Friday, October 3, 2008

An Eco-Friendly Card

Can you tell this is a card? So I'm going to a friend from HS's shower tomorrow and it has an eco-friendly theme (along with the baby theme, of course!) So I wanted to make a card from myself and a friend that would have some other use after the shower to go along with the gift we are giving her. I had remembered seeing this blog entry on the CLASSroom and this frame and this entry on Carole (wonderful designer from CHF' s blog) and thought it would be something that would work for my "card". The CLASSroom is one of my recent discoveries and I love checking in to see the new tutorials. It is such a wonderful site to learn about new techniques, projects and so many other papercrafting things. It seems like it is basically the educational arm of Ellen Hutson's business (who is seriously an amazing crafter - you gotta see what she can do!). And the site is even cooler because she has a bunch of other crafters who regularly contribute to the blog as well. So the projects are pretty varied, but of such amazing quality all the same.
Anyway, so I made my version of the picture frame. I changed it up a bit from that project, b/c I needed to make sure they could take out my card and put in a pic of their baby when he or she was born. So I made it so that you could slip in the pic on top in between the two chipboard coasters, vs. adhering the pic permanently to the nestie circle. I also colored on the pumpkin with prismas/gamsol to try and give it a little more dimension. Working on that shadowing and highlighting to achieve more depth...
Deets: Stamps: CHF Fall Silhouettes, Four Square; Paper: Wild Asparagus pp, SU Pumpkin Pie, PTI White; Ink: Adirondack Latte, VersaMagic Tea Leaves and Pumpkin Spice; Other: Thin chipboard coasters, Dimensionals, Prismas/Gamsol (on pumpkin), SU button, Nesties Petite Circles, clear sheets, magnet strips.

1 comment:

StamperSharon said...

OMGoodness, what an adorable idea this is for a new baby's parents!! You did a wonderful job with your frame!