I was asked by a lady near where I live if I could make a card for her niece who has a premmie baby still in hospital. The wee one was born a month ago and while everything is looking good it is still a stressful time for all the family. Because I loved what Judith Ritter-Österle has done with the Friends and Flowers stamp set this little card sprang to mind.
It’s a compilation of what I had at hand, some retired, some new products, some not Stampin’ Up!. The lady was delighted and really that’s all that matters.
The Whisper White base (21cm x 15cm or 8¼ x 57/8) folded in half. The Pacific Point CS (10cm x 14cm or 4″ x 51/2 ) was embossed with the Happy Heart Embossing Folder then glued to base.
I stamped the petals and baby onto some Whisper White scraps, punched out with matching Festive Flower Builder Punch and coloured in the baby. They were arranged and attached to the frame from Spellbinders Decorative Die Frame one, with sticky dots. Pretty but not one of ours. Then glued to base.
I reverted to the Stampin’ Up! My Digital Studio (retired) for the sentiment from A Word for You. After printing I used the frame from Chalk Talk Framelits which was created by running it through the big shot half way, flipping the frame, inserting back into the cut section and cutting the other half.
Inside was this sentiment I had…. just right for this little fighter.
PS Just heard news am a grandmother again, number 9 so another baby card soon.
I was asked to make this card for a friends 10yr old Grandson who likes music and sport. I find children’s cards hard as the commercial world has taken over their life in some instances. Making cards they can relate too can be tricky. The Minions punched art have been a bit of a life saver in the past but this time I turned to MDS (My digital Studio a Stampin’ Up! Software Product) As I knew I had some graphics of sport in action there, and this is the result.
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The Stamp brush sets (just like a stamp only digital), that I used for the boys are:
Game Day Soccer
Athletic Department for the words as well as Delight in the Day Designer Series. The balls were from Great Sport and the HAPPY BIRTHDAY in the Rockwell Extra Bold size 22 Text. I over laid it all with Vintage Overlays Texture that had been colored randomly with Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow and Cherry Cobbler.
I pooped the balls and Happy Birthday up on dimensionals for a bit of interest. Created this verse for inside the card. This front was printed on Whisper White, adhered to Night of Navy and mounted on the base card Daffodil Delight.