Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Baby Cards!

No, not congratulatory notes for newborns. It's the missives themselves that are miniature! I found some cute little 3" x 3" blank cards in The Range the other day and couldn't resist them. I like making things on a miniature scale. I also wanted to try out some new stamps I got recently, from Art Journey and Stampinback, so I decided to see if they and the cards would work together.

The cards are so small that they would be swamped by lots of embellishments. Instead, I opted for one-layer designs. Having first masked a border around each card, I sponged the backgrounds with pigment inks and then, with the masks still in place, stamped over with various meadow/grasses type stamps (mostly by Inkylicious apart from one which I've had for years which has no ID, though several companies now produce the same image in varying sizes).

Next I removed the masks and stamped the main foreground images. The bottom ones in the above picture are by Stampinback, the top ones are by Art Journey. Had to have a butterfly in there somewhere (Justrite), and finished the cards with sentiments by Personal Impressions.

 Here are a couple of them close up.

Having finished the baby cards I thought I would make a larger version. Same details, except that the sentiment is by Hobby Art.

 And here is the big one and a baby one! Cute or what?!


Maxine D said...

Lynne these are gorgeous - love your colours in the backgrounds, and then the larger foreground image.

Stella said...

Lynne they are all beautiful. The colors you worked with are giving these cards depth. The idea of adding a mask at first and after that stamping over it creates a stunning look. Lovely!

mamapez5 said...

These are beautiful Lynne. I have a ruck of grasses stamps. I just love the way they combine. Your choice of colours is wonderful and the maxi-mini ones are so cute. Kate x

Jean Straw said...

I just love these beautiful little cards Lynne. The colours and stamps used are perfect for this technique.
Jean x

Sally H said...

Totally gorgeous! I love them all! I can't believe I missed these - gorgeous colours and a great way to show off those stamps too. Thank goodness for pinterest, as blogger keeps hiding things from me!

Elaine said...

These are beautiful cards. A stunning choice of soft colour inks have made for really special set of cards and the black overstamping really pops out. I love them! Elaine