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A baby girl

Hugs & Kisses Heather Telford

We interrupt this week of Christmas cards for a brand new baby girl. My brother and his wife had a baby girl very early this morning so I incorporated some of the ideas and techniques from the Stretch your Stamps 2 class into a card for them. There is a lot which isn’t really me in this card. For starters I never make baby cards; I’m not sure why not. When I need a baby card I usually pull out a pastel or floral card from my stash. Secondly, I rarely use graphic stamps. Unlike the clever and creative Ardyth I don’t reach for those bold geometric stamps. The other feature which is strange for me is the two panels with a white background; its not that I don’t like white space, I do, it is more that I tend to like colour on my panel and white space on my card base. Having said all that I don’t dislike this card at all; it’s just a little out of character for me. I like the silvery bits, the random arrangement of hearts and the two layered die cuts.

When I sat down to make this card I had a scrap of cardstock beside my main panel to test the pinks and reds as I stamped so I could decide which ones to use. My main panel was lined up with perfectly straight rows of hearts, each row a different colour. When I finished the rows I looked at my scrap and liked the random arrangement of hearts way better than the rows so I started again and made the panel you see here. As I stamped the hearts I occasionally stamped off or wiped off a little ink so they would all look a little distressed. The big heart is from “Heart Swatches” and the tiny heart was cut from a row of five in the “From the Heart” set.

I ran the silver sharpie down the left hand edge of the card base and put a ragged piece of mulberry paper under the right hand side of the panel. The die cuts are coloured with the sharpie. I know this probably looks more like a Valentine’s card to many of you but I am sending hugs for my brother and sister-in-law and kisses for the top of my sweet little niece’s head. Who knows when I will see them all as they are on the other side of the world!

We will return to promised Christmas programming soon!

Supplies:

Stamps:  Heart Swatches, From the Heart, Life’s Journals (PB) 
Creative Dies:  Love Expressions (PB)
Inks: Memento Angel Pink, Rosebud, Love Letter, Sweet Plum and Encore Silver (Imagine Crafts Tsukineko) Silver Sharpie
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock, Pink Mulberry paper

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4 Comments on “A baby girl”

  1. stonevab says:

    Love it ,I need a baby card also and have no baby stamps . This is a great idea. I am going to use the celebrate die since I don’t have hugs and kisses . Thanks

  2. Rufus says:

    Congratulations on your new niece! Exciting times. I’m sure that they’ll love and treasure this card. I never make baby cards either, of course I don’t need many these days.
    R/

  3. jillianfoster82 says:

    Congrats on the new addition to your family!! Beautiful card, too!

    Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:18:55 +0000 To: jillianfoster82@hotmail.com

  4. Lindsey says:

    It works for a new baby in the family, but certainly would make a pretty Valentine card as well. Although perhaps not your usual type of card, I think it still fits with your overall style.


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