Thursday, February 13, 2014

Whale A New Baby Card

I have several friends that are going to be Mamas again or Grandmas, so I am needing to create some cards for these special ladies. Here is one that I think you will like.

My inspiration for this card came from two related challenge blogs: My Favorite Things Sketch and My Favorite Things Color. Combining the two made creating this card a snap! I followed the sketch pretty my, however for the color challenge, I had to make substitutions.  For Blu Raspberry I used Lagoon, for Kraft I used Cashmere, for Lemon Drop I used Buttercup background paper from the Baby Cakes paper packet.

I colored in the Whale after stamping it with Memento Black ink, with a Lagoon marker and an Alcohol Blending Marker. I added some Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles for a little bling. I used a Signo Gel pen in white to add a boarder, which really helped bring everything together. I added two brads at the top to finish the design and there you have it.

I made this quick video explaining how I put this together.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, I appreciate it.
In the meantime, Happy Paper Crafting

All products from Close To My Heart unless otherwise stated.
Papers: Baby Cakes paper packet, Lagoon, Cashmere, and Daisy White
Inks/Markers:  White Gel Pen (Signo),  Lagoon Marker, Memento Black ink, and Lagoon Exclusive Ink
Accessories:  Printed Designer Brads (Stampin' Up)


  1. I <3 the whale! Such beautiful artwork. ~Jaime Sunshine~

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you Laura! With a little practice, it really is easy.

  3. Love the shiny touch to the whale! Makes him look like he's really been in the water! Thanks for sharing you great ideas!

    1. Thank you Katrina, you are right, It really does! Thanks for leaving a comment.

  4. This is such a sweet card, I love the glittery whale :)

    1. Deepti, thank you once again for stopping by and leaving a comment. You are so very sweet.

  5. Adorable, sweet card! I immediately scoped it out as CTMH in the line up. Have a happy weekend.

    1. Thank you Casandra, gotta love those beautiful and fun stamps from CTMH! I hope you are enjoying your weekend as well.

  6. Super cute!! That whale is adorbs!!


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