Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Welcome Baby!

We recently moved in to a new neighborhood that we just love. It's a wonderful combination of young families and older people (like us!), and everyone makes a point of meeting each other because it's a new development. Of course, with young families come babies! We have two brand new babies right across the street, so this week's theme of "Oh, Baby!" was perfect timing for me! I got to make sweet baby cards and get my blog written!

Here's my first creation, perfect for either a boy or girl just by changing the colors you use.

Welcome Baby!
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

DWLS95 Baby Feet Stencil
DWLJ882 Diamond Grid Stencil
DWNHB-12 1/2" Brush #12 Natural Handle

My Colors Cardstock - Sky, Mint Julep
Memento Inks - Bahama Blue, Bamboo Leaves
Removable tape

Step 1:  Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Sky cardstock in half to form an A2 card
Step 2:  Tape the Baby Feet stencil to a 1 5/8" x 2 1/4" piece of white cardstock with removable tape
Step 3: Use a 1/2" stencil brush to add color to the image, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning
Step 4: Tape the Diamond Grid stencil to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock with removable tape, making sure to have the pattern the correct direction and lined up right at the left edge of the paper, use two more long pieces of removable tape to tape off one angled row
Step 5:  Use the blue 1/2" stencil brush first and color the whole row, move the tape over to the next row you want to be blue (skip a row), and tape off that row, color, repeat, move the stencil over as needed, carefully lining it up each time to fill the paper
Step 6: Clean the stencil, line it back over the design and add the second color, edge the piece with the blue ink pad
Step 7: Adhere the background to the card front
Step 8: Use FabriTac to add some ribbon and a little bow
Step 9: Adhere the Baby Feet to a small mat of Sky, then Mint Julep, then White, and to the right side of the card

Head over to the Stampendous Blog for more sweet baby ideas!

Happy Creating,


Shari said...

Very cute. I might have to use this one, when my niece starts having babies. 💗💗💗

Jamie Martin said...

This is so cute, love how you used the diamond grid stencil!

Viki Banaszak said...

So cute! I love your background.

Stampendous said...

Oh, gorgeous color patterns with the diamond stencil and such sweet baby feet card to have on hand. A great project for our Baby theme week!