Saturday, May 21, 2022

Welcome Kai

Hello everyone.  Back in March, my brother was blessed with a new addition to his phamily.  And a couple months later 🙈, I finally completed this mini slimline card for my new nephew, Kai, using Adorable Elephants stamp set from My Favorite Things (MFT).


The elephants were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a scrap of Xpress It cardstock, coloured with Copic Sketch markers, then fussy cut out.  Next, a mini slimline panel was die cut from Bristol paper using a Mini Slimline die from Spellbinders.  Ink blended Shabby Shutters distress ink (DI) for the ground and Salvaged Patina DI over a MFT Slimline Cloud Edges stencil for the sky.  Splattered with water and blot with a paper towel to soften the lines and give it texture. 


“Welcome” (retired Hero Arts) was stamped onto the panel with Archival Jet Black ink.  The MFT Impact Alphabet letters were die cut once from a scrap of Bristol paper and again from black cardstock.  Ombré coloured the Bristol letters with Prize Ribbon DI and a blender brush, then offset them with the black letters for a drop shadow.  Assembled the card onto a white card base measuring 3.25”x 6.25” to finish.

Kai will be the last baby for a while… until my nephews and nieces start having their own family.  Whoa!.. that sounded too crazy! 😆  Anyway, thank you for stopping in.  Have a wonderful day.



10 comments:

Christine Alexander said...

Those are adorable elephants, such a sweet card Trina ♥

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Well, better later than never, isn't it? :D But your welcome card is delightful!!! Adorable little elephants and the big name of your new nephew looks amazing with the ombrè technique and the shadow!
Hugs, have a lovely Sunday!

Cathy said...

Such a sweet scene Trina, and congrats on being an aunty! Those elephants are adorable and I'm sure this will be a treasured card, Cathy x

Colleen said...

This is just adorable, Trina! I think elephants are such a fun way to welcome babies into the family! I used one for my grandson's First birthday! And I don't know why you can't leave comments on my blog. I am really computer illiterate, so I am no help trying to figure out why that is. Don't worry about it though! heart Hugs, CVolleen

Bonnie said...

What a fun way to welcome Kai to the family, Trina! Love the cute elephants and as always your coloring in an inspriation!

Papercraft Boutique said...

What an adorable and sweet baby card, Trina! Kai is lucky to have an aunt like you! The ombre colored name with the black drop shadow looks so cool
You're going to be busier (happily) pampering your nieces and nephews! ;-P
Hideko xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Oh my goodness, what an adorable scene for baby Kai, Trina - congrats to your entire family on this latest addition!

Witchcrafted Life said...

Aww! What a wonderfully precious card. Happiest congratulations on the birth of your newest nephew. Being an aunt is the bestest! :)

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

Brenda in IN said...

Oh, how cute this is! I love those little elephants and the blended colors in the background. Kai is a great name.

BożenA said...

It is a truly wonderful welcome to a new family member, Trina. I love these cute little elephants and the coloring of the card. This is another amazing card you made!
xx