Everyone’s having babies. Seriously, that’s how it feels. Colleagues and friends expecting offspring to the left and right and all of them are having girls (which has the prospective dads go all gooey-eyed and silly-grinny). To be prepared for many rounds of well-wishes, I’ve started on some baby cards and the new clear stamp set “Heavy Friends” by Gerda Steiner Designs is actually perfect for this. For today’s card, I picked the super cute elephant.
I started out by stamping the background with a Hero Arts stamp that has been neglected by me since I bought it last year and I was surprised just how perfect it works for cards like this. I used Memento pigment ink because I wanted a super crisp impression and this was the lightest pink I could find in my stash. The elephant was colored with Copic Markers and I fuzzy cut it before mounting it on the card.
The little heart fountain is part of the stamp set – I colored the hearts with a distress marker (accidentally picked a red instead of a pink, duh), put on a layer of Gelly Roll Stardust shimmer (Wink of Stella would work just as well), then coated it carefully with glossy accents to get the dimensional effect and increase the shimmer even more.
Beneath that front panel are two layers: patterned paper muted with a sheet of vellum, all cut with the same die. Admittedly, I stole the idea from Nichol Magourk (she’s the Queen of Vellum, so inspiring!). A few sequins by Pretty Pink Posh finish up the card.
I’m sending this card off to the following challenges: MarkerPop #66 “Anything Goes” since I used my Copics on this card; Virginia’s View “Layers and Dimensions” because, well, lots of layers; and the Paper Players #239 “To Die For” since I die cut the layers on this card (minus the elephant).
Hope you enjoyed the card and got some inspiration for your own crafting. Thanks for stopping by, your comments brighten my day!