Front Image: Stork carrying baby bundle through the sky
Front Sentiment: “Congratulations”
Inside Sentiment: “You have a brand new reason to smile”
I created the base card from apple green cardstock and layered it with a background panel of aqua blue cardstock and patterned paper. The patterned paper captures the overall color scheme of the card with its multiple sized squares in aqua blue, apple green, yellow, and white.
For the focal point of the card I stamped the stork and baby bundle image on white cardstock and colored it using gamsol and colored pencils. To create the background sky I sponged on several shades of blue inks. Once I completed the image I matted it with aqua blue and white cardstocks. I affixed the final image panel to the card's background panel. As a finishing touch beneath the image panel I attached a "Congratulations" tag via an aqua blue ribbon.
For the inside of the card I printed “You have a brand new reason to smile” on white cardstock and decorated this panel with a strip of the patterned paper used on the front of the card. To finish this panel I popped a teddy bear punched from apple green cardstock to the patterned paper strip. I affixed the completed panel to the inside of the card base.
I also handmade an envelope from heavy white cover stock and affixed a teddy bear punched from the patterned paper to the lower left corner to compliment the baby greeting card.