Happy First Birthday Card

by egarcia on April 22, 2015

Hi all,

I’d been playing with a lot of my baby themed stamps lately creating all sorts of new baby cards.  Instead of creating yet another baby card, I decided to use some of the same stamps to create a first birthday card.

First Birthday Elephant CardElephants are pretty popular right now it seems in the stamp world.  A couple of stamp companies have recently put out some new sets featuring adorable elephant images.  But this one I’ve had in my stash for a while and comes from the It’s the Little Things stamp set by Gina K. Designs.

First Birthday Card close upI stamped the elephant onto the white card base and colored him in with my Prisma Color Pencils and blended using Gamsol.  I created a bit of a shadow underneath him using my gray pencils and the gamsol.  The balloon comes from the same stamp set.  I stamped the balloon onto coordinating paper, cut it out, and glued it onto the stamped image on the card base to complete the little scene.  The sentiment comes from an older Papertrey Ink stamp set called Bitty Baby Blessings.  The two strips of patterned paper come from Bundle of Joy 6×6 paper pad by Echo Park.  I’ve had this set of papers for quite some time.  These strips of leftover pieces were the perfect size to accent my card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and if you did don’t forget to share it with friends.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Floral Mother’s Day Card

by egarcia on April 16, 2015

Hi all,

Today I have another Mother’s Day card for you featuring some lovely floral images.Floral Mother's Day CardFor this card I used papers from an older Basic Grey 6×6 set of papers from my stash.  I just love that color combo of browns and soft pinks.

il_570xN.724160839_hp30For my focal I used my Nestabilities Ovals dies to create the frame, the scalloped brown mat, and the focal area for the sentiment.

il_570xN.724161009_owusThose pretty flowers were created with the Sweet Roses stamp set and coordinating dies from My Favorite Things.  Finally I added the double stitched brown ribbon across the card for some added texture.

Any flower- loving mom would love to receive this card for Mother’s Day.  I know I would.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  And if you’d like to see more Mother’s Day cards visit the Mother’s Day card section in my Etsy shop.


Elegant Mother’s Day card

by egarcia on April 14, 2015

Hi all,

These last few months have been a bit hectic in my world.  So when I received the March kit from Simon Says Stamp I didn’t get a chance to play with it.  Next thing you know the April kit was arriving, which I also haven’t played with yet.  But when I sat down to create some Mother’s Day cards I was glad I didn’t jump too quickly into the March kit.  Because I discovered that the papers and embellishments in the kit were perfect for Mother’s Day cards, just like this one.

Elegant Mother's Day cardEverything except the sentiment comes from the kit.  That beautiful patterned paper comes from the papers in the kit which are from Authentique.  The kit also includes a collection of 3×4 journaling cards that coordinate with the patterned papers.  I never thought of using journaling cards before, but these are the perfect size to create a focal on a card.

Elegant Mother's Day card close upHere’s a close up look at that 3×4 journaling card.  I matted it on black card stock from the kit.  The sentiment comes from the Vintage Roses stamp set from Our Craft Lounge, a company that unfortunately no longer exists, but the stamps in my collection from it are still incredibly useful.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Mother’s Day Card

by egarcia on April 9, 2015

Hi all,

Can you believe Mother’s Day is just a month away?  Well then here is the first Mother’s Day card to get ready to celebrate all of those awesome Moms.

Mother's Day CardI started out with that awesome patterned paper which already comes with a bit of shimmer on it.  Then I stamped the flower and leaves onto patterned paper with Versa Mark ink and embossed it with black embossing powder.  The floral image comes from the Flutter By set by Lawn Fawn.

Mother's Day Card close-upHere’s a close-up of that flower.  You can see a bit of the shine that the embossing powder adds.  The sentiment comes from the Sweet Roses stamp set from My Favorite Things.  I love the bold sentiments that always come in My Favorite Things stamps.

Mother's Day card close-up patterned paperAnd here you can see the shimmer on that patterned paper.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and if you did make sure to share it with your friends.  Just click on the Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter icons below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Congrats It’s a Girl Card

by egarcia on April 2, 2015

Hi all,

I’ve been in a baby card making frenzy lately. So here’s another baby card for you.

Congrats It's a Girl CardI started out with white card stock and an embossing folder to create the embossed dots background. I don’t know what it is about polka dots and baby cards, but it just works for me.

Congrats It's a girl close up

For the focal image I stamped the baby carriage image from the Lawn Fawn Plus One stamp set onto the white card stock. I used my copics to color in the image. Then I used my Spellbinders dies to die-cut the circle and the scalloped pink mat behind it.  The sentiment was stamped with coordinating pink ink onto white card stock.  I also matted the sentiment strip with pink card stock.  Easy and simple but perfectly girly for a new baby girl

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  To see more baby cards visit the baby section of my Etsy shop.

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