I have decided to enter this card for both the Cute Card Thursday Challenge and the Stampin For the Weekend Challenge, as both are asking for a baby card, and hopefully they wont mind accepting this one for both.
I have used one of the Whiff of Joy New Parent and Wedding Stamps that were released a little while ago, to be absolutely honest this is the first time I have actually managed to stamp one of the up. This one is of Willow with her new baby, and Ive decided its a little boy. Ive coloured her with my copic pens, then cut her out with one of my new Nestabilitie dies, this one is the new Label Eight, I rather like it as it does allow you to get all the image inside of the diecut, I then used a the same die and drew around it to create a mount from a piece of dark blue pearlescent card. The sentiment is another of the same set of stamps and this also was stamped on to white card and cut out with my rotatrim, then mounted up onto a piece of the same coloured blue card.
The base card is a 8"x 8" white card, with my first layer of blue pearlescent card and one of two designs from the Nitwit downloads, both of these have hearts on, and I thought they might be more appropriate than usual baby papers. The second layer is a white patterned paper again with hearts on and Ive used my Heart Border punch by Martha Stewart, this was then stuck directly on top of the first layer. I then used a piece of paler blue card and ran it through my cuttlebug with one of my embossing folders, this also has a small heart design on, this was then stuck across the centre of my first layer, and a blue satin ribbon was then stuck around the centre of this card and attached to the back of the first layer, which was then stuck onto the base card.
The mounted image was then positioned in the centre with some foam tape to raise it a bit, and the sentiment was stuck to the bottom on the right hand side. I then created two flowers from a further pattern paper from the same set of designs this one has flowers on, I punched out four large retro flowers moulded them with my ball tool and then cut two smaller flowers out and did the same with these, they were then mounted up together with a pearl brad and spacer, which I aquired from my friend Mandy of Sparklybits, she has some lovely bits and pieces for your cards and is certainly worth a browse, with a little pram charm which I have hung from the bottom flower. Before sticking them to the card I punched out some fern leaves and arranged them in a circle with some silicone glue, and then put my flowers on top. The last thing I did was to stick a few pearls along the top and the bottom of my card.