Hey, thanks for coming by! It’s time for another Mini Series, all about babies. This is one of my favorite occasions for making cards, so I couldn’t wait to get started on this. If you changed the sentiment to, “We’re expecting,” this would make a great announcement too. I found this idea here, but I wanted something a little more feminine.
Here’s what I used for my card. I’ve got a white card base that’s 4 1/4″ by 5 1/2″, two pieces of patterned cardstock cut to 4″ by 5 1/4″, and 2 circle dies from Darice. If you don’t have dies, this is easy to create without them. You can cut the paper to size with a paper trimmer, and there are tons of things around the house that you could use for the circles. I have a salt shaker and a glass that would work perfectly.
I laid the larger die on the edge of the paper, and ran it through the Big Kick. Then I switched circles and ran it through again. I heat embossed a Hero Arts Congrats sentiment in white. I tried to stamp, “we’re so happy for you” underneath, but it didn’t stamp evenly. Oops!
Fortunately, this mistake was easy to cover up. I stamped the sentiment on vellum with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, and heat embossed it in clear. I added Ranger Multi Medium Matte liquid adhesive on the back of the words, and attached it to the panel. Then I trimmed off some of the strip and folded it to the back, and glued it down. I’ve got acrylic blocks weighing it down until it dries.
Where the circles meet, I marked it with a pencil. I added a piece of white ribbon over the line. I folded the strip around the back, and glued it down. Last, I added foam tape to the back of the panel for some dimension. I made sure to stick it all the way around so I have even support.
For a final touch, I attached a ribbon bow with hot melt glue. Tying these tiny bows is much a challenge, unless you use this fork tutorial here. And this simple card is complete. You could add sequins or other embellishments, but I wanted to keep the focus on the silhouette. Have you ever made a card like this? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll see you next time!