It's been so long since I’ve posted a card, I’ve almost forgotten how to do it. LOL. It has been a while; I just haven’t felt up to par. I think I’ve just been in a blue mood, and I’m trying to pull myself up out of it. The cooler weather hasn’t helped with my joints, etc. Oh well enough about me.
This is one of four baby cards I’m working on at the moment. I’ve got one more boy card and then two girls’. It’s not that I know that many different babies who’ve been born, but I know the grandparents better than I do the parents, so I’m doing one for the parent and one for the grandparents.
This precious thing is going to the grandparents of the boy. It’s a Penny Black stamp that I’ve had forever. Isn’t it adorable?
I thought I’d show the close up first. One thing that I like about this stamp, is that it can be used for either gender (as you will see soon in another post). I cut a circle out of the card, and then him. I then used twine to make him swing, and then I worked with it so it looked more 3D. The round blue frame is embossed with tiny polka dots, as well as the scallop, it just doesn’t show up. (Boo, hisss!)
On the bottom of the easel card, I’ve used a pale blue vellum that has baby foot prints on it, unfortunately you can’t see them.
I have a new “tool” that I bought at Joann’s on-line, called the “Sew Easy” by We R Memory Makers. It has interchangeable heads that you can use to pierce different patterns on the paper then you can "sew" or just leave the piercing on the project. On this card I’ve used a couple of different stitches. With embroidery thread, the one on top is a straight stitch (at least it’s supposed to be), and the one on the bottom is scalloped, that I’ve added “candy” brads to. The yellow ribbon is some that I bought at Michaels years ago.
I’m entering this in the following challenges:
Catch the Bug Blog – anything
Crafty Boots Challenges – young at heart
Dream Valley Challenges – anything
Gingerloft Challenges – bingo – embossing, dp, twine
Heart Song Inspirations – anything
Incy Wincy Designs – stitching
Ooh La La Creations – stitching
Southern Girls Challenge – song: Rock-A-Bye
Crafty Sentiments – baby and a sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks – baby
Crafting For All Seasons – texture (distressing)
Paper Pretties – buttons
The Pixie Cottage – blue for a boy
Scrapbook Sisters – baby
Truly Scrumptious – bingo – embossing, buttons, ribbon
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge – cute
Do You Stack Up – song: Rock-A-Bye Baby
Stampin’ For the Weekend – sketch
Daisy Doodle – anything
Creative Belli Blog – paper piercing (under all of the stitches
Paper Crafting Journey – embossing
Lily Pad Cards – texture
Forever Friends – something old: ribbon; something new: Sew Easy
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days - texture
Sew Many Cards - vellum
If The Shoe Fits Scrap It - try something new - used "Sew Easy" for the first time
Stamp and Create Blog - easel or middle step card
Thanks to everyone who stops by and leaves a lovely comment. I is very encouraging to hear what you think. Have a great weekend.