Hello and welcome crafty friends! Michele and Maureen here from KreativeKinship to share a soft and sweet Baby card we created with new layering products from Hero Arts. Stick with us and we will detail all the steps we followed to make this adorable card. As always, the full list of products we used can be found at the end of this post. Let’s get started!
The focal point image was stamped with dye inks in muted colors to get a soft result. We used a stamping platform to get the best possible layered image. The cattail and butterfly images were stamped with softly-colored inks. The sub sentiment was also stamped with a coordinating dye ink.
The stamped images were all cut out using the coordinating dies and set aside while we worked on our sentiment and background. The sub sentiment was cut into a thin sentiment strip using a trimmer.
The alphabet letters to spell the word ‘BABY’ were cut four times from white cardstock. The top layer was carefully secured inside it's negative space with low-tack tape to make coloring of the letters easier. These letters were ink blended using the same dye inks used in step 1 to create an ombre effect. The colored die cut letters were backed with three layers of plain white die cut letters and adhered together with liquid glue to create a sturdy, dimensional word.
A background panel was cut from 80 lb white cardstock. The panel measured 3-3/4” x 5”. The panel was run through a die cutting machine with a background piercing cover plate to create a lovely, but subtle, textured background. Another panel of soft blue cardstock was cut to 4-1/8” x 5-3/8” using a stitched rectangle die.
Next, we created the accent flowers. They were cut from various shades of colored cardstock using a layering die set. The flowers were then assembled with liquid glue.
Several layers of scrap cardstock were adhered to the back of the white, die-cut card panel to give it dimension and sturdiness. This panel was then glued to the top of the soft blue panel, and both layers were then adhered to a white side-folding A2 sized card base. The Alpha letters were adhered to the lower right corner of the white card panel with liquid glue. The sub sentiment banner was adhered directly above the letters using foam adhesive squares.
The duckling, cattails, flowers and butterfly were all adhered to the panel with a combination of foam squares and liquid adhesive. NUVO drops were added to the flower centers and the body of the butterfly for some added shine.
We hope you enjoyed our project today and that you are blessed to have some crafty time of your own to create something that brings you joy.
Until next time...Crafty Hugs!
Michele and Maureen
Stamps and Coordinating Dies: Hero Arts – Color Layering Duckling
Alphabet Letters: Spellbinders – Simply Perfect Alphabet
Stitched Heart Panel: Concord & 9th – Stitched Heart Card Front
Flowers: Spellbinders – Mini Blooms & Sprigs
Stitched Rectangle: Lawn Fawn – Just Stitching Double Rectangles
Stamping Tool: My Sweet Petunia – Mini Misti
Dye Ink: Catherine Pooler
Dimensional Drops: Tonic NUVO – Indigo Eclipse & Lemon Twist
Liquid Adhesive: Bearly Art - Precision Craft Glue
Foam Adhesive Squares: 3L – Thin 3D Foam Squares
White (stamped images and panel): Accent Opaque 80 lb
White Card base: Accent Opaque 120 lb