Congratulations Baby Card

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So it seems like everybody is having babies in my group of friends, so it was about time I started making some baby cards. I will admit this card started off in one direction, and it looked horrible and I had to scrap that idea and move on to something else. That just seems to happen all the time. I’m sure I’m not the only one.

So this is the adorable stamp set I used today, Altenew Baby Zoo, which I used with the coordinating die set. These are some pretty cool layering stamps.

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To start, I stamped the large base image for all three animals in one colour, and then I stamped the top layer with the details in a different, darker colour. I had to play around to find the colour I liked best for each one.

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In this photo I have the clear giraffe and lion stamp laying on top of my paper exactly where I will want to stamp the image. Once I pick up my stamp with my MISTI tool, I then add the colour to each stamp that I want, and press down on my paper.

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I then used my Cuttlebug and die cut the animals out. The elephant stamp and the metal die cut didn’t quite match up, so I’m not too happy with how that little guy turned out, but the other animals look pretty good I think! Here is a photo of how I ran it through my die cut machine.

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These are the colours that I ended up going with for the zoo animals. Like I said I played around until I got the colours that I liked best. This was really the most time consuming part of the card. After the animals were completed, I chose some fun background paper, cut that to fit on top of my black scalloped card front, and glued everything down. The sentiment I heat embossed onto black cardstock with Wow opaque white embossing powder.

Lastly I sparkled it up with some sequins!

This is the end result! I hope my friend likes this one!

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