Saturday, September 26, 2020

Slimline Card for Baby Girl

Hi friends! Crazy 4 Challenges has challenges this month that begin with "S". The current challenge is "Slimline" - make a slimline card.
Also, playing along with NBUS - the digital stamp, mountain dies and inside sentiments:
My nephew recently asked me to make a card for his friends that just had a baby girl. I thought I'd make an eclipse card with her name popped up, but he said they have a special place in their hearts for Denver, Colorado where they were married. Umm...a baby girl card with mountains? Could I make that work? I thought about a baby floating in an air balloon over mountains...or something like that.
I searched and started with a digital stamp from my new favorite Etsy shop called: Lili of the Valley. One of the many advantages to a digital stamp is that you receive it right away! Lili of the Valley has the most darling images that you can download, print on your favorite paper and color. The sentiments also come from the Lili of the Valley Etsy shop and it is so easy to copy, paste and size perfectly onto the image. I use Word, put my scene together and then print first on copy paper as a test.
To print, I used Ranger's Inkssential Watercolor paper through my Brother Laser Printer. The coloring was done with Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils. I also used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers for the skin coloring.
The mountains were created with 2 tones of grey cardstock. The darker mountains in the front and lighter in the back. I used my Trinity Stamps Wonky Stitched Wilderness Die Set to create the mountains:

It has a set of 3 mountains and a single mountain with snow caps for them. The clouds, stars, etc. do not die cut, they just leave a dotted outline on your card so I decided not to use them, but just leave the clouds from the digital stamp.
I used a slimline die set from Creek Bank Creations called Slim Stitched Rectangle Dies which I purchased at a Raleigh, NC stamp show several years ago. This cut the panel a little larger than a #10 envelope once mounted on a card base.
The inside sentiment is from my stash - Simon Says Stamp Critter Crowd - actually more NBUS! I used a nice sturdy double sided adhesive to put the panels together.
In order for this card to fit into an envelope, I created my own from a piece of 12" X 12" card stock. I was previously a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and have a lot of paper to use up! I am also happy to put it to good use. I just did a search for slimline envelopes in You Tube, but had to modify it to be bigger. I also die cut an outside label for the card and gave it a really good adhere with liquid adhesive. 

My nephew's plan is to send this card all around to his friends to sign and eventually send it to the parents. It will have to be sent in a manila envelope between cardboard pieces until it is ready for the final sending. Let's hope it makes it in one piece! 

Well I hope you enjoyed this post and how a baby girl card with mountains came to be! Thank you to Crazy 4 Challenges and NBUS for hosting!
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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.



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