Monday, April 7, 2014
Adoption: How God Made Us Family
My husband's co-worker, and her husband, finalized the adoption of their son this past Friday. This is the card she asked me to make for him. Their son is 3 and loves football. Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has the perfect adoption stamp set so I knew I would be using that for the sentiments. I didn't want the football theme to be too grown-up, so who better to add a little fun than Cocoa?
Cocoa and his football were colored with Copics and then fussy cut. A white gel pen was used on the football stitching. I embossed and matted the white panel and then added Cocoa up on top of it. Cocoa's head and tail were left unattached to add dimension. Two gray brads bring in a little more gray. The entire image panel was popped up over the background football paper. The sentiment was stamped on banners and added to the top and bottom. Lots of faux stitching completes the front.
My tip for Top Tip Tuesday is when you are fussy cutting intricate details (like the tail on a mouse), don't rush, turn the paper - not the scissors, and don't be afraid to cut small sections at a time and approach the cuts from different angles. Rushing tends to lead to shorter mouse tails - just sayin'. :)
The verse on the inside left panel was requested. Countless prayers went into the adoption of this little guy. Plenty of room was left on the right panel for them to write a message to their new son.
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific, Neenah Solar White (image only)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio
Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (The Gift of You clear stamp set, Cocoa Loves Football digi stamp), WORDart by Karen (2 Samuel 1:17 digi)
Ink: Stazon (black)
Copic Markers: N0, 1, 3, 5, 7; E11, 33, 35, 37; 100
Tools/Embellishments: embossing folder (The Paper Studio - Tiny Hearts), Uni-ball white gel pen, Sakura Micron black pen, Staedtler Tri-plus marker (brown), Spellbinders dies (Petite Oval Large and Small, Petite Scalloped Oval Large)
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Paper Crafting Challenges #7 - Masculine
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes
Just B Creative Crazy - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #188 - Color a stamped image (rubber or digi - mine is a digi)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #315 - All Boy (any masculine card)
Top Tip Tuesday - Cute
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