Friday, April 3, 2020

April 2020 Blogging Friends Blog Hop: Baby Come Rockin'

Hello and welcome to this month's Blogging Friends Blog Hop.  This month is all about baby cards.  Last month the theme was all about weddings so I thought it would be a good time to share some baby cards.  For my baby card I went with a stamp set that when I saw it last April at OnStage I wanted it so bad.  I wanted it because I thought it was just the cutest thing ever with the mother and baby animals together.  The way they were showcased on the stamp set just made me fall in love with it.  So I thought the Wildly Happy Stamp Set would be a super great choice for my baby card for this month's hop.  Here's a look at my card.  

Color Choices: 

I started off after picking the stamp set with what colors to use.  I wasn't exactly sure on which of the super cute mother and baby animal image I was going to use for my card yet so I wasn't sure on the colors to use.  So I started looking at color options.  I thought about going either a traditional color scheme for a baby boy or baby girl.  But, I really didn't want to go very traditional; that and I really didn't think either of those would have fit with my super cute animal stamp I knew I wanted to use.  So then I thought about maybe a yellow, which would have went with the images in the set but I just wasn't feeling it.  So I did decided to go with a green.  I picked Soft Sea Foam.  I decided to match the Soft Sea Foam with Cajun Craze Calypso Coral and a little Crumb Cake.  

Tips & Tricks: 

Once I had the stamp set and the color combination nailed down it was time to pull products to go along with them.  I pulled my Subtles 6x6 Designer Series Paper, a few of the Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins, Stitched Shape Dies.  I figured that along the way I would end up using a few more supplies depending on what I did.  I decided to cut down a piece of the Soft Sea Foam gingham DSP from the Subtles Pack to 3 3/4 x 5.  At this point I narrowed it down to using the Foxes from the stamp set.  With the colors picked picking the stamped image was easy.  I attached the DSP to a piece of Cajun Craze Cardstock cut at 4 x 5 1/4.  I stamped the foxes onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink because I knew I was going to color them with my Stampin' Blends.  

After stamping the foxes I started coloring them.  I decided to color the momma fox with Cajun Craze.  I started by adding the Dark Cajun Craze Stampin' Blend to where I wanted the shadows to be.  If you think about it they will go where the baby fox would be in the mommas embrace and where there were folds in the body.  Once I had the shadows in place I added the Light Cajun Craze Stampin' Blend to blend out the shadows and to add highlights to the fox.  I then colored the baby fox with Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends in the same manner.  Starting with the Dark Calypso Coral Stampin' Blend and then blending out with the Light Calypso Coral Stampin; Blend.  To finish off the coloring I added just a little Light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blend to the areas where the lines indicated on the image.  I did add just a teeny tiny bit of Petal Pink Light Stampin' Blend in the ears.  

Once the coloring was complete I took the large stitched oval from the Stitched Shape Dies and cut the foxes out.  Then I took a large scalloped oval from the Layering Oval Dies to place behind my foxes.  I attached the two together with a little liquid glue.  I then stamped the sentiment Sweetest Baby in Calypso Coral Classic Ink and used one of the stitched circles dies from the Stitched Shapes Dies to cut out the sentiment.  I popped the oval using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I placed the stitched circle with the sentiment on the card front and slide it just slightly under the oval.  To finish off the card I added it to a 4 1/4 x 11 card base made from Crumb Cake Cardstock.  To give it the little extra touch I added some of the Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins to the card front and made a double bow of Linen Thread and attached it to the card using  a mini glue dot.  

Blog Hop: 

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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  1. This is so adorable!!! Love how you colored your sweet foxes

  2. Rick, this baby card is beyond cute! Your colouring is amazing and I just love all of the details.


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