Celebrating a new life on the way is always such a blessing. Whether it is a couple’s first child or their fifth, it is still an occasion to celebrate. One of my favorite things to include with gifts, besides a DIY baby book, is handmade cards. The fun of cards for babies is that you can be super cutesy with them. No one has ever looked at anything baby-related and said, “Nope, that’s tacky. It’s just too adorable.” This DIY Whalecome Baby card is a perfect handmade card that fits the adorable baby motif!
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- Blank White A2 Card
- Whale Stamp (The one I used is only available on Etsy right now)
- Adhesive Gemstones
- Teal Pigment Ink
- Lavender Chalk Ink
- Black Dual Tip Acid Free Marker
- Scrap Paper (striped piece and plain piece)
- Adhesive Foam Squares
- Sentiment Stamp (multi-expressions)
- Holographic Embossing Powder
- Heat Tool
- Corner Rounder
Orient your card so that it opens up from the bottom.
Add a strip of striped scrap paper to the right side of the front of your card. Trim any overhang.
Ink your whale stamp and stamp on the bottom left of your card front.
- I centered mine in the bottom side of the card not covered with paper.
Next, cut out a small rectangle of your plain scrap paper.
After you have cut your rectangle, round the corners and write “Whalecome Baby” in the center with the fine tip end of your marker.
- Add extra definition, as pictured, by tracing over “Whalecome” with the broad tip end of your marker.
Next, chalk the edges of your rectangle with your chalk ink. (See the picture in step 5 for reference.)
Attach your rectangle in the center of your scrap paper strip with adhesive foam squares.
- Put one square in each corner and 1 square in the center to make the rectangle more stable on the card.
Finally, add gemstones to the top left of the card, centered above the stamped whale image.
- Start with the largest gemstone in the center first. Next, add your smaller gemstones on either side.
Next move on to the inside of your card and stamp your sentiment with pigment ink.
Immediately after stamping your sentiment, cover it with your holographic powder.
Shake off excess powder and return to the container.
- I have this awesome little tray with a pluggable spout that makes it super easy to put the excess back into the container.
Next, blast your powder-covered saying with your heat tool to emboss. Allow it to cool before closing your card.
- If the heat causes your card to curl a little, place it between some heavy books to flatten it back out.
This DIY Whalecome Baby card is so stinkin’ cute! I’m secretly hoping more of my friends have some babies so I can make some more. Plus, you know, babies are so adorable and loveable! Any expecting momma will be thrilled to receive such a thoughtful, handmade card attached to her baby’s gift. In case you haven’t notices, I’m absolutely in love with the cute little animals on these stamps. You can check out the coloring page I made with them in this DIY Coloring Book!