Tattoos and Babies?

I’m back with another pair of cards, celebrating the new release from The Rabbit Hole Designs! The Anchor Tattoo Stamp Set was perfect for a masculine birthday card. And instead of embossing the background, like I did for yesterday’s cards, I used the Dotted Flower Stencil to create a delicate background for a baby shower card. 
Tattoo Card Baby Boy Masculine Card
Birthday cards like this are fast and easy to create. After stamping the image, I colored it with Copic markers, and cut it out with a stitched rectangle die. A thin foam layer pops the panel up on a blue woodgrain card base. I stamped and colored the sentiment on a die cut banner and popped it up with more foam. Some clear drops and Aqua Shimmer highlights finish the front of the card. Inside, I stamped “welcome to the 29 years old forever club.” It’s one of the sentiments in the Sassy Birthday stamp set. I love how this one turned out. The clear drops aren’t too girly, and look like water (perfect to accompany an anchor). The unexpected sentiment inside turns it into a funny birthday card.
Baby Boy Masculine Card
The baby shower card took a little more time, but I think the result is worth it! First, I inked up a panel with three shades of blue, light to dark from the center out. Then I misted the panel with water to lift some of the ink. Next, I stenciled white Glitz Glitter Gel through the Dotted Flower Stencil. After the panel was dry, I cut it down with the larger stitched rectangle die in the set I used for the anchor. I popped the panel up on a white card base with foam.
The sentiment was embossed on vellum and cut out with a stitched heart die. Attaching it might seem like a challenge, especially with a bumpy background, but I have a pair of tricks to help. First, I die cut a smaller heart from blue foam and glued it to the background. Then, I applied a thin layer of PVA glue to the entire top of the blue heart and spread it around with my finger, removing any excess. I gently laid the vellum heart in place and weighed it down with an acrylic block. That way, the tiny amount of glue evenly grabs the vellum and barely shows. The smaller heart underneath is slightly visible, but because it’s also a heart, it looks like a design element, not strips of foam tape. And it smooths out any bumps you’d get from the glitter paste. 
Which card to you like better? Now that I’m looking at them together, I realize the anchor card could also be used for a baby boy card if I change the sentiment. Ready for more inspiration? Hop along with us!
To celebrate the new release, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away two gift certificates; one to a lucky Instagram Follower, and one to a lucky Facebook Fan Page follower. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on the INSTAGRAM post, and comments on the Facebook Fan Page post. So make sure to head on over to INSTAGRAM and look for the giveaway post from @therabbitholedesignsllc, and look for the post on The Rabbit Hole Designs Fan Page. Leave comments by 11:59 p.m. PST, April 3, 2020. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog.
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2 thoughts on “Tattoos and Babies?

  1. Sharon Gullikson says:

    I just love the anchor. The way you colored is looks really great–perfect for a tattoo. LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I like the use of the stencil. Looks great!

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