Monday, 12 December 2016

Baby Love

Hello and welcome! Today I'm popping in to share a card made recently for a lovely friend to welcome her gorgeous little boy!
 Such a happy time and so wonderful to be able to celebrate his arrival with a special card :-)


This lovely background may just remind of the one in this card made for last week's Just add Ink"s sketch challenge and that is because it uses the same Distress Inks. This card was my first play with them - new baby, new technique - goes together rather well don't you think ;-)

What seems to me to be the key is to use Water colour paper and then the inks blend better and the water droplets show up a little better but they are quite small here ( first try so was a little shy with it) it might be easier to see in the next photo. I also flicked on some clear Wink of Stella - which gives some silver sparkle to go with the Sparkly jump suit. I have indeed fallen for these lovely inks - they make creating backgrounds very quick and easy!

The square was cut from the panel and then the "love" and tie were cut from the same panel before being layered onto layers of white card stock to give some height and help things stay secure in the mail too.

Card stock: Whisper White (Thick and standard), Basic Black, Water color paper, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper
Inks: Versamark
Stamps: Sunshine Sayings, Made With Love
Accessories: Big Shot, Sunshine Wishes thinlits, Baby's First Framelits, Clear Wink of Stella

Non SU: Distress Inks: Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint sketch
Sequins - Crystal Reflections SSS (these seem to go with the ink colours :-))

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you are enjoying the pre Christmas rush - today I'm catching with a some lovely friends for coffee before getting back to the Post Office with overseas mail for posting and then back to the craft room to make some more as time seems to be moving very quickly this year don't you think?

Happy stamping until next time,


1 comment:

  1. This is so sweet, Jan. I love your colour combo & that gorgeous 'love' die cut. Now I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on some distress inks. Do you have a list of colours you would recommend as a starting point? xx