of redoing it, I pulled out my Pick a Pennant set and stamped the tiny heart in between them in Blushing Bride ink.  It was the perfect size and perfect way to fill that extra bit of space!  I also went over the heart with Clear Wink of Stella for just a bit of shimmer (though it’s hard to see from the pics.)

 

 

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Mint Macaron card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 and folded in half)

Whisper White middle layer:  4 x 5-1/4 inches

Soft Sea Foam top layer: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Mint Macaron scalloped circle:  3-1/8 inches in diameter

White stitched circle:  2-15/16 inches in diameter

Small scalloped sentiment piece: 1-3/8 inches in diameter

 

I love the colors and images on this card!  (I really love the whole new subtles collection actually!)  The soft colors are perfect for baby projects!

If you have any questions about this card, please let me know!  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Nicolle

 

Throwback Thursday: My Baby Shower Thank you!

The other night, my sister and I were going through a box of our mom’s old pictures and I came across this card I made back in 2011!  I made these for my baby shower when I was having my first child.  We didn’t find out if he was a girl or boy ahead of time, so I made them green and yellow (or more specifically Certainly Celery and Barely Banana – both of which are retired now.)  I used two stamp sets on this card.  The first is called I’m Here, and is the set that contains the alphabet background stamp and the handprint used on the card.  The full set included two hand stamps, two footprints, the alphabet stamp, and another that says “I’m Here”.  The Thank You sentiment came from a second set called Short & Sweet.  Unfortunately, both of these sets are now retired, though you can probably still find them on ebay or Etsy!

These cards were intentionally kept simple, as I had to make so many of them.  I love seeing old stamp sets and colors on projects I’ve made in the past!  Certainly Celery is one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! colors of all time. I even used it as one of my wedding colors when I got married in 2008!  (Someday, when I unpack all of the boxes sitting in my basement, I’ll also share my wedding invitations!  I made them as well!)

Thanks for stopping by today!  Enjoy your day!

Nicolle