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Happy New Year!  New year, lots of new babies on the way for my friends and family!!  One of my coworkers will return shortly from her maternity leave…She actually began her leave earlier than expected so we weren’t able to throw her a baby shower before her new son was born.  We will instead welcome her back to work with a party and shower her with gifts then.  Here is the card I made on behalf of our workplace:

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I created the focal panel from Canson Watercolor paper using the largest Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles die.  I blended Mermaid Lagoon and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks onto the panel then added water droplets and picked them up with a paper towel.

While I let the panel air dry, I stamped the images from WPlus9’s Party Animal onto Strathmore Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink and colored them with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers.  I used the coordinating dies to cut out the colored images. (I’ve actually had this stamp set for a while, but this is the first time I’ve inked it up!  I thought the giraffe was perfect for a baby boy card!)

I used my MISTI to help me double stamp the “welcome” sentiment from Hero Arts’ Little One in Versamark ink.  I also stamped out my coworker’s son’s name onto more Canson Watercolor paper using Simon Says Stamp’s Game Tile Letters.  I heat embossed the sentiments using Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, then fussy cut the game tile letters leaving a small border.

I used the cloud border die from Mama Elephant’s Landscape Trio to cut out a vellum cloud base to ground the giraffe and one of the birds.  I adhered all of the images to the panel using a combination of Tombow Mono Multi Glue and homemade glue dots.  Finally, I attached the focal panel to a cream cardstock mat and a teal tri-fold cardstock base.

I am also submitting this card to the current SSS Monday Challenge (Start Afresh), SSS Wednesday Challenge (New Something), and SSS Flickr Challenge #62 (What’s New).

Thanks for stopping by!!

Other supplies: Sierra Pacific Crafts cream cardstock, Sierra Pacific Crafts teal cardstock, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers (Birds: 036, 021; Giraffe: 050, 062, 066, 071)

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