Saturday, 9 July 2016

Baby Sunshine

Hello and welcome! It is the last weekend of the Winter school holidays and today was the first sunny day we have seen for a while. The park where we regularly walk was full of life - children on the playground and parents bringing picnic lunches - and dogs rolling in the mud...yes, Sally too  - all glad to see sunshine!

Today's card is made for some lovely friends visiting from NZ who are expecting their first baby. It was such a delight to catch up especially as it has been quite a few years since the last time.
And it seemed the perfect time to look at putting these two stamp sets together :-) I was inspired by the cards in the Catalogue using the Sunshine Sayings set and so this is a rather rare CASE. I kept the general idea but changed colours and added layers and water colouring and of course the cute little Onesie :-)
 The heart and "love" are both die cut out of water colour paper and the latter was coloured using an Aquapainter before both received the almost magical Wink of Stella sparkle. For the little Onesie, I coloured the stripes using a Blender Pen.

And the water colouring theme is repeated on the inside.
(Hint: Stamp your words in Black Archival Ink before you start unless you have time to let it dry...otherwise they will still run with the water :-))

Card stock: Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Water Color Paper, Whisper White
Inks: So Saffron, Mint Macaron, Momento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Sunshine Sayings, Made With Love
Accessories: Big Shot, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Baby's First Framelits, Metallic Sequins Assortment, Subtles Enamel Shapes, Aquapainter, Blender Pen, Wink of Stella

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you are enjoying your weekend :-)

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Absolutely gorgeous card, Jan. The words & watercolor convey the message beautifully & that onesie is so cute. The decoration inside the card is as stunning as the front!-Katerina

  2. Such a gorgeous card for an expectant couple! I bet they were thrilled!
    Dawn xx

    1. Thank you very much Dawn - yes, the card did seem to go down well with them :-)

  3. Oh for cute! This so adorable - the sponging, the onesie, the word. Perfection. Love it, Jan.
    Hugs, D

  4. Adorable Jan. Both front and inside. They must have loved it. Who would not (as you can see, I am trying to catch up.....LOL)