i needed to make a baby card pretty quickly. and i was stumped. until i saw this week's sketchy thursday offering:
and then, "KABOOM!" the entire concept of my card, including which materials to use, came to me all at once. dontcha love it when that happens??!?! thanks, ST!!! :)
i made the digi collage first, obviously, and test printed it on regular paper, dry fit the photos and thickers, and generally "test drove" the whole configuration pretty thoroughly to avoid wasting my my beloved sticky-back canvas.** i ♥LOVE♥ how it came out!
(sticky back canvas: claudine helmuth; black glossy cardstock: ranger; photo paper: kodak ultima; glitter letters: american crafts; butterfly: webster's pages; fonts: jamaistevie & hurricane, free from dafont.com; "a little magic 5" brush by vera lim; ink: stewart superior; adhesives: 3m foam tape, sewing machine)
the baby in the photos is charli renee, she is the GRANDDAUGHTER (!!!) of our very dear friends kim and dave. the reason that word is bold and in all caps is that this is the first GRANDCHILD (!!!) born to a couple who are exact contemporaries of jeff and myself (they got married just before us, jeff was in their wedding, and dave was jeff's best man; their kids were born after we were married, and we've watched them grow up, etc, etc) so it is very slightly*** freaking me out, because charli's dad, michael (whom she strongly resembles) was this age like FIFTEEN MINUTES AGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! holy wow!!! and yet, *WE* have not aged at all! ...weird... :) :) :)
i was having sooooo much fun with this, that i made a girl version:
and a boy version:
and saved them both as .jpgs, to share with you. i printed mine to fit a 6x6" card base, but you can resize them to your needs. enjoy!
*the adjectives "grungy" and "hybrid" apply to the card; the baby in question is quite clean, and entirely human, i assure you! also very VERY cute, as you can see!!! ♥♥♥
**which works extremely well in my completely ordinary, not-very-expensive inkjet printer, in case you were wondering.
***of course by, "very slightly" you'll have deduced that i mean, "a really REALLY lot!!!" :)