Workshop Wednesday: Its a Girl!

Hello again!

So glad you stopped by for part two of today’s Workshop Wednesday, which is all about baby cards! If you missed part one (“It’s A Boy!”) or part three (“Hello Baby!”), definitely check them out.

Darling Baby Girl

Now that we have our baby boy card, of course we need to have the perfect little greeting for a precious baby girl. For this card, I went completely one-layer! I used a variety of stamps, inks and stencils for this, creating a lot of depth without the bulk.

Starting off, I used two stamps from the Penny Black “Party Time” transparency set, and stamped them in StazOn Timber Brown ink. I adore these hedgehogs… hanging from the balloons as they are couldn’t be anymore cuter! :)

Oh Baby!_1Taking some Tim Holtz distress inks, I watercolored the balloons (in Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick) and the hedgehogs (in Tea Dye, Walnut Stain, Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick); the present was also colored In Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord.

Once the images were watercolored and dry, I began stamping the accents and sentiment around the hedgehogs.  Using the hearts and “darling” from the Paper Smooches “Scripty Sayings” stamp set, I heat embossed them in Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder. The tiny gold embossed hearts are from the Simon Says Stamp “Soaring for You” stamp set.

With the “Tiny Hearts” stencil (also by Simon Says Stamp) and some Ranger Texture Paste, I applied some hearts to random areas around the hedgehogs; this was done to add a bit of texture to the card. Once the texture paste was dry, I took my Heidi Swapp “Polka Dots” stencil and created a bokeh in the background using Milled Lavender and Tattered Rose. I also inked around the edges of the card using Spun Sugar and my ink blending tool.

Oh Baby!_4I applied some Glossy Accents to the balloons for a more realistic look and added some tiny twine bows that I had tied with yellow baker’s twine. I also decorated the inside of the card in the same manner as the front, to tie the whole card together. For the inside of the card I used the Simon Says Stamp “Celebrate” and the Paper Smooches “Scripty Sayings” stamp sets.

Love that bokeh background… reminds me of Christmas lights! :)

Thank you so much for stopping over and checking out today’s Workshop Wednesday! Be sure to see part one and three (later today!)… Happy Creating!



This card has been submitted to the Simon Says Stamp Inky Background Monday Challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #10, “Spots ‘n Dots”.


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  1. More gorgeous work!!!

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