Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Adoption is Another Word for Love
As I mentioned yesterday, my husband's coworker and her husband just finalized the adoption of their son last Friday. We wanted to give them a card of congratulations so I used more of the sentiments in The Gift of You clear stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Since I used Cocoa on the other card, I decided Rhubarb needed to make an appearance on this one. After coloring Rhubarb and his heart with Copics, the sentiment was heat embossed in white. The sentiment was stamped, die cut and matted before being adhered flat onto the plaid panel. Rhubarb was popped up over the sentiment. A white get pen and fine tip marker add definition to Rhubarb's eyes. Some glossy accents make his nose shiny. Lots of faux stitching and some doodling complete the front of the card.
My tip for Top Tip Tuesday: If you don't have the right size die for a mat, trace around the outside of the die you are using and then fussy cut it out. I didn't have the right size die to mat the plaid panel so I traced the outside of the die and then fussy cut it. A related tip would be to trace the die on the wrong side of the mat layer. That way you won't have to erase your tracing. I used the same technique for the interior decorating.
The verse on the inside is also from the same stamp set. The Congratulations stamp is a wood mounted stamp by Inkadinkado.
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White (image), Georgia Pacific (white), Bazzill (blue), DCWV (red)
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Little Boy)
Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (The Gift of You clear stamp set, Rhubarb's Heart digi stamp), Inkadinkado (Congratulations wood mount stamp)
Ink: Versamark, Stazon (black)
Copic Markers: E31, 33, 35, 37; R22, 27, 29; 100
Tools/Embellishments: Stampendous embossing powder (white opaque), Glossy Accents, Zig Wink of Stella glitter brush marker (clear), Spellbinders dies (Classic Ovals Large & Small, Grand Big Scalloped Ovals), Sakura Micron pen (black), Uni-ball White gel pen, Staedtler Tri-plus marker (red, blue)
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything goes with stitching (real or faux)
Top Tip Tuesday - Cute
Cuttlebug Mania - Make Us Smile
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #315 - All Boy
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #188 - Color a stamped image (rubber or digi)
Paper Crafting Challenges #7 - Masculine
Just B Creative - Anything Goes
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by today. Please be sure to stop back tomorrow for a new challenge at Word Art Wednesday.