Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Baby Sage

Today's card is a baby card, featuring Whimsy Wee One stamp. I wanted to make a baby card using soft colors, so I decided to use some of my distress markers and watercolor. I'm pretty pleased with the results, and hopefully the card's recipient will like it too.

I had a standard A2 card base from white cardstock left over from a previous project, so I decided to make use if it.

I started by stamping the baby and carriage onto some Distress Watercolor cardstock, using Coffee Archival ink. Then I taped the cardstock onto a stiff board and started watercoloring.

I used distress marker, aiming for gender-neutral colors. I didn't do anything special in terms of coloring - simply laid down flat color in various areas, making sure I didn't work on two touching areas so the colors wouldn't spill. Once the image was completely dry, I used the brush tip of the markers to add in some shadows where needed. I think this added just enough depth while keeping the colors even. If the transition was too stark, I simply used a damp (not very wet) brush tip to soften the transition.

I stamped a sentiment from Avery Elle's Storybook stamp set in the upper left corner, using the same Coffee ink.

Once the image was completely dry, I trimmed around it. I found a piece of striped patterned paper in my scraps, and used a scalloped edge punch on the side. I adhered it straight to the cardstock with my standard dot adhesive. I then adhered the watercolor panel, using foam tape.

Whimsy Wee One rubber stamp
Avery Elle Storybook stamp
Ranger Archival Ink in Coffee
Distress Watercolor markers (Shabby Shutters, Weathered Wood, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Weathered Wood and Shaded Lilac)
Tim Holtz Watercolor Distress Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 110#lbs cardstock
Stampin' Up Lullaby designer series patterned paper
Tombow Craft Dot Adhesive Runner (pink)
3M Double-sided Foam Tape


  1. How could the recipient not love it?! It's BEAUTIFUL! Your colouring is fabulous as always. I always come away inspired to colour after seeing your cards. :)

    1. Aw, thank you! I totally feel the same way about your cards. I love seeing the new and creative ways you think to use stamps, and your scenes are always fabulous. :)