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.


Supplies:
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 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Please come back for another visit soon.
 

7 comments:

wienerhoneymooners said...

What an amazing gift this card is in itself! Our boy is adopted, and we feel so blessed. WOW, thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Challenges!

Elaine Stark said...

A great card for a very special occasion. A good tip too, one I don't always heed. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Leanne said...

Love this and the sentiment,awesome! Great colors, and the embossing the white, brilliant, it pops. Very nicely done!Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Leanne DT@4CC

Cindy Groh said...

I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. Let me know if you want your card in the Monday post and I'll send you a link to it after it goes live. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.
Thanks
Cindy

suzARTe said...

This is the perfect guy card, I love how the main image stands out and also the papers you have used are great as well

Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating :)

Annette said...

Great card and a lovely cause to celebrate.
Hugs
Annette - Netty's Cards
xx
Proud to design for :
Crafty Little Fairies,
Top Tip Tuesday,
ABC Christmas,
As You Like It,
Pink Gem Designs,
The Stamp Basket, and
Stampfairy.


Ema M said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love those Sweet 'n Sassy images too. xx
Ema

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