Hi everyone, I’m very excited to be back on the Whimsy blog and bring you today’s project as guest designer. I don’t need many baby cards in my life but one of my nephew’s became father of the cutest little girl on earth a few weeks ago, so I made this card for him and his girlfriend to welcome the new family member! For today’s card I choose two stamps from the Whimsy Stamps product line.
To get this card started I stamped the adorable Whimsy Stamps “Baby Giraffe“ stamp onto some Strathmore “Toned Tan“ paper using Versafine ink in the colour “Onyx Black“.
Next I coloured the image using coloured pencils from four different brands (you can of course use whatever coloured pencils you have and like): from my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils I used the numbers 123, 187, 180, 177 and 102. From my Holbein Artists‘ Colored Pencils I used the Rose Pink colour (this pencil is from the Pastel Tone Set that you can buy on Ebay). From my Prismacolor coloured pencils I used the Creme, Beige, Light Peach, Peach and Salmon Pink (for the skin tones) and for my highlights I used the White pencil from the Caran d‘Ache Luminance line.
When the colouring was done I went over some of the lines, that I lost during the colouring process, with a black Copic Multiliner (0.1).
Now I can die cut around the image using a circle stitched die from a nesting die set (I like to colour first and then die cut so that I have room to hold the image while colouring and also to do some swatches for colour combo’s to try out). I adhered this circle to a larger piece of yellow coloured paper using liquid glue and fussy cut around it, using my Fiskars scissors, since I don’t have a die in a size that‘s slightly larger then the stitched one that I used before.
I didn’t wanted the background to distract from the cute image so that’s why I choose a matching patterned paper from my stash with two different patterns on it, I die cut this in the right size with a square nesting die and I also die cut a larger square from a light green card stock using a stitched square die in a slightly larger size then the one I used before. I edged the pink patterned paper panel using Distress Ink in the colour “Picked Raspberry” and then I adhered the two mats together using liquid glue.
I also found some fun ribbon (that looks a little like lace) in my stash, wrapped that around the combined mats where the two patterns met and adhered the ribbon on the back using regular tape.
Then I adhered these combined panels with the ribbon onto a square kraft card base slightly darker in tone then the paper that I coloured the image on, using one millimetre thick foam tape.
Next I’m going to work on my sentiment: for this I stamped one of the sentiments from the Whimsy Stamps “Friendly Flowers“ stamp set onto some crème coloured card stock using the same black ink as before and then I die cut around the sentiment using a circle die. I also die cut a slightly larger stitched circle die shape from the same light green card stock that I used before. These mats I adhered together using liquid glue.
Now I can put this card together: I adhered the coloured image with the yellow mat onto the square panels using one millimetre thick foam tape and then I adhered the sentiment over that also using one millimetre thick foam tape. To finish this card I adhered a matching baby themed chipboard from my stash to the project using Ranger Medium Matte.
And that’s today’s fun little project!
Thank you Whimsy Stamps for having me as a guest designer this week, I loved working with these gorgeous products!