My sister just recently had her second child. Another girl! I'm a very proud uncle even though I haven't met her yet. I won't be able to meet her until Christmas unless I get home before then. With the price of airplane tickets, it's not looking likely. We shall see. Anyway, I made my sister a Congratulations card. Check out the details below.
The card is 5"x7". I took a piece of pastel purple Recollections cardstock and trimmed it to be 10"x7". I used my Martha Stewart score board and scored it at the 5" mark. The yellow frame came from Recollections paper and the Elegant Edges cartridge. I cut it at 4.5". I cut the baby from the Baby Steps cartridge at 4" and pieced everything together. I used a "congratulations" stamp sentiment from My Pink Stamper and the back of the card had a "Made Just For You By:" stamp sentiment from My Creative Time. I pop-dotted the flower and cheeks of the baby to add dimension. I also took a fine-tip marker and drew "stitching" on the frame of the card. I thought this one turned out really well!! I always forget to add stitching as it adds that little extra umph to it. :)
To be honest with you all, before I had used the pop dots I figured it needed something. Not remembering I had "cat eye's" ink pads, I tried to use a large ink pad to shade the borders of the baby. This didn't turn out so well so I tried to fix it and brushed the ink pad over the baby in general. To be honest when I lifted the ink pad, I got really scared! I hope you aren't as scared as I was. This also made me chuckle and I wanted to show you a picture of something I COULD NOT send my sister. A while back there was a company that asked to send in a picture of your craft projects gone bad. This would have been one of them! Eeeek!
Then I turned it over to try again and it just got worse! See for yourself. Oy vey!