Monday, June 20, 2011

{a baby card.}

I needed to make a baby card to go along with the baby blanket I made last week {blogged about here}.

My sister is having a baby shower at her house, for her daughter-in-law, Rachel, this Sunday. Rachel and my nephew Jimmy are having a baby boy this fall. So exciting!! :)

The baby blanket dog fabric was my inspiration for this card. {Sidenote: I can't help but refer to this blanket as the "doggie blanket". It prompts memories of when my own boys first started talking..."dada", "mama", "doggie" were their first words. They both used our yellow lab to pull themselves up to standing positions and he was also a very handy pillow when they needed a little rest.}

Back to the card ~ the first thing I did was cut the ears from brown felt. I knew I wanted big, floppy ears and hoped my idea for attaching them to the back of the card and folding them over would work. {Worth mentioning is Aleene's quick dry tacky glue. This glue can be used with felt as it dries clear and flexible and does not leave any mark on the felt.} I also machine stitched around the edges of the dog's ears.

For the base of the card, I simply used a circle shape for the dog's head and then a trapezoid for the base. A jillibean die cut was layered with a punched heart, doodlebug letter stickers and a jo-ann fabs button w/dmc. I hand drew the eyes on white cs, inked them w/creamy brown color box ink and then added dark brown french knots. The dog's nose was also hand cut and inked. Then I added some straight stitches to complete his face.

The inside of this card is finished with jillibean pps as well.

I'm sending this card to Paige at the create blog. We'll see if it makes it into the animal shaped card gallery this week.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hope you're having a nice summer day. It was a beauty here today!!! :) :)

hugs, patti


Aimee K said...

OMGosh Patti! That has to be the cutest baby card I have ever seen!!

~jan said...

Make it into the gallery? You're kidding right? This will be the first card she shows! It is SO stinking cute, Patti! The perfect card for the perfect blanket! So sweet. Jimmy & Rachel are sure to love it. :)

gottaluvboyz said...

Dear goodness is this all kinds of cuteness!!!!

Bev said...

OMG this is too stinkin' cute..
sure hope things are good with you dear friend,
hugs Bevie

JanR said...

This is way too cute, especially those ears!

mustangkayla said...

Too stinkin cute and creative! Everything about it is just perfect!

Diana Fisher said...

Oh my goodness, this is adorable!! :)

Mel said...

SUper cute Patti. I have 3 words for you...submit, submit, submit!! I can totally see this published somewhere.
Hope you are having a good week my friend:)

suzARTe said...

This is such a cute card Patti, I love everything about it, the floppy ears are so clever.this card has the wow factor all round.I am sure we will see this card in the CARDS gallery

thanks so much for entering my giveaway and hope you will enter more of your work

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Cuuuuute card!! Love it!