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Congrats Baby Cards by Bobbi Smith

Congrats Baby Cards by Bobbi Smith

By: Ranger |

Cards | Letter It™ | Tim Holtz® Distress

Bobbi Smith combines Tim Holtz Distress® & Letter It™ products to create these colorful Congratulations cards! Perfect for a baby shower, these DIY cards can also be easily customized for any occasion.

Instructions

Letter It Distress Oxide Congrats Baby Card Step 1

Step 1: Start by spritzing a couple of strips of Distress Watercolor Cardstock with water using a Distress Sprayer. This will help the color wick after spraying the Distress Oxide Spray.

Letter It Distress Oxide Congrats Baby Card Step 2

Step 2: Shake the Distress Oxide Spray vigorously to mix color well before each use. Then spritz color onto wet Distress Watercolor Cardstock strip, leaving a little white space at the end. I used Mermaid Lagoon on the first strip and Fossilized Amber on the second strip.

Letter It Distress Oxide Congrats Baby Card Step 3

Step 3: Dry well with Heat Tool. To add a little more distress, unscrew lid and flick Distress Oxide Spray color droplets onto strip and dry again with Heat Tool. Depending on your color palette choice it will look something like this.

Letter It Distress Oxide Congrats Baby Card Step 4

Step 4: Die cut hearts out of colorized strips using Tim Holtz Sizzix Valentine Sidekick Side-Order dies.

Letter It Distress Oxide Congrats Baby Card Step 5

Step 5: Cut a 1 3/4 x 4 inch strip of Distress Watercolor Cardstock. Working on the smooth side of cardstock, swipe the Ranger Anti-Static Pouch over the entire surface. This helps prepare for a static free heat embossing. Ink the “Oh Baby” Letter It Clear Stamp using the Letter It Clear Embossing Ink Pad. Repeat stamping process until complete surface is covered with phrase.

Letter It Distress Oxide Congrats Baby Card Step 6

Step 6: Place stamped image on a scrap piece of paper. Generously sprinkle Ranger Letter It Gunmetal Embossing Powder over the stamped image. Shake off excess Embossing Powder and return to jar.

Letter It Distress Oxide Congrats Baby Card Step 7

Step 7: Heat stamped image with Heat Tool to melt embossing powder.

Letter It Distress Oxide Congrats Baby Card Step 8

Step 8: Die cut a 2-inch circle with the Sizzix Stitched Circle die using Distress Watercolor Cardstock. Repeat stamping/embossing using the “Congrats” stamp from same stamp set.

Letter It Distress Oxide Congrats Baby Card Step 9

Step 9: Now add color to the embossed strip panel using Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber Distress Inks with Blending Tool with Foam. Start with lightest ink shade swirling on color and work your way to darkest, leaving a little white space at the top.

Letter It Distress Oxide Congrats Baby Card Step 10

Step 10: Shake the Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Spray vigorously to mix color well. Unscrew lid and flick Distress Oxide Spray color droplets onto a 4 x 5 1/4 sheet of Distress Watercolor Cardstock. Then dry with Heat Tool.

Letter It Distress Oxide Congrats Baby Card Step 11

Step 11: Assemble card components onto an A2 kraft card base using Distress Collage Medium and Letter It White Foam Tape.

Letter It Distress Oxide Congrats Baby Card Step 12

I hope you give this cute card a try depending on whether you're making a baby girl or baby boy card just change up the color palette!

 

 


  • Ricki Cochran on

    What can I do to get my distress oxide spray to be vibrant once it dries? I see so many projects that pop but mine still remain a chalky matte look once they dry.


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