A Happy Forest Hello Baby Card for C4G # 181

Welcome to the latest Cardz 4 Galz challenge two-week challenge.  Our host for this challenge #181, Dawn, picked baby girl as the theme.  As always, when you finish here, I hope you will hop over to the the challenge site to see what the other design team members have created.  It’s always inspirational, and I hope you get inspired to play along with us.  I’m looking forward to seeing all kinds of baby girl cards because they are so stinking cute!

I used the Happy Forest Suite for my card:


I got this layout from Try Stamping on Tuesday, even though the challenge ended before I could add this card to that gallery.  Here’s the banner for that layout:


What I Did:

  • The So Saffron base measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • Both the DSP patterns come from the Happy Friends 12 x 12 inch DSP. The Calypso Coral DSP (designer series paper) measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. I outlined it using a Crumb Cake marker. I also trimmed a piece of this DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • The tree DSP measures 3-3/8 by 4-1/2 inches. I outlined this piece using a Calypso Coral marker. Then, I punched a 1 inch circle from this DSP for the envelope seal.
  • Next came the stamping. After stamping the bear in Crumb Cake, I used an almost dry blending brush to blend color starting at the bottom of the bear. The base of the tree trunk is also stamped in Crumb Cake.
  • I stamped the fox in Calypso Coral.
  • Then, I stamped the owl in Smoky Slate.
  • I used a Calypso Coral marker to add the owl’s beak and the bear’s inner ears.
  • Finally, I stamped the sentiment in Calypso Coral.
  • All the stamped elements were cropped using dies from the Happy Friends die set. So cute!
  • After adding dimensionals underneath the cropped pieces, I adhered them to the DSP.
  • Finally, I added a piece of Old Olive ribbon and baker’s twine to the sentiment.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

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