Wildly Happy Baby Girl Card
I made this baby card for the parents of a new baby girl. I have been wanting to use the Wildly Happy Stamp set for a while. I just love the parent and baby images in this stamp set. And I thought the baby bunny was perfect for a little girl card. And although the stamp set has perfect sayings for a baby card, I used another stamp set, Round of Applause, as I wanted the greeting to be super tiny. You can see the stamp sets and the supplies list for this card at the end of this post.
I coloured in my image using Stampin’ Up! Blends markers (see more about Blends here). But I used just a little bit of the Smoky Slate Blends Combo Pack to add some shadows and blended them out using the Color Lifter so they were very subtle. And then I added just a little bit of Petal Pink to the ears and noses of the mum and baby bunny.
There are no dies for this stamp set so after I coloured the image, I used my Paper Snips scissors to cut it out. It is was an easy image to cut out and I left a little bit of white space around the image. And I was planning on attaching it with dimensionals to the front of the white card so any imperfections in my rough cutting job really do not show.
I love softness of the Petal Pink colour for a baby card and I wanted to pair it with another soft colour. The strip of Smoky Slate plaid designer series Paper is from the Wrapped in Plaid paper from the Stampin’ Up Holiday Mini Catalogue. And although the Plaid Tiding Designer Series Paper is in the Christmas catalogue, there are lots of designs that work well for many other occasions. By the way the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper is on the retiring list and will not longer be available after January 4th (or earlier if supplies run out). See more about the retiring lists here. See another card here using the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper.
I kept the card simple with focus on the main stamped and coloured image, but I did decide that a big fluffy bow was perfect for this little girl’s card.
Here’s a tip for your ribbon. I took one piece, that was about 6 1/2 inches in length, and wrapped it around the front mat of the card (after I had attached the Designer Series Paper). Then I took another piece of ribbon that was about 10 inches in length and tied it into a bow. I used glue dots to attach the bow to the top of the ribbon. This “faux bow” keeps the card flatter and the bow looking nicer. And it uses slightly less ribbon as you don’t have to wrap the ribbon all the way around the card front.
The final thing I added to the card was the Elegant Faceted Gems. I love these gems and have easily used up a handful of packages. There are three colours in the package: clear, Petal Pink and a pearlescent white. The Petal Pink gems were a perfect match to my baby card colour scheme.
I can’t wait to make more baby cards with this adorable Wildly Happy stamp set.