It's A Baby Boom: Mixed Media Cards

Baby Blessings

There seems to be periods in life where everyone I know is pregnant and having babies. While that time for me is past, I love that my friends and family are still going through these exciting times. That newborn smell, the chest snuggles, little sighs, whimpers and off course the miniature clothes still send my mommy hormones into a frenzy!
After losing one precious baby of my own, I feel as though I will never again take the ability to get pregnant or carry a child for granted. So, being in the presence of tiny people always brings a tear of joy for the gift and miracle of life but also a tear of sorrow for Faolan, my sweet baby residing with Jesus.I think now I am also a bit more sensitive to those around me that don’t have children possibly because they have lost some or are unable to conceive. But despite all this, baby’s are a joyous event! And there is NO reason not to be happy for new life.
Speaking of baby showers, what is your favorite handmade or store bought gift to give?
So, here is how I made the cards. 😉

Creating the Mixed Media Card

The first card was made using patterned paper as the background. I added several paints and gesso in the background. Once the paint dried I add a floral stamp over top the background, despite the floral background paper. I dipped my gesso lid in gesso and stamped that in the background and outlined it with a black pen. Lastly, I added a die cut and stamped a sentiment.
The second card is relatively simple. I stamped a Japanese wave and added a painted Tim Holtz heart chipboard. The sentiment and baby image is by Pink Persimmon. Lastly, I added Tim Holtz Pine Cone Roses and some fiber.
Thank you for visiting. And don’t forget to tell me your favorite gift to give to new baby’s.

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11 thoughts on “It's A Baby Boom: Mixed Media Cards”

  • The cards are beautiful, and I am sure you put a lot of thought into making them. Sorry to hear that you lost a baby, I know from my experience how devastating that is. Enjoy the lovely kids you have! Hugs, Valerie

  • Lovely cards, Kate! I can understand that losing a baby must be a terrible experience and that having a baby is not something to be taken for granted.
    When my daughter was having her babyshower I made her a little tag album, in which her friends could write a wish for the new baby. In my agegroup there are no babyshowers anymore 😉 so that was the only one I ever went to.

  • Such beautiful cards! I am sorry to hear that you went through this pain – ♥♥♥
    Be happy and enjoy that you have such lovely kids!!!
    Your cards are wonderful and the album for Faolan is wonderful !
    Happy Sunday!
    oxo Susi

  • As someone who has never been married, although I realize that’s not a criterion, I can’t imagine losing a child. I am saddened to read about the loss of your child. I hope the loss lessens with each passing day, month, and year. Contrary to popular belief, I really have no desire to have children. I enjoy my friends children, but really can’t imagine ever having or wanting one of my own. I know that may sound odd to you, but it’s how I feel. I’m very happy in my life.
    You certainly know how to make beautiful cards for babies. They are both simply stunning. I like the first one because of all you added to the patterned paper. It is so dainty and delicate, I want to just reach out and touch it.
    About a year ago, I held a baby shower for one of my friends who was having a baby. I made a diaper cake. I made it by wrapping diapers around and around for the first layer. I made a total of three layers, each one larger than the last. Instead of candles, I inserted small items like baby bottles, a rattle, and a pacifier. That may be more than you want to give as a gift, though. People came up to me later and said how great the “cake” was. It made me feel good, especially since I had no idea what a newborn actually needed.

    • Thank you for your kind words. Time has helped to heal but will never completely take away the pain.
      Your diaper cake sounds amazing. I have seen many diaper cakes on Pinterest but I haven’t been brave enough to try one yet. Thank you for the suggestion.

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