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I’m sharing a baby card today featuring the Spellbinders New Arrival stamp and die set. I love the large image of the stork carrying the baby, along with the accompanying sentiments. The design of this card could easily be adapted for a baby boy card.

I began by blending tattered rose distress oxide ink over a piece of white card. I then layered more of the same colour, this time using a stencil, to create darker stripes on the background. I spritzed the panel with some sparkle spray, to give a subtle shimmery effect, and also added some water droplets for some more texture.

I dried the panel with a heat tool, then heat embossed a sentiment from the set with silver embossing powder.

Next, I stamped the stork and baby image, colouring it with copic markers and die cutting with the coordinating die. I then layered it with foam tape over a vellum die cut, using the larger die included in the set, and adhered it on the background above the sentiment. I love the soft look that the addition of the vellum layer gives to the image.

I used the cloud die to cut some vellum clouds, layering these on the background and trimming away any overhanging the panel. Adding vellum to cards is tricky as adhesive can show through the vellum. I used some sticky adhesive sheets to add small adhesive dots to the vellum clouds, which I’ve found to be a good solution.

I used liquid glue to attach the panel to a white card base, then added some sparkling clear sequins as a finishing touch.


  • SDS-122 New Arrival Stamp and Die set
  • T-012 Main Attraction tool

Other supplies:

Tattered Rose Distress Oxide ink; Copic markers; Altenew Classy Stripes stencil; Hero arts silver embossing powder; Versamark; Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins; MFT Extreme Black hybrid ink; Vellum; Wink of Stella clear glitter pen; Sheer Sparkle Shimmer Spritz, Bostik Sticki Sheet