Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Hello - welcome baby

Recently I spotted THIS card in the Playground made by Helen (it was also one of my weekly picks), and I just had to have the wonderful swirly sentiments stamp set she'd used as stems with the Tim Holtz 'Tattered Florals' die cut flowers. The other day I was browsing through a craft magazine and spotted a similar idea, this time using swirly sentiments as strings hanging from balloons. And this is what I made - one for a baby girl and one for a baby boy:
I used:

- 4" x 5.75" white card blanks

- snippets of matt pale pink and pearlescent baby blue card stock

- cut one layer of the pastel colours for each card as a backing 'frame' - just slightly smaller than the card itself, then glued it to the front of the card blank. I ran a clear Wink of Stella brush around the edge of the matt pink card just to give it a little bit of shimmer beforehand

- cut a further layer of card, this time using Centura Pearl white card stock

- die cut two blue and two pink heart shaped balloons (used a Marianne Creatables 'Heart Balloon' die with their strings snipped off afterwards) then embossed them using a tan mat and also covered the pink balloons with clear Wink of Stella

- then it was just a case of positioning where I wanted things to line up and lightly marking the positions with a soft pencil before first stamping the two Simon Says Stamp 'Handwritten Borders' sentiments using Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink onto the white pearlescent card pieces I'd cut earlier

- next glued the hearts in place

- finally added some iridescent sequins

 Called it a day :) Now I just need some new babies on the scene!

Di
x

29 comments:

  1. Absolutely perfect for baby cards...what a fabulous idea!! I wonder if I have these stamps or some like them...hmmm!

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  2. Wonderful combinations Di, don'cha love it when things work so brilliantly like that..
    Thanks so much for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  3. These are so sweet! What a great idea. I loved Helen's too...such a lovely stamp set you both used for the stems/stalks...

    Was busy this seek with baby cards too! Just popping over tot he workshop to drop one off! lol

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  4. What a great card Di, the sentiment works perfectly for the strings. You need to start looking under cabbages for babies now ;0) xx

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  5. Lovely new baby cards - a great idea to use the stamp as balloon strings.
    Kath x

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  6. Brilliant, love this, the colours, and design is gorgeous.xx
     {aNNie}

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  7. Smart thinking Di! Love this idea and it's always good to have cards for the "rarer" occasions to hand.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  8. So sweet! Thank you Di for a very good idea!

    Hugs, Liv

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  9. Such a cool idea, love the way you made one of each, why don't I think to do that! The sequins just accent the design perfectly. Cara x

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  10. Oooh so cute they both are Di l have another grandchild coming around mid to end of April hope your well take care xx

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  11. How sweet, I love the sentiment too! xx

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  12. What a great idea to use the sentiment for the strings of those pretty heart shaped balloons Di. Fabulous! x

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  13. Brilliant Di!!...Fantastic cards and idea. Be careful what you wish for though!!!

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  14. Lovely cards Di. What a great idea. I NEED sentiment stamps like this. Barbxx

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  15. Oooohhh.... So clever use these sentiment for the strings of the balloons!! I have some stamps as these! Thanks very much for sharing!! Your cards are very sweet!!

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    1. I pinned them in my pinterest board chaos :D
      https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524481972343/

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  16. This pair of baby cards is so cute with those sentiment strings! So cute and simple.............BUT........be careful what you wish for :)

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  17. fabulous idea for a baby card . . . Lesley x

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  18. Those swirly sentiments are lots of fun!What a cute idea for baby cards,Di!

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  19. What a super design Di and I love the sentiment 'strings' hanging from the balloons xx

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  20. Love this design Di, I'm adding those border stamps to my wish list! Cathy x

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  21. Love these Di! Think I might have to *borrow* your balloon string idea!
    Helen x

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  22. Sweet! The heart balloons are adorable. Sweet baby cards Di!

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  23. How perfect for twins! Really clever, indeed! So sorry about linking up a second card, I had no idea, but I totally understand. I don't know how you can keep up with everything anyhow - you wonder woman!! I won't do it again, but don't worry, it takes a lot more to get rid of me. Your playground is just too much fun to visit!!! I'll be back, for sure!

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  24. A great idea using the sentiments that way.

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  25. Both such cute cards Di!
    Janice x

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  26. These are very cute cards. I've always like that look of a scripty greeting for a balloon string. I've never done it though. I'm sure I'd get them all cockeyed if I did!

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