New Arrival Card - Unknown Gender!0
Nicole here to share a card I have made in preparation for a friends imminent arrival. They have chosen to keep the gender a surprise, so don't know if they are having a boy or girl. However they have a fun colour scheme for their baby room. Since I wanted to get started on the card, I have taken elements of the room and worked them into the card and now the card is just waiting for the arrival of the baby. Then I can type up a congratulations message with the baby name and date and add this to the front of the card.
For this card I used:
- Papermilldirect Plain Navy Card
- Papermilldirect Smooth White Card
- Papermilldirect White Card Bank
- Circle Die
- Altenew Baby Zoo Stamp Set
- Distress Oxide Inks
- Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen
Geometric shapes and greens and blues are the main theme of the baby room. So I used a geometric embossing folder to emboss the plain white card, and then the Distress Oxide Inks to create a blended background on this. A friend sent me these to try, and I am very impressed with the soft matt effect they give, its a lovely effect! I blended until the embossed panel was completely covered and then adhered this panel down onto the white card blank.
I die cut a circle from the navy plain card, and adhered this to the top centre of the card. The giraffe was die cut from the Altenew Baby Zoo Stamp set. I covered it with sparkle using the Spectrum Noir sparkle pen. I used foam tape to stick the giraffe down to give more dimension.
It looks a bit plain now, but once I can add the sentiment it will really finish it off. But this method of working ahead when you have some free time in advance, and waiting for the final info needed to complete the card works for me when I am so busy. Do you have any tricks you use when card making?