Saturday, May 16, 2009

Baby Love

Here is a simple card I made with just one image: the onesie! I am really enjoying looking through my favorite printed papers and finding images that would be sweet centered on the front, this little giraffe pair as well as the background paper and distressed cranberry paper for the heart are all from the Basic Grey Sugared pack. I popped the onesie up on top of the Nestabilitie die cut heart, (I really liked the hearts here with those funky heart-shaped leaves in the pattern!) and used my Scor-Bug to create a pierced border, going over with a brown marker to create some faux stitching. TIP: When faux-stitching I try to go off the end of a row at an angle with my pen to make it look like a little stray or snipped thread, this makes it a lot more realistic-looking and less like a drawn box, KWIM?

Base is Old Olive to match the DP, although it looks a little bright here. I used a warm gray Copic to fill in the neck and leg holes for shadows.

Hope your day is sweet!

14 comments:

Casmiles said...

That onsie is precious! Did you stamp the image on background paper - the sizing of the giraffes is perfect! Great card...

Kim Marie said...

Darling! This card may go into my fab five list using this set, Mel!
So sweet!
Kim Marie

reeree62 said...

I just LOVE this! Talk about quick & easy, huh? Thanks for the inspiration!

Anita said...

Cute card!

lisa808 said...

Great card,love the giraffes on the onsie and the heart paper.

Jennie said...

So sweet! Love the faux stitching... Nice way of using scrap pieces of dp for this adorable onesie :o)

Angie said...

Oh my gosh Melanie, this is wonderful. I have this paper and originally bought it to go with your Just So Hippy set, but now I see how it can be used as a shirt! I think I need to try a mommy-tee with this paper!

Paula Laird said...

Oh my gosh, this is fabulous! Maybe I can actually stop hoarding paper now. (Unlikely!) I got my set yesterday and I am so excited to play with it this weekend!
And, seriously, that is the most realistic faux stitching I have EVER seen! I so thought you whipped out a machine and stitched that baby up!

Sandra said...

how sweet! Fooled me, I thought it was stitched!

Sandra

Tanya said...

that really is perfect paper! Wow!

Sankari W. said...

Melanie this is awesome!! What a great way to use the DP - that is awesome!!! LOVE it! and that is a great tip!! You always have such great tips!! and PS - YOU are AMAZING!!! you always ooze inspiration!!!

KellyRae said...

What a perfect combination of patterned paper and your layout...cute cute card.

buggin2stamp said...

This is so cute. I love using the onesie on pattern papers. There are so many cute designs out there to use for cute baby cards.

Vanessa said...

I LOVE this card. . .the colors, the onesie, the paper. . .super cute.