Thank You Postcards for a Baby Shower–Adorable!!

My nephew’s wife is having their first baby in the next couple of weeks, and I offered to make the thank you notes for her baby shower since she lives 800 miles away, and I wouldn’t be able to attend. It meant a lot to me to participate in some small way. I made 20 of these and had a great time doing it.

Stamps Used:

Hanging Baby–I bought this stamp a couple of years ago on Aliexpress and can no longer find it. If you’d like, I’d be happy to stamp it out a couple of times and mail it to you and if you need more, you can copy them onto cardstock. Let me know in an email: saundralparker@yahoo.com.

Thank you so much-Crafter’s Companion-came in an album of sentiments sold on HSN

Decorative Dot Background-SU, retired link: https://tinyurl.com/2p8apyek

Stripes SU Background-retired link: https://tinyurl.com/2p8hvmkw

Postcard Stamp: Amy Tangerine Better Together Stamp, retired, sorry

Paper:

Joann’s Park Lane 12 x 12″ link: https://tinyurl.com/5n7j6f3d Cut at 6″ and then turn one turn and cut 4″ and 8″, to give you 6 postcards with each sheet. I cut 40. I stamped 20 of them with the postcard stamp in archival black ink so the ink wouldn’t run in the mail. Put washi tape in the MISTI to hold the postcards in the same position every time as the stamp was too thin to use with magnets. I took the other 20 blank 4 x 6″ cut cards and stamped with archival black ink in the MISTI with the Thank you sentiment and the baby, and then used clear embossing powder and heat set both. I created a mask of the baby on the clothesline with thin paper and then attached some post-it note paper to the back so the mask would adhere to the images. I laid the mask on the baby and then stamped over the design with the decorative dot background, making sure to line it up with the right side of the postcard, as the stamp is too short to cover the whole postcard. Stamped with Stampin’ Up Bordering Blue (retired) ink. Then I used the Stripes background stamp to stamp on the left edge of the postcard that the polka dot stamp didn’t cover. I used Stampin’ Up archival gray ink to stamp with and I placed a piece of paper onto the postcard where the polka dot pattern stops, so I don’t stamp lines over the polka dots. It didn’t matter if the lines aren’t perfect straight, as I fix this by using a ruler and a black alcohol marker that I outlined the lines I stamped, basically lining the ruler so it was straight and drawing the line following the ruler, then used a darker gray and a lighter gray alcohol marker to color the entire wide line, using the lighter gray in the center.

I colored the entire scene with alcohol markers and had a couple of alcohol mishaps that I had to fix, but overall, I was really happy with the end results,

The reason I used two pieces of cardstock to create the postcard, is I knew the alcohol markers would bleed through the paper, so this would prevent it from being seen. I took Bearly Art glue and glued the two cards together, making sure they both are face up, and then took my Fiskars guillotine trimmer to cut any uneven edges.

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