Tuesday, August 15, 2017

# Baby # Baby Boy

Sweet Little Baby of Mine Card with Bonnie Garby

Hi everyone.  Bonnie here from Make Time to Craft today with a pretty card for a baby boy featuring some of the new dies from the Cheery Lynn Designs Vintage collection.
This is one of those cards that I just couldn't get right.  Honestly it almost ended up in the garbage, but I decided to share anyway.  Now I'm not saying it's a disaster, but it just needs 'something' and I couldn't pinpoint what.  And I really did try.  You have no idea how hard I tried!  I think it's a color thing, but I could not resolve it to my satisfaction....
Anyway, I went with it anyway mainly because I love the background I created with the new Vintage Tile die and I wanted to show you how I did it.  I will be using this technique again for sure.

Cheery Lynn Dies used:
B777 Floral Bouquet kit
XM4 Circle
CASO20 Nesting Doll Circle Shapes
CABD-109 Nesting Doll Tags #1

I topped my card off with a pretty bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using Blue Topaz and Royal Blue Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  There is also a piece of Royal Blue Ribbon topped with Baby Feet Multi Grosgrain Ribbon running across the center of the card under the pram.

The flowers were cut, shaped and assembled using pieces from the Floral Bouquet kit and the flower centers are 10mm flat back pearls.  The flowers were added to the card under the pram medallion.

For the card background I created with the Vintage Tile die, I cut four tile pieces out of white cardstock that was backed with Stick It adhesive for ease of adhering it to the card.
Take two pieces and overlap them as shown above matching the center points on the sides.  I do this on a cutting mat so it's easy to have everything properly aligned.  I have used low tack tape to hold the pieces.  
Then I used my acrylic ruler and rotary cutter and cut right through the middle to they will align perfectly.
I used some of the quick drying Designer Dries Clear glue and glued the edges together and then I did this again with the other two pieces.
Then take the two groups of two pieces and align the same way matching the center points on the sides.  Align your ruler through the middle again and cut.
This will give you a large background perfect for a 5-1/2" square card.  I love to find different ways to use my dies to stretch their functionality.  This makes it easier for me to justify my purchase.  
As you can see, it's not perfect, but since it's not my main focal point (at least not the center of it), nobody will ever know.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope I've inspired you to try to find additional ways to use some of your dies.  Happy crafting!






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