Hey everyone! Today’s post is a clean and simple (CAS) baby shower card idea that, honestly, took some time to make but was totally worth it! Each design on the background was stamped onto white cardstock using my Misti Stamping Tool and Hero Arts Layering Ink. Scroll down and find out all the details about how you can make a similar card!
Not Pictured Here:
- Sizzix Birthday Banner Die
- Baby Shower Stamp Set
Hero Arts Baby Shower Card Walkthrough:
After choosing your ink colors, decide on your cardstock colors. I used some cardstock from the Recollections Essentials Paper Pack that matched my baby shower theme. Cut your card base to be 5.5 x 8.5 inches in width, then score it down the middle so that you can fold it and make it a standard A2 sized card.
Trim a sheet of Neenah Solar White cardstock down to 4 x 5.25 inches in size. this will be the background for all your stamping creativity to happen. If you have a Misti Stamping Tool, you can position multiple stamps where you want them to be. If you’re reusing the same stamps over and over (like I did), you can also use a stamping block to create your pattern. Again, I found that Hero Arts Layering Ink worked well for me here.
Stamping Tip: make sure to thoroughly clean your stamps when you’re switching between colors.
Once you’re finished stamping the background, pull out your die cutting machine. I own a Sizzix Big Kick machine, and I used it with a Sizzix birthday banner to cut out the yellow banner that the sentiment would be stamped on. Once the banner was cut, I used a powder tool to remove any static from the cardstock. I then stamped the words “Pitter Patter” in Wicked Black Color Box pigment ink. Pigment ink is really great because embossing powder sticks to it really easily.
Since we just talked about embossing powder, I bet you can guess what’s coming next! Yep, you got it. We are going to heat emboss the sentiment on this baby shower card. Grab your embossing powder ( I used transparent powder to allow the black to show ink through) and pour it gently on the design you just inked up then flip it over and shake off any of the excess powder. Use a heating tool to then melt the powder on the sentiment.
Tip: If this is your first time heat embossing, check out this 2-minute video tutorial by Ellen Hutson.
Finish this card off by adding 3L Repositionable mounting squares to your stamped background, then some Forever-in-Time 3D pop dots to make your sentiment stand out. If your card base is a darker color, like mine is, you can also place a 3.75 x 5 sheet of cardstock inside the card to give yourself a place to write in it.
And that it! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you’d like to check out some other fun tutorials, I’d suggest these!