Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Retro Rubber Challenge No.45 - Baby Boy Card with Clear and Simple Stamps

Hello everyone!!  Happy Hump Day!  The week is almost over.  LOL.  Today I wanted to show you a card I made for the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.  This week's Challenge 45 is a sketch challenge - 

I had so much fun with this sketch.  I needed to make a baby boy card so I pulled out this set called Cart Pals: Baby by Clear & Simple Stamps.  I think I have owned this set for over 3 years now and am just getting to ink it up.  It's a great set and since this sketch is so easy, I plan on making a baby girl card and a few others with this set.    

(A side note here - Clear & Simple is having a "retiring" party and this set is one of the sets retiring.  It normally sells for $24 but is on on sale for $16.80.  Once the retiring sets are gone, they will be gone.  So if you like this set, grab it.  You can check out all of the retiring items HERE.  Also, I earn nothing if you make a purchase.  I am just passing along some great savings to my followers).

Back to the card - I started with a top folding A2 card base of white cardstock. To the front I adhered a piece of decorative paper from the My Baby Boy paper pad by American Crafts.

Then I did all my stamping and die cutting.  First thing I did was to stamp the baby toys, the wagon, and the bear from the Cart Pals: Baby set and then I had my Scan N Cut cut them out for me (or you can fussy cut).  I also die cut a few of the smallest star from Pierced Stars out of dark blue glitter fun foam and two different sized circles using Stitched Circle Layers - the larger circle from navy blue cardstock, the smaller circle from white cardstock.  

I cut a strip of the same navy blue cardstock, 5 1/2" x 1" and a piece of white cardstock, 5 1/2" x 7/8".  I adhered the white cardstock to the navy blue and then adhered them to the card front.  Then I adhered the white stitched circle to the navy blue, which I adhered over the strip.  Then I stamped the phrase "Welcome Baby Boy".   

Next I colored in the 3 images using Copic Markers and adhered the toys and the bear behind the wagon so it looks as if they are sitting in the wagon. Then I adhered this to the center of the white circle.  Final steps were to adhere the 3 stars around the front and apply some Glossy Accents to the bottle to give it a glass look. 

That's it.  Done!!  I really love this sketch.  With one piece of patterned paper, an image in the circle (for any holiday or occasion) and a phrase....and you are done!  Easy to pump out a bunch of these at one time.  I hope you can find some time to enter a card of your own in the challenge - click HERE for all the info!!  Until next time - 

Hugs from Brasil - 


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  1. This is so cute and lovable...nicely done!

  2. Aww!! Michael, this card is so adorable!!! I love all of those cute baby toys, specially the rings, this toy is a classic for babies. Fabulous and sweet take on our sketch, the mom to be will be thrilled when she sees this card.
    Thank you for joining us over at Retro Rubber, we hope to see you back in our gallery again soon.

  3. This is a great card for a boy! I love the colour-my favourite:) The stars and the wagon with the toys in it are just great!

  4. This is such a sweet card Michael!! Love that paper you used and those sweet images. Thank you so much for joining us at Retro Rubber:)

  5. Love this Michael, great new baby card using the sketch and that awesome stamp set, can't believe it was un-inked, we are so naughty us crafters!! Good to see you in the Retro Rubber gallery again this time. Claire DT

  6. Adorable baby boy card, Michael!! Hopefully you will share the baby girl card as well. Love your copic coloring skills. Thanks so much for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week. Always look forward to seeing your creations in our gallery!!

  7. CUTE! I love your stamped images!! Q: do you cut then color or color then cut?? Just curious... Your card showcases the sketch perfectly. Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

  8. Love your card....jealous that you have a scan and cut to cut out your images! Perfect take on the challenge, thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber.


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