Hello Baby

Well, hello.  Baby!  Don't you just love babies, they are the cutest little things.  So it's always with pleasure I made baby cards.  This card is for a sweet baby boy and his mum has been putting the cutest photos of him on Facebook.  So adorable.

So of course I had to make an adorable baby card!  I know, any excuse!  And of course for a baby boy, well I had to make a card in blues, or shades thereof!

While looking through Pinterest for inspiration, I noticed a lot of baby cards featured little elephants.  So of course, I wanted to make a card featuring an elephant, but what to do when I didn't have a suitable stamp :(

 So this time around it was MDS to the rescue.  I had seen the gorgeous Baby Steps digital stamp brush set when searching for ideas, and thought well maybe just maybe I could use this.  At only $2.50 for this digital download, I knew there was a chance I could do this!!

I'm no expert at MDS (although trying hard these days to learn) and with trial and error discovered that I could convert to a jpeg file.  I then opened this file into SCAL and converted to a SVG file.  Now I'm hoping that is the method I used.  It was the first time and I didn't take any notes, doh!

I then cut out my elephant with my Cricut and it also cut out his little ear too!  I popped the elephant onto a Window frame cut from Whisper White CS, added a little gem for his eye and used a dimensional for his ear so it sat up.  So cute.  I added a little pink heart cut with my Owl punch.

I put the entire card together as follows: Marina Mist cardbase, a layer of Whisper White and then added Midnight Muse patterned DSP and a piece of Baja Breeze CS embossed with my Stripes folder.  Added some ribbon and a couple of banners.  So cute.  I also stamped Hello Baby onto the card with black ink.

I'm so proud of myself, well the MDS part anyway.  This card was based loosely on several designs I saw on Pinterest but the idea of cutting the elephant through MDS was all mine!

So here's what I used:
Papers: Marina Mist, Whisper White & Baja Breeze CS.  Baja Breeze & Midnight Muse DSP
Inks: Basic Black & Midnight Muse
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments & Banner Blast
Accessories: MDS, Baby Steps Stamp Brush Set, Banner punch & Owl Punch, Midnight Muse Satin Stitched Ribbon and a black pearl for the eye.

The Baby Steps Stamp Brush Set can be found in my online store here.

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