Some friends of mine are just about to have their first baby, so I wanted to make them a special card to celebrate the occasion. We don’t know if it will be a boy or a girl yet, but I knew I couldn’t go wrong with soft, Spring-like colors. And it seemed like a safe bet to include some blue and pink!
The Lily of the Valley image is part of the “Springtime” stamp set – one of several sets that was developed specifically for use with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens. I chose this image because it was a good one for pastel colors and just happens to be my birth flower too. For a bit of a different look, I heat-embossed the image in silver before adding my color (listed below). Heat embossing is also a great way to contain the sparkly ink if you’re new to watercoloring with these pens.
Once dry, I cut the image out with the “Chantilly Lace Stamping Frame” and adhered it to a doily die-cut from Coastal Pearl Shimmering Cardstock (same die set). The sentiment, from the “Greetings” stamp set, was perfect for this occasion, and I used a die from the “Enchanted Spring” set to cut and ink it (Weathered Wood Distress Ink). To finish the card off, I added some ribbon to pull out the green tones in the image and adhered it all on top of some gray woodgrain patterned paper from my stash.
I think my friends will love this soft and sparkly card…and I can’t wait to see if they have a boy or a girl so I can make another for them soon! Thanks for stopping by today and I would love to hear your comments!
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens Used: Moonstone, Cosmos, Emerald Green, Clear