When creating cards, I often make two at the same time. There is a number of reasons for this but the two mains ones are efficiency (I can make two cards in almost the same time as one and then I have an extra one to add to my stash) and one piece of cardstock gives two C6 card bases – so it just makes sense! Usually I make two of exactly the same card. But sometimes the finished products have subtle differences that result in two unique cards. And that’s what happened with my Zoo Babies cards.
My aim was to make a ‘congratulations’ card for a friend who just added baby Hector to her world. As the name suggest, Zoo Babies is perfect for baby cards! The first card I personalised with a “H” and the second card I added a few more animals to create height. Same same but different. My basic colour combination of Night of Navy, Old Olive & Daffodil Delight was inspired by the Colour Coach and I then added in Real Red to brighten it up a little. My ‘sweet baby’ banner is from Itty Bitty Banners, cut out using the matching Framelits.
Do you love the ‘stitching’ around the edge of the card mat? I do this quite a lot – I think it gives the cards a nice ‘finish’. Using a Stampin’ Write Marker (I used Basic Black), draw little dashes along the four sides of the cardstock. It doesn’t have to be even or neat, just somewhat straight to follow the edge. The more you do it, the better you get at it. I find the Stampin’ Write Markers result in the best finish. Gel pens can leave gaps in the middle of your dashes and look patchy.
I encourage you to start thinking about making two cards at a time. The hard part about making any card is the design, so once you’ve got that sorted, it would be a shame to just make one card! Plus, you’ve already got everything out… or if you craft like me, you’ve dug through the pile of products on the table to find everything! Hehe!!! Have a great day, Kelly x