Thursday, July 31, 2008
I made this card following Heather's (http://craftastictimes.blogspot.com/) sketch. It is for my husband's sister. They had been trying to conceive for two years now. And we got the news that my son will have a little playmate in about 9 months! The sketch seemed very quilt-like to me and so I decided to make it a baby quilt. Since we do not know if it will be a boy or a girl alternated 'boy' and 'girl' colors. I thought that sewing along all of the squares would complicate the design, so I just did the blue and green squares (I had blue thread in my machine, which made that an easy decision). I also stitched along the outside of the card. I did turn the sketch on it's side due to a little sewing machine issue. I used some Zips by Therm o web to put the fuzzy rickrack down. I must say, I was super impressed. A lot of times when I put ribbon on my cards I was afraid of it moving, but this stuff is really fantastic if you use ribbon a lot. The mini tag was made with my new (yet retired) Stampin' up set 'A Little Love". I stamped on the cutest scrap of patterned paper and I stamped on a white tag that I sorta freehanded. I cut the little onesie out of the patterned paper and attached it with a pop dot over the onesie on the tag. I loved it so much I took a close up. I'm really quite happy with the way it turned out, but I may love it too much. I don't think I want to give it away!