Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Baby Brother Card

I just found out my cousin is welcoming his second little boy to this world in a few days.  I think it's wonderful, the age difference between his two boys will be very close to the gap in my boys! :) This card really reminds me of those times when my boys were little!

Here is the card I made for my cousin and his wife:
The card base is 4 1/2" x 5".  I grabbed the lace-up card base from New Arrival and hid three sides on my Gypsy to get the blue polka-dot base that laces on only one long side. I laced it with a sheer white ribbon and 1/8" satin blue ribbon after I tied the bow with my Bow Easy. The oval is also on the New Arrival cart.

I love these little feet from New Arrival, I cut them at 1" in generic white cardstock.  I inked the edges and popped them up on some pop-dots. I covered them in some Studio G glitter glue for a little sparkle.  I also added the glitter glue to the oval frame around the pencil drawing of the boys.

Here is a close-up of the bow. I placed a simple square button on the top.

I created this cute little banner for my sentiment.  The stamp is from Scrappy Moms. Again, I inked the edges with some blue ink and a finger tip sponge dauber.

I inked the inside too and added two more little (adorable) feet! :)

I adore the image I used.  I drew this back when my youngest was a newborn. I don't draw often anymore but I used to when I was in college.  This one took me some time! I was using a photo as my reference, the picture was taken when my now six-year-old was 4 days old. :)
I scanned this image and printed it on glossy photo paper for this card.

Cartridges used:
New Arrival

Supplies:
Studio G Glitter Glue
Blue ink and finger dauber
Scotch Quick Dry Glue
3M ATG glue runner
blue polka-dot paper is DCWV - Nana's Kids Stack
Blue gingham, Making Memories
sheer white ribbon - Dollar Tree
Blue satin ribbon - Michaels
Blue button - Michaels

Challenges:
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13 comments:

GreenScrap said...

Amazing Card!! Incredibly Beautiful Drawing!! Thanks for Playing with us @ FCCB!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Pat N. said...

OMG Cheryl, this card is beautiful. Not only what you did with your cuts and embellishments, but I am in awe of your drawing! You should do more. It must be so special to have that drawing of your boys from days gone by. Just fabulous! TFS.--Pat N.

Georgiana said...

Wow! Your cousin will definitely save this card and put it in a memory book.

Too bad you didn't live closer...we could go treasure hunting together for crafting goodies!

Georgiana

Janette S, said...

Beautiful card - and Wow! WHat a drawing! AMazing and so adorable!

BugBites said...

just gorgeous!TFS with us at FCCB

Lisa R. said...

Wow, terrific thoughtful card. Beautiful drawing.

Cindy P. said...

That card is just the sweetest thing. I keep debating if I should get a Gypsy or not...it always sound so complicated! Just love this card, Cheryl.

Maquel said...

OMG Cheryl! You have some talent!!! That Drawing is amazing! What a SWEET card! I just think it's beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!!

Maquel
http://papermaineiac.blogspot.com

Pat N. said...

Cheryl, I've been delayed in letting you know that I want to share the Cricut-tastic Blog Award with you. Come by my blog and get it. Copy and paste the link below to go directly to that post.--Pat N.
http://patsscraps.blogspot.com/2011/05/cricut-tastic-award.html

Dana said...

I love the drawing. Beautiful. Thanks for playing at FCCB.

http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

Larelyn said...

Your card is just the sweetest thing. I love the lacing and your drawing is amazing. This will be a card to be cherished. Thanks for sharing at FCCB.
Hugs,

Lisa said...

What an amazing card! Your drawing is beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!

Lisa
http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

Oh my...this is a beautiful piece of artwork! I love your drawing and the card is just amazing! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!