Hello there and welcome to Renee’s Corner. Today’s card is for a new baby congratulations message. There are so many interesting elements to it which I am sure you will like. So let’s go…
- Type of project: Greeting card
- Occasion: New Baby Congratulations Message
- Style: Tri-fold Card
- Techniques used: Paper folding, Stamping, Colouring, Die- cutting, Mix and Match Stamps, Ink Distressing
- Decoration: Inked Stars, Yellow cardstock edging
- Main colour: Yellow, Blue, Green and Gold
- Equipment used: Sizzix Die cutting Machine
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Its fun to Mix and Match your Stamps
The Stamps and Dies I used for this New Baby Congratulations card are from Art Impressions (AI). Because I have made a number of cards just using the” Welcome Little One” TryFold card stamps, I decided to combine it with the Garden Window stamps which are also from AI and I love how seamlessly they worked together.
With white card stock, I made the try-fold and stamped the window image on the front. Then I coloured it using Spectrum Noir Markers. Using the dies that come with the set, I cut the middle out to allow the curtains to show through. Using a pencil I traced the inside of the cut out so I can place the curtains strategically. I added the greeting “Welcome Little One” to the front. The image was stamped again on scrap paper and coloured again and I simply cut around the flowers and super imposed the image on the print in the front with double sided tape. This gave it a fuller look.
The next fold
On the next fold, I stamped the curtains and coloured them. The inside was also cut out to let the baby show through. I added the word “Congratulations” . For decoration I stencilled stars using Rangers Distress Inks in two colours.
On the inside I placed the precious image of the Baby Boy which my customer requested. I also coloured the imagevwith Spectrum noir and added stars with a stencil and distressed inks.
The Complete Look
One of the design ideas I had was to make the card into a house. So I added a roof to the front and mirrored it on the back. I edged everything with yellow card stock.
Renee Hamilton is from Trinidad and Tobago. Renee has been writing for TPC since 2023. Renee started paper crafting in 2008 and she mostly do Cardmaking, 3D and interactive projects. Her paper projects are often made in a Clean and Simple or a Whimsical style.