Welcome back to the Paper Crafts Crew Challenge! This week we have a theme challenge:
Oh, this was SO HARD for me. I NEVER have unused stamps or new things I haven’t used!
Okay, I am being highly sarcastic here. I ALWAYS have these things!
For this challenge, though, I decided to go ahead and blog a card I made with new stamps I got a while ago and used immediately, but I did not blog this card because (wait for it….)
I actually sent it to someone!
My youngest niece and her husband, actually, had their second child, and so I made this card for them. I wanted to wait to blog it until I knew they had gotten the card, and they got it yesterday since they were off on vacation when it arrived. Lookie:
GOJUS! Not the usual card for a baby, but my niece and her husband are scientists, so I thought they would enjoy this more than the usual. I had so much fun playing with this new Turnabout stamp from Concord and 9th,with which I created this cool background! I made it first. You absolutely need a MISTI tool to use these stamps.
I also had a blast stamping with the Globe Greetings as well. After I figured out where I wanted to put the globe, I stamped the stand over the background. I then stamped the globe on another piece of Neenah Solar White and used the matching Globe die. I decided that I would pop it up on a piece of craft foam, so I cut a piece out using the same die. The problem with that is that when you die cut craft foam it SQUISHES and ends up bigger. So I ended up having to trim around it anyway.
I decided to keep the card fairly monochromatic. I stamped the globe with Simon Deep Sea and Spring Rain and did some sponging on the edge after I cut it out with High Dive. I actually did a lot of sponging on this card, something I have gotten out of the habit of doing,but it looked good here. I stamped “Welcome to the World” with Versamark ink and embossed it with Hero Arts White EP.
I dug this long-retired Stampin’ Up! set, Rough Type, to stamp my grand-niece’s name, Amina, and punched it out the letters with a half-inch circle punch. I popped them up with foam tabs.
I used some retired Stampin’ Up! baker’s twine to create nice accent that helped to balance out the top of the card.
I wanted some matching accents, and I didn’t have anything in these colors, so I ended up taking some white Sprinkles from Doodlebug Design and coloring them with a Copic marker. They ended up kind of marbled looking, which actually looked cool and MEANT. Love when that happens!
So cool, and my niece LOVED it!
You can play along with our challenge by clicking on this link.
Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used compensated affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Simon Says Stamp, Amazon, Ellen Hutson LLC, Scrapbook.com, Gina K, Sizzix, and Blick Art Supplies. Buying through these links costs you nothing extra and helps support my blog and my artistic endeavors, and I thank you.