My nephew and his wife added an addition to their family back in September, 2015. . .a little baby boy! As I've confessed, I failed to get a lot of my birthday cards made and delivered from early last summer forward. Welcoming baby Reese was another one of my delivery failures! But, I fully intended to let Adam and Danielle know how pleased I was that they have now become four!
To meet my self-imposed deadline of not later than the end of January for those cards that were especially important to do, even if late, I chose to case another card design by my Stampin' Up upline, Liz Thayer. This little baby card was one Liz presented at the May 2014 IN-OUT Event. I tweaked or added the following:
When I finished my tweaked version of Liz's card, it certainly retained the full flavor of the original design with just a few changes and additions that I think enhance the original without taking away from it.
- I use a different paper but part of the same collection - Lullaby (retired 2015).
- I added another layer by making a new Kraft card base.
- I added a layered sentiment and popped it up rather than stamp directly onto the card front.
- I used the new Washi punch introduced this year and modified it a bit to use on both layers.
- I used Wink of Stella on my rubber ducky. Note: I used a bit of Gold, but I recommended using only the clear.
As is traditional for me, I always decorate the interior with a complimentary design taken from the card front and then add my only little verse, which I use my computer to accomplish rather than stamping. I've always like poetry and writing, so this just makes my cards more me, and puts on the final touch that I like.
Recipe: Stampin" Up products: Cardstocks-Coastal Cabana, Hello Honey, Kraft. Paper-Lullaby dsp (retired 2015). SU Ink: Coastal Cabana, Hello Honey. Stamps: Something for Baby. Dies: Baby's First. Punch: Washi. Thick Baker's Twine: Coastal Cabana. Rhinestone. EK punch: Medium Scalloped Corner. Computer-made sentiment/ verse. (Size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4"). (Thank you to Liz Thayer for original card design).