Saturday, 11 October 2014

Create Baby Themed Cards with Unusual Stamps

Hello fellow crafters! I'm popping in this morning to share with you some baby themed cards and gift tags. But the fun part is: I created them by using a stamp set that doesn't even have baby related stamps. I just wanted to challenge myself to look at my stash in a completely different way and this is what happened :)

I first used a Hero Arts stencil to create the background for both of the cards (did you know the store now carries many different stencils? They are amazing!). Distress Inks work best here, but of course you can also grab your regular dye inks and see if you can get them to blend. Not sure how well you can make this out, but I tried to have a darker "halo" around the center pieces, so I used two pinks and two blues on the background.

The center pieces were cut with Lawn Fawn's Stitched Borders (girl version) and another die for the  boy version (you could use Lawn Fawn's new stitched rectangle cuts, sorry OOS right now). I stamped the boots from the Paper Smooches Buckaroo stamp set on Lawn Fawn patterned paper and fuzzy cut them, then added some shadows with grey Copic Markers. The hat was stamped on Neenah Solar White paper and colored with brown Copic Markers. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's Plus One set and I thought it would be funny to use some brown/natural twine as a sort of "lasso" to add some dimension to the cards.

And because I can't very well stop when I need to, I cut two tags with the Mama Elephant Basic Set creative cuts, stamped the boots on there (with a bit of masking to hide one behind the other) and then colored them with my Copics. On the girl version, I used a silver gel pen (no name brand) to add some silver sparkles and to color the soles. On the boy version, I used a bronze gel pen for the soles and a gold gel pen to add some accents.

That's it from me for today. I hope you enjoyed this little project and I hope you'll check out the Buckaroo stamp set. It's so incredibly versatile. I'm already planning some elegant cards using the little floral accents that come with the set.

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samsjubblies said...

Love these what a great idea xxx

walchowDesign said...

Great idea and they are so adorable!

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