I think baby cards are the most exciting to make! Probably because of the excitement that a newborn brings I guess. Todays card is one that I made (a little while back admittedly) for my cousin Hayley when she had her daughter Ella. When you know about the craft industry its pretty hard to hear the name Ella without thinking immediately about Ella Publishing, and seeing that sweet elephant logo in your mind. So, without really thinking about it, I reached for one of my favourite stamp sets… the Elephants one from Hero Arts.
This is by far my favourite stamp for baby cards- gender neutral and so easy to cut out. I stamped onto pink card and cut out. For his ear I put grey washi tape onto light pink card, cut out and stuck onto the elephant with a foam pad.
For the background I used some papers from my stash, not sure who they are made by I’m afraid to say, but I loved the pinks and browns so decided to carry this colour combo through the rest of the card along with a touch of grey. To frame my elephant I picked out a piece of pattern paper with flourished circular shapes, I inked the edges and lay the elephant on top. It looked lost and didn’t look right at all so I grabbed by circle nestsabililtes. The brown looked too stark on its own so I added a layer of vellum over the top. This made the brown more muted and tied in well with the greys as well.
I liked this look but then had the idea to make it look like a cake topper. (hmm, cake!) At first I grabbed cocktail sticks, then paper straws, but neither looked quite right so in the end I just went to the kitchen and grabbed a cake pop stick from the baking drawer! To embellish the stick I added some washi tape along with a little flag stamped with the name Ella.
I hadn’t planned on going much further but the card looked really top heavy. After a bit of border punch action mixed with washi tape and a stamped greeting the card was complete!
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