I’m also excited to share the project I made for this week’s sketch challenge. Kim Ryden created a super-simple and super-clean sketch for CYCI47, so I happily embraced its simplicity.
From the moment I saw this sketch, I knew I wanted to make something with a baby’s onesie. Why? I don’t know. It was the first thing that jumped into my head, so I went with it. Here’s my card:
- Pairing images. Like I mentioned in the opening of this blog post, I wanted to make a Christmas onesie. With the onesie from Something for Baby in hand, I searched through all of my stamp sets for the perfect “applique” to add to the outfit. I searched and searched – and found this adorable snowman hiding in White Christmas – perfect! Sometimes it takes a little searching. After I cropped the onesie with my Baby’s First Framelits, I glued it to a piece of Lost Lagoon cardstock and then carefully snipped around the edges to create a border. I stamped the snowman directly on the outfit and again on a scrap piece of Whisper White – snipped the snowman and glued him directly on top of the stamped image (so I didn’t have to snip out his arms).
- A Literal Interpretation. While I was searching for the onesie image, I came across this sentiment in Project Life Holiday Cheer. I know it’s a literal use of this sentiment (the song is such a grown-up song), but I thought it worked perfectly here.
- Washi Fringe. If I didn’t point this out, you might have passed over the washi tape element all-in-all. I was happy with how this turned out – I taped a piece of washi tape to the edge of a scrap piece of cardstock. I then taped the same tape across the back (sticky side to sticky side). With my fringe scissors, I created a fringe (go figure!). That wasn’t petite enough, so I snipped in between each cut with my Paper Snips. The resulting fringe is delicate looking but really sturdy. I love this effect.
Stamp Sets: Something for Baby, White Christmas, Project Life Holiday Cheer Papers: Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Whisper White, All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper Inks: Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Stampin’ Write Makers (Lost Lagoon, Pumpkin Pie) Accessories: Baby’s First Framelits, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, 1-3/8″ Circle punch, All Is Calm Designer Washi Tape, Fringe Scissors, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you will stop by the Can You Case It blog to check out the great projects by the other design team members.
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