Monday, September 18, 2017

Sleeping Baby

     A friend of mine is going to be a grandma again. This inspired me to make a baby boy card. With this card I am playing along at the Back to School Crop. You can join in as well. Cards are not due until the end of the month. Just download a pic of your card under this sketch on the Back to School Crop page on Facebook.

Sketch 86
     The stamp for this card is 1/3 of the Lili of the Valley "Baby Trio" stamp set. 

Card & Envelope
      I made the mistake of coloring the image before choosing my paper, so I had to stamp and color again. Rookie mistake - lol. 



      I framed the baby with a scalloped mat, then pop dotted it to a homemade tag. I ended up turning the tag upside down, because I liked the way the diagonal at the tag top looked next to diagonally placed wooden letters.
     You will notice in the materials list that I used some Christmas paper. You might wonder where this Christmas paper is. The answer is the turquoise matting is the back of a countdown to Christmas paper. I got a package of 25 sheets of it at Tuesday morning and placed on the pile of turquoise solid card stock. I am officially down to 6 pieces left - yes, I walked across the room to take inventory.

Inside of Card

     The inside of the card is made with scraps left on the table. How about that Joe Houldsworth quote? Couldn't have asked for a better sentiment: "the ONLY thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child". I decided to look this bloke up and see who is making these wonderful quotes about babies. It seems that he is from Australia (if I have the right gentleman) and this is the ONLY quote of his that I could find with a google search. Interesting!!!


Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Dear Lizzy - Christmas Winter Wish
                              Studio Calico - Storytime
     Card Stock: Bazzill - Honeycomb
                                   Ivory   
     Stamps: Lili of the Valley - Baby Trio
                  Fiskars - Precious Baby Quotes I
     Die: Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large
                                Petite Scalloped Circles Large
            Elizabeth Craft Designs - Tags & More 5 (Sunburst)
            Impression Obsession - Circle Baby Cutout Set
     Copics: E50, 51, 53. R20. BG10, 23, 32. C00, 0, 1. Y23, 26, 28. R32.
     Embellies: Doodlebug Boutique Brads (Bumblebee)
                    Wood Veneer Letters

    
Challenges


Crafty Calendar Challenge - Kids/Babies - #41 - *
Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Image - #23 - *