02 September 2018

Baby - Distress marker

Rock-a-bye-baby nestled in the embrace of Mama.  My card features a stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps coloured with a single Distress marker and waterbrush.

Putting It Together

As I was falling asleep last night, the idea for this card started swirling in my head. Each time I woke up, I was thinking about it. So, since my sweetie got up before me and fed the cat when I got up I could go directly to my craftroom to create. 

I stamped the long retired Kraftin' Kimmie image on lightweight watercolour paper and used just one Distress marker and waterbrushes to colour the baby elephant and mama's trunk.

I used a Spellbinders die to trim the image and another slightly larger to cut a white glittered matte. I did a dry fit with Baby paper, a ribbon, and the idea of using the same white glittered cardstock as a matte. Since I wasn't making this for a specific person, I was aiming for a gender neutral card. The white glittered cardstock is a subtle bit of sparkle around the elephant and the patterned paper. The matting also adds rigidity to the lighter weight papers.

I didn't want to cut a new sheet of the glittered cardstock and the remainder of the sheet I have been using wasn't big enough to matte the full card, so I cut strips instead and adhered them around the card. Along with cutting out the centre of a matte, using strips where it won't be noticeable are great ways to stretch your specialty cardstock.

I cut the ribbon to go all the way around the patterned paper and used washi tape to join the ends but leave it free to move. This lets me position it after it's around the paper. Adhering the matte and/or adhering it to the card base locks it in place.

I added the baby matted baby paper to a white cardbase. I added foam mounting tape to the bottom of the elephants to give it a little dimension. To finish the card, I added three sparkly enamel dots from Doodlebug.

Inside, I used a long retired stamping wheel from Stampin' up for a whimsical detail as well as a strip of the baby paper. I finished with a sentiment from the Kraftin' Kimmie set.



Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Saturday: Ribbon/Twine
Scrapping 4 Fun: Ribbon/Buttons/Lace
Fab 'n' Funky: Babies
Crafty Friends: Animals/Birds
Outlawz Saturday A-La-Mode: Special Occasion / Non-Birthday
The Ribbon Girls: Anything Goes


  1. Fabulous....love the colour tones and the design is gorgeous... Thank you for sharing your wonderful project at Fab'n'Funky challenge. Good luck . Neva

  2. Beautiful baby card, love the background.
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our Scrapping4fun.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well :-)
    Majda DT

  3. Beautiful baby card.
    Thank you for joining us at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Renate DT

  4. Such a cute baby card! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Friends Challenge. Hugs Ela DT

  5. Very cute! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Girl anything goes challenge x

  6. Beautiful card, love the ribbon
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  7. Awww this is so adorable Rijacki, thanks for sharing it here at The Ribbon Girl Challenge
    Andrea x

  8. What a sweet card.
    Thank you for joining us at Scrapping4fun this time.
    Priya DT

  9. So adorable and full of love...
    Thank you for joining us at Scrapping4fun Challenges.
    Good Luck.... xoxoxo

    Dr Monika Shukla


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