Oh Baby

I’m not sure if I have ever posted a baby card on my blog; if I have it was so long ago I can’t remember! This one is a commission for a friend; she asked me months ago and I totally forgot. When she texted the other day to see if it was ready I admitted it was not but I would make sure it was by the next day! I was happy to have thought up a concept all those months ago and my idea came together without hiccoughs.

I painted pink, yellow and orange paint on watercolour paper, added water then let it blend and bleed together. Once it was dry I used the Penny Black ‘Balloons!’ die set to cut three balloons then cut the strings and bows from unpainted watercolour paper. I added stick-it adhesive to the back of some peach coloured cardstock then cut two sets of letters to stack for the words using the C&9 ‘simple serif alphabet’ dies.

To create the cloudy sky I cut post-it masks using the cloud die from C&9 ‘city stacks’ die set then blended over the edges on a background panel and an envelope using Papertrey ink cubes in ‘sweet blush’ and ‘lovely lady’. I cut a very narrow mat of pale rose cardstock to frame the panel and attached everything to a cream card base.

I wondered about cutting more balloons to put inside but instead painted some of the same pink, yellow and orange paint on my glass mat, spritzed it generously to dilute it then placed an extra panel of watercolour paper on top to pick up a pale wishy-washy print.

Seeing that I rarely make baby cards this might become my design of choice when I do need one; I’ll just change the colour scheme to keep things interesting.


8 Comments on “Oh Baby”

  1. Lagene says:

    Awesome baby card!

  2. Karen Jackson says:

    I love the balloons and the pale pink clouds are just perfect for a baby card. What a lucky mum to receive this one of a kind card.

  3. marilyn418 says:

    Wonderful idea…and so fun!!! I was commissioned to make a 70th anniversary card a few weeks ago and I can’t tell you (or maybe I can) how stressful that was! I have vowed not to do that again…way too much pressure on me 🙂

  4. Bonnie says:

    A great idea for a new baby card, Heather! Love these colors and the balloons!

  5. patricia rowe says:

    Appealing. What makes this card extraordinary is that it is different from the ordinary baby card..making this extraordinary.
    Love the colors and the fact you added them to the inside.
    Well done, Heather.

  6. Pat says:

    I adore the large balloons with bows and strings sailing amongst the clouds and the pretty pink, yellow and orange tones of the die cut balloons and sentiment contrast beautifully with the white strings and bows. Your friend will love this I’m sure. x

  7. Jeanne Kent says:

    I absolutely love this! 💕

  8. Karla Canaday says:

    Very nice card!

    Have a wonderful day and remember, YOU are loved.


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