Baby Joy
by Janet Katz

Baby Joy PS

I just love taking dies that are traditionally meant for one particular season or holiday and repurposing them for something very different. Upon hearing of a young couple I know expecting their first child, I thought about how much joy they must be feeling. That led me to pull out the Stacked Joy die and try it with some pastel colored floral paper and a sage green cardstock. I was happy with the result. I added some flowers by using the Floral Cake Pop Up Easel die set. This set has a great selection of flowers and leaves. All my leaves and flower centers are from this set, and my bottom flower is from there also. My other two flowers are the Lucky Layered Flowers die set. I colored all the flowers, centers, and leaves with Copic markers.

I wanted a pink glow coming from underneath the JOY and I achieved this by blending some Spun Sugar Distress Ink onto my white cardstock with a blending brush from the center outwards. I tried to keep to an oval shape for the ink. I glued this to a pale pink cardbase. Then I added the Flower Field Frame die cut from white cardstock on top of the blended panel. I wanted to pop the word JOY up so I cut it out of white fun foam and glued the paper die cuts to the top. I think the foam stretches out some when it is cut because it's a bit of a struggle to get the paper die cuts to completely cover the foam die cuts. I adhered this to the floral die cut.
Baby Joy 2
Next, I added the leaves directly on top of the white floral die cut with liquid adhesive. Then, I attached the flowers with some foam adhesive. Finally, I stamped Welcome Baby and heat embossed it with with silver embossing powder. I glued this directly onto the O.
Do you like to repurpose seasonal dies like this? How?
Janet Floral Signature copy



Hi Janet, I love how you have created this beautiful card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

I love how you transitioned the holiday JOY die into something wonderful to welcome a newborn baby with the soft colors, etc. Genius!

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