Saturday, 6 March 2021

Less is More - Challenge #438

Hi there

Over at Less is More the new challenge starting today is a Theme challenge, and here's the cue card...

It's not often I have a card already lined up as my Design Team sample ahead of time but a special friend of mine gave birth to a sweet baby girl last month so this was the card I made to mark her arrival :)

This one was unusual for me as it uses an A5 card base.  The majority of my makes are A6 as I struggle to fill such a large space when making CAS cards but I was really pleased with this one, although I did faff about with it for some time! 

I die cut the focal panel with a stitched rectangle die.  'Baby' was stamped and embossed in white before ombre ink blending in pink and then I cut it out with the co-ordinating die.  Before popping this up on 3D foam I positioned it and stamped the words in black around it.  Next I printed her name and arrival date onto some cardstock and die cut it out using a stitched heart die, and cut another which I also ombre ink blended in pink.  I added a layer of cardstock with embossed stripes to the card base then adhered the focal panel on fun foam.  I layered and adhered the hearts offset and then to finish, I added some clear droplets and a button.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - On The Shelf (baby), Special Delivery (girl); Simon Says Stamp - Baby (precious)
  • Dies: Create a Smile - Cool Cuts Double Stitched Rectangles; Clearly Besotted - On The Shelf; MFT Die-namics - Stitched Heart Stax
  • Ink: VersaMark; Distress Ink - Spun Sugar; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Embossing Powder: Brutus Monroe - Alabaster White
  • Accents: Little Things from Lucy's Cards - Raindrops
  • Cardstock and button from stash

Challenge entries:

Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #400 - Die Cuts and/or Stencils

Thanks so much for visiting today, I appreciate you taking the time to look.


  1. This is the sweetest baby card, Anita. I just love your design, and that you personalized it with baby's name and arrival date. Love your inking and embossing and the positioning of the words "precious" and "girl". Fabulous that you had a ready made piece for this challenge!

  2. An A5 card would send me running for the hills! You've done a great job here though. Love the graduated baby letters and heart and the striped background creates the perfect interest. Vicky x

  3. This is such a lovely baby card, Anita ! Full of tenderness for the event with this soft pink ombré so successfully done. Fabulous design too with these die cuts and the embossed background panel. Love it ! And thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Addicted to Stamps and More.

  4. Love this Anita. The ombre effect on the letters and heart is super.The embossed background is great and ties everything together. Beautiful, delicate card.
    Lynne x

  5. What a sweet and pretty card to welcome Sophie Amelia to the world! Love the clean lines and the added texture, and the font you chose for her name is beautiful!
    Hope you are keeping well, Beets and thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.
    Carol x


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