I’m completely in love with Clearly Besotted’s Baby Love stamp set – it has the cutest images of little critter families and is ideal for making sweet baby cards. However, I think the images work well for many other types of cards, so today I’m sharing a friendship and a thank you card I created with this stamp set.
I wanted this card to have an outdoorsy feel so I used Concord & 9th’s Plaid Background stamp to create a fantastic background. I stamped the Plaid Background onto Neenah Solar White, 80 lb, cardstock using Lawn Fawn’s Pizza Crust ink and die cut the panel with one of the dies from MFT’s Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2. I absolutely love how this turned out!
For this card, I wanted to feature the sweet bear family. I thought it would be fun to have the main focal panel be a different shape so I used MFT’s Blueprints 33 Die-namics to die cut a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and then stamped the bear family using Ink on 3’s Blackout Detail Ink. I colored the image using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and added some bushes and grass. For a finishing touch, I used my Sakura Black Glaze Pen to add dimension to the bear’s eyes.
On both cards, I knew I wanted to use Simon Says Stamp’s Punny Animals stamp set for part of the sentiment. This sentiment set is awesome especially if you are like me and love to make cards featuring critters – I highly recommend it!
I started by stamping the cute “To the Beary Best” sentiment onto a piece of green cardstock from my stash and white heat embossed it with Lawn Fawn’s White Embossing Powder. Next, I die cut Simon Says Stamp’s Big Friend Wafer Dies using Lawn Fawn’s Paper Bag cardstock for “friend” and MFT’s Primitive Cream cardstock for the shadow. I popped up both sentiments using foam tape to give the card a bit more dimension.
For this card, I thought Altenew’s Square Weave Pattern Stencil would create a fun and interesting background. After taping the stencil to a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I inked it with Fossilized Amber, Rusty Hinge, and Aged Mahogany Distress Oxide Inks. I added Fossilized Amber to the center of the panel followed by Rusty Hinge on either side and Aged Mahogany to the very edge. After the panel dried I die cut it using one of the dies from MFT’s Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2.
On this card, I wanted to feature the adorable lion family. To create the focal panel I cut a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with one of the dies from MFT’s Stitched Dome STAX Die-namics. Next, I stamped the image using Ink on 3’s Blackout Detail Ink and then watercolored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. For a finishing touch, I added dimension to the lion’s eyes with a Sakura Black Glaze Pen.
Like the previous card, I wanted to use the Simon Says Stamp’s Punny Animals stamp set as part of the sentiment for this card too. I started by stamping “You’re the Best, No Lion” onto a piece of yellow cardstock from my stash and white heat embossed it using Lawn Fawn’s White Embossing Powder. Next, I die cut Simon Says Stamp’s Big Thanks Wafer Dies using orange cardstock from my stash for “thanks” and MFT’s Primitive Cream cardstock for the shadow.
I hope you enjoyed both cards! I’d love to know if you have a favorite so leave me a comment below.
Have a great Wednesday!