Monday, March 14, 2011

Baby Boy Card

The card above I made as a sample card using my new baby digital 'Baby Gift Box'ID: NV-DS0028 and the sentiment is from my new word art sheet 'Baby Set 1' ID:NV_WA0019 . I found a wonderful sketch supplied by the 'Catch the Bug' crew. As yet I don't own any of the dies or a cutting machine so I used my trusty scallop scissors to make the scalloped circles. More practice is needed by me to stitch in a circle as I ended up just manually moving the needle one stitch at a time, *laughs* and it's still wigglely.
I coloured my digital first, spending the most amount of time on the hatbox itself and used 6 different copic colours to achieve that gradual shading. I used a white pen to add the little white dots onto the hatbox to create a pattern. The items inside the hatbox are very small, so I only used 2 colours on most of them. After it was dry it was then cut out, the edges shaded and pop dotted onto the card to add dimension. I brushed all the edges of the card with Aegean Blue chalk to soften the hard edges. The rest of the card was just a matter of putting it together. I also used a copic pen B95 and created a little splattering (fingernail flicked on the brush nib) in some of the areas.

The inside is very simple. I used the same paper as the front and stitched around it. The verse is from my word art sheet and the edges where also brushed with chalk.

Card Info:

  • Normal yellow card stock to make the base
  • Background paper by Paper Chic Item#1642, so pretty with candy stripes one side and white baby dots on red on the other side.
  • Copics: B000,B00,B21,B93,B95,B97 (hat box colours)
  • Pink ribbon with 2 silver threads by Celebrate
  • 6mm Pearls (coloured with copic E95)by Vivaldi
  • Little teddy bear charm from Ribtex
  • Flowers are a no name brand, I do remember picking up the white ones in the bridle section and I coloured the center of them with a red copic marker.
  • VersaMagic is the chalk ink

  • I am entering this card in the following wonderful challenges:

  • Catch the Bug - Challenge Scallops
  • Sunday with Crissy - Challenge # 15 Stitching
  • Cutie Sunday -Challenge #135 Colour Combo
  • The Corrosive - Challenge #107 Sketch Time
  • My Grafico - Challenge Monthly
  • Southern Girls - Challenge Flowers
  • Simon Says - Challenge Anything Goes

  • Thank you for visiting.


    1. This is gorgeous! I love the circle sentiment, and I'm super impressed that you cut your scalloped circles by hand! Thanks for using our sketch and playing along @ The Corrosive Challenge! :)

    2. Hi
      It's wonderful card.

      Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week.


    3. Beautiful card! Love that sweet image! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

      Simon Says DT

    4. It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week


    5. Wow Vickie, you got all the details in this one. Gorgeous card as is the baby girl card. Awesome creation my friend. Love it! "Hugs" Carol
      ps. Sending you an email tomorrow.

    6. this is such a cool card and love the coloring,
      thanks for playing along in my candy giveaway - but dont forget "to be in it to win it" you need to be a follower on my blog and i dont see you in the listing. theres plenty time to rectify but just letting you know.

    7. WHAT A FUN CARD. I love all the color and what a fun sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo this week.

    8. Wow Nana Vic! This is an awesome card. I LOVE the shading on the hat box and the adorable pattern you drew on it...very nice. Great coloring all around and great job with the scallops! Thanks so much for entering the Catch the Bug Challenge. I hope you'll join us again.

    9. Very nice card, thanks for playing along at Catch The Bug!

    10. Hallo

      wow, win Traum.
      Da stimmt einfach alles.
      Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei Cutie Sunday.

      Liebe Grüße Nadine

    11. Adorable card. Thanks so much for joining us at Southern Girls this fortnight. I really hope to see you again at our next challenge.

    12. Hi sweetie this is just stunning a super cute image and fab design, thanks for joining us at "Sunday's with Crissy" on our stitches challenge, big hugs love pops x x x


    Thanks in Advance to taking time to leave me a comment, they sure do brighten my day.
    *Hugs* Nana Vic / Nightowl


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