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

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

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Jennie Garcia 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!


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 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!!


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.

Dana said...

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


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.

Lisa Norris said...

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


Tanya~Studio 5380 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!