Another commission – it’s nice to have some orders after the Mother’s Day blitz – normally things come to a grinding halt until Father’s Day and then it’s pretty much dead until Christmas…I don’t actually make money on my cards (in that I spend way more on card making supplies than I’ll ever get back selling cards) but the orders give me a focus when I’m in my craft room.

This is a card for a baby boy named Tucker.  I used my newest paper (American Crafts – totally enabled by Lauren Meader – she used it on a project about a week ago and I had to have the paper!)  The colours in the paper are a little different for a baby card which is nice.  There is blue and pink in the paper but the predominant colour in most of the sheets is brown.  I went with a nice dotted paper and felt it was too bright so I sponged just about everything – including the ribbon – with some mustard ink.  Going for a bit of a vintage feel rather than a cutsey look.

The end result: (note this is a larger 6.5X5″ card)

 I was going to put his name on the front but I ended up using a cute little metal “t” and a really nice pacifier charm I had in my stash.  I took a “close up” picture – you can see the “t” on a bit of an angle to the right of the pacifier.

I always find larger cards challenging but now that I have a few bigger stamps from places like High Hopes (where this guy comes from) and Whipper Snapper it does make things a little easier.

Have a great day…I hope to once my Dayquil kicks in!