Friday, February 22, 2008

How to Draw and Piece a "Onesie"!

I said I was going to share another froggy card next, but decided it could wait, after my frog paper piecing, I thought I'd share this one first: a bunny dressed as a bouncing baby boy! (Directions on drawing the onesie follow) I used the same DP for the background and my tulips. This time I decided to skip the safety pin and used the bashful blue brads and ticket punch for the corners. I did a white on white mat with my scalloped nestabilities.

For the onesie: first stamp your bunny on white CS and on your DP. Take a pen and make a vertical line across each arm to make a"sleeve". Add a curved line from one side of the neck to the other. Now a diagonal line from hip to bottom on each side for the leg holes (Next time I make a card like this, I would go a little lower with these, this was a bit high in the thigh, but I wasn't throwing away a perfectly good piece of DP to redo it!) Now this last step is optional but makes it more like a onesie than a leotard: draw a horizontal line(slightly curved like his bottom) and three little dots or circles below it to look like snaps. Stamp on your greeting or other image on the onesie front and cut, mount on your white bunny, a perfect fit!! (YES!!)
I think once I find a suitable frame or shadow box, I will frame this to give as a gift instead of leaving it a "card". Sometime they have nice pain white ones at the dollar store, not this week, so I will go check out IKEA. I will come back and post an after pic when the project is "just so", along with a couple other fun ways to dress up a plain frame.

TIP: Remember these small format "cards" ARE art and often warrant a beautiful frame! When you've spent all that time and worked that hard to create something, consider making THAT the GIFT and skip tucking it in an envelope. You can write your message with a permanent marker on the back of the frame (or if you have nice handwriting and a memorable sentiment, perhaps even on the frame's mat. :)
BUNNY PIECING TIP: If you are piecing the whole bunny(an example, with a "twist", to come in a few days!) cut off the whiskers and mount on a pre-stamped bunny(just like my frog tip in previous post)

Still working on getting my blog candy photographed it will be up later this weekend!

12 comments:

Michelle said...

Too cute, might have to case you on this one.. except I'd make it pink.. Check out my blog for the hippy card I just posted. Thanks for sharing your gift..

Michelle said...

Awww.....that is totally adorable!

Lee said...

Fabulous!!! I can't wait to try the piecing technique.....got some ideas brewing!!!! Thanks for sharing such a detailed tutorial!! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve next!!! LOL OH!!! And thankyou, thankyou, thankyou for my wonderful and precious Hippy Mention card!!!! I LOVE IT!!!

Carolyn King said...

Catching up on some awesomeness I have missed...boy oh boy==your cards are so clever.

Playing with my hoppys tonight! woohoo!!!

Cannot wait to show you (but also a bit intimidated now!) lol!
What a cute onsie--I am gonna try this one!

Donna said...

this is TOO cute!!!

tyrymom29 said...

what an awsome card!! Love the idea of the onesie!!! too cute```

Joanne B. said...

you are brilliant my friend! I love this idea!

Susan said...

I just recieved this set and can't wait to play. I am so inspired by this set and all your creations using it. Thanks so much for sharing with all of us.

Vanessa said...

This is really neat. . .can't wait to try it whenever i do get your stamps :)

Shelly said...

This is wonderful, thanks for the tutorial!

Whimsey said...

You rock; too stinking cute!!

Rose Ann said...

That is totally cute!!! Thanks for sharing how you made it!!