Hello. welcome to my little crafty blog. Today I’m celebrating all my midwifery colleagues, as Tuesday (5th May) is International Day of the Midwife. I made some cards to take into work to thank them for all the fantastic work they do in supporting women and their families. There’s been lots of attention on nurses caring for patients with Covid-19 over the past few weeks, but we need to also applaud the midwives who have continued to care for women and babies during this pandemic. Maternity care is not something that can be postponed to a later date!
I was struggling to find a stamp for these cards that represented women and babies, and then I remembered the stained glass window die from Claritystamp. I’ve always used it for Christmas cards before, but decided I could cut it down to just have the mother and baby
I started by taking two nested circle dies and cutting them out of a piece of the Claritystamp designer card to make a frame (this piece was from the ‘Northern Lights’ set
As I didn’t need to cut the whole die out, I used the inner circle of card to cut out the mother and baby, so they co-ordinated with the frame
I then just trimmed the die cut down with scissors to leave the inner figures
Finally, I added ‘celebrate’ in the bottom corner, stamped with Versamark and embossed with Wow powder in ‘Magical Mauve’. The stamp is from a Stampin Up set called ‘Amazing You’, and was just the right size for the space.
Thanks for dropping by. If you get the chance, please say thank you on Tuesday to the midwives who play a part in delivering 650,000 babies in the UK every year