Baby Love X2!

Today I have a couple of baby cards to share with you. I'm posting both at the same time because they're very similar except for the color but sometimes it's nice to take a good layout and make it work for a couple of different things and baby cards are ideal for that. So, with only a couple of minor changes, I ended up with two very sweet cards.

The boy card is done with Bashful Blue, White and Walk in the Park DSP plus a really clever method for embossing paper that I'll share with you in a minute.
The girl card is done in much the same way using Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose and a reversal of the orientation of the embossed piece and the designer paper.

Now for that embossing. Cute right? Looks just like a quilted blanket? Well, it's made using a piece of plastic mesh. I am guessing you can find it at a DIY store like Home Depot or Lowes, but I got mine at a local stamp store called We're Stampin Mad as part of a little pack of alternative Cuttlebug tools that the store calls "Chippies". Basically they're cardboard pieces that have shapes cut out of them. When you run them through the Cuttlebug the punched out portion gets embossed so it becomes a raised or indented frame for your stamped image. The mesh was just another medium for embossing and adding texture. Clever huh?

Here are the rest of the supplies:
STAMPS: Punches Three  PAPER: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Provo Craft polka dot paper, Walk in the Park DSP  INK: Bashful Blue, Regal Rose  ACCESS: scallop trim border punch, white ribbon, plastic mesh embossing medium, Cuttlebug, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, dimensionals 

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