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Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Congratulations " It A Boy" Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch # 59

Congratulations "It a Boy!!!"
Good morning and here it is another Wednesday already and we are nearly at the end of July already. Well we are all back to reality in our household the school break is over the boys are back to school and they are into their normal routines, sports and of course homework. Guess who has come down with the flu and not feeling 100% this week yes me!!!
I've had a few questions from some of my Blogger's and Followers how I make my cards with a 3 D effect apart from the usual ways eg, Ribbons, Brads, Buttons, Charms and Flowers just to name a few. I'm finding there are more people that like a tactile feel to cards especially children and older people. Sometimes I use Glass Coat to coat images with if I want shine I use 1 coat if I want thickness I can use up to 6 coats. This really stands out but you do have to be very patient which I'm not sometimes LOL and wait for it to dry between layers. The photo that I have taken above shows how I used a frame to frame my image instead of putting layering behind the image.
  • Firstly I cut the Frame using Nestabilities Oval Scalloped edge and a smaller Classic Oval for the centre to cut out by.
  • I also cut Chip Board and my paper all at the same time through my Cuttlebug so that they were an exact fit on top of each other.
  • I glued the coloured paper to the Chip Board and coloured the edges with either the same colour of the paper with a Copic marker or a grey Copic depending what colour you a using and what colour Copics you have.
  • I cut my image using the same size Classic Oval as to which Scalloped Edge Oval I used. Then you don't see the edges of your image.
  • The frame was then mounted to my image using either Pop Dots, Ezy Dots or Squares or Double Sided Foam Tape depending what you have. I do cut the Pop Dots in half because you don't need the whole size dot. I've tried to take a photo so that you can see them.

I do hope this answers all those questions and helps.

This week we have another wonderful Sketch #59 by our very own talented Arlana, she is amazing with what she creates.

Please grab a cuppa and go over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday
to see what our very Talented Team has come up with this week you won't be disappointed.

The team have gone out of their way with some very exciting cards and this week our

Sponsor is Sally-Ann from

DigiStamp Boutique

Sally-Ann is offering our very lucky winner 10 Free Digi Images.

My Card Recipe:

Card Base: White SU card.
Papers: Craft Creations Blue, Blue Stripes, Blue Gingham.

Image: Thomas in Pram from DigiStamp Boutique.

Colour Medium: Copic Markers, White Gel embossing pen for the hearts and wheels.

Embellishments: Baby Blue Ink for the edges of my image, blue tulle ribbon, blue & white spotty ribbon, pot dots and heart buttons from my stash.

I do hope everyone enjoys the rest of your week and I can't wait to see your entries in at

Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week.



JR Creations said...

Fab card and great idea too Kathie! I've just gotten over the flu but am still sneezing quite a lot and have horrible headaches. Oh well hope you're felling better and enjoyed your hols.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

This is a real cutie!!! I love that image - he is one of my favorites. Love the blue and white. Thanks for the tutorial and hope you feel better soon.

Deanne :)

The Stamper's Touch said...

Hope you feel real better real soon Kathie! Your card is out of this world adorable!!!! I love everything about it! Take care.


Melissa Craig said...

Beautiful card Kathie. The monochromatic look is perfect!!

I'm sorry that I didn't make it to your blog last week - my days just get away from me.

Simple and Sweet said...

Kathie, your card is just darling! I love that sweet little image and the colors are fantastic! You did a fabulous job! I hope you get feeling well soon!

Genevieve said...

Kathie this is just the cutest baby card. The coloring & shading on your image is awesome! I hope you recover from the flu quickly :)

mulberry station said...

Wow Kathie, this is an adorable baby card. I love the white and soft blue together. Your id a fantastic job! Super cute!

Stacy said...

I love this sweet, sweet little boy card! Thanks for the tips, I will have to try this out!

Jeannie said...

What I love most is how the image and the buttons are a much brighter blue that the rest, it really makes the image pop right off the card! Terrific job!

Peace & Luv,

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh Kathie this is a gorgeous card. I love all the bluess and your sweet image colored so beautifully. The added Boy tag just brings the sketch all together.

sweetbloominscraps said...

Well, I am a sucker for baby cards! I looked at this one but thought I had better choose something other than baby this time...but I am glad you did. I always love stripes, checks and dots. So this is a perfect combo for me. Your pram is colors so sweetly...love those tiny buttons and the sweet boy and boy tag. Glad you were able to have a fun ski trip...unforgettable memories with your family!

Arlana said...

Kathie, Your baby card is just so adorable. It just to cute for words. You always just add that right special touch. Have a sweet daY!!!

Heidi said...

Kathie- really sweet card. I love the 3D effect, thanks for the great inspiration (and tips for my own cards!

Jandals are called flip flops in the US. Thanks for the Kiwi language lesson! I think I'll start calling my flip flops Jandals!

mckinkle said...

BEAUTIFUL! Oh he is just adorable! It almost makes me want one, a grandson!

Thelayers are lovely Kathie and I havent seen the frame effect for ages, the colours are really soft and the details are just perfect.

You can really see how much time it has taken to make, what a gorgeous card!

Keryn x

ps, Im off to see the challenge now!

Andrea said...

Your baby card is beautiful.
Thank you for the comments you left on my donkey card for Michelle - the dies I used for the image and mat are Nellie Snellen Easter Round multi dies - I just love the shape of them, and they're my only die for using with images at the moment - so I use them all the time!
Love, Andrea xx

Kelly said...

Ooooh, I just love this card and the pastel colors. The stripes and gingham layers are really fabulous. Love the 3 little heart shaped buttons and the boy tag is so cute!

Monica said...

Hi Kathie,

I came across your blog at Terry's. This card is so sweet - almost edible. Love it.

Happy crafting,