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Boy Oh Boy!

Boy Oh Boy - Front
Boy Oh Boy!
This card was commissioned by a coworker who needed a baby card.  In my stash I only had baby girl cards in stock from the last time someone wanted a card, so I needed to set out and make one instead of relying on my stash!

I sketched this card before pulling out any supplies.  The theme needed to be overall a celebratory one, so i sketched in some banners and other bits and pieces like twine, to give it a "present" and "celebration" type of look.

Needing to use up some of the supplies from my most recent haul, I turned to the American Crafts Neapolitan paper pad. Corners were rounded first and mounted on white cardstock.  It didn't seem right - so I rounded the cards corners as well as penned in stitching lines.

The main accent piece or title was done with watercolors on watercolor paper.  My watercolors haven't been getting much love so I decided to make a custom piece in which to write this title.  The aqua and yelow blended really well to make a sunny sky with clouds!

Boy Oh Boy - Inside
Boy Oh Boy - Inside
Overall, I'm very pleased with how it came out.  If I were to change anything, it would probably be to pop up the front title piece on dimensional adhesive and leave the washi tape out.  However, the washi tape was new and I thought I would add a little "love" to the front of the card...

Because the inside is a bit snarky!  The fun really begins on the inside with a tongue and cheek sentiment "Let the Fun Begin!"  This was a perfect sentiment because the parents are FIRST TIME parents - the fun will really begin for them both in a rewarding sense and everything that comes with having a new baby.


Materials:
American Crafts Neapolitan 6x6 paper pad
Divine Twine in Aqua
MME Fiddlesticks Stamps
Teal TPC Clearly Better Ink
Sakura Micron Sepia pens
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Winsor & Newton Watercolors
Arches Watercolor Paper
Washi Tape in Hearts and Clouds





Hope you enjoy and thanks for reading!


Nichole Parker



9 comments:

  1. wow, I love this!! so cute those flags!!

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    1. Thanks! I have so many collected bits of banners and stamps - time to start using them :)

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  2. Oh that's adorable! LOVE the cloud washi tape; it goes perfectly with your watercolor title!

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    1. Thank you! I was very unsure of the watercoloring at first, and my handwriting is bleh...
      But I think I could have made it more unsteady and more sketchy.

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  3. So adorable!
    Clouds and washi tape. <3
    I just love the "let the fun begin" inside as well.

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  4. Oh I love this cute card! The cloud is adorable and the soft colors are perfect!

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  5. The washi tape is perfect! Nice card.

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  6. What an adorable card! TFS!

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  7. Great card, and perfect for a little one! Love Penny

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