Friday, November 9, 2012

A Stroller Card with Little Bo Peep!

Good morning my sweet friends.  Another week has quickly gone by, and I feel that I haven't accomplished everything that I'd like to.  Sometimes life can be quite overwhelming, but thank God they don't last forever!

Last Friday we celebrated our youngest son's birthday.  He requested homemade pizza, so I took out my recipe which uses my beloved Vitamix.  Oh this appliance does quick work of mixing the dough.  I've used it many times and each time, the pizza crust turns out great!  My oldest son is the pizza chef :D  He makes the best toppings!  So between the two of us and double chocolate cake, we had a mouth watering celebration :D

Although far from being a baby, my youngest son IS the baby.  I do have a soft spot for baby things.  Do I want one?  Heck no!  But you gotta admit, the sweet smell of baby powder and the super cute baby 'everything' makes one smile!!!  So when I first saw this oh-so-adorable image by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD, I knew that I wanted to create a baby card.  As I strolled (hee hee) through my Silhouette files, I came across this sweet stroller - perfect!


I altered the single cut file into a card by mirroring it and placing perforations in the center to make it easier to fold.  I also cut out two more singles which I adhered one on top and one on the bottom of the card both for stability and also so I could emboss just the top layer.


Peek-a-boo!!!  The inside reveals Little Bo Peep by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD which I colored with copic markers (ShinHans HERE) and accented with Art Anthology Gelate in Splashed (Dimensional Gel Paint).  If you look at the wheels of the stroller, you'll see the clear sparkle and texture which I applied with a sponge dauber.

Papers are from Lost and Found Market Street by My Mind's Eye (lots of other fabulous paper HERE) which I used for the inside of the card.  I altered the cut file to cut only the top, then bottom portion of the stroller so I didn't have to cut out the entire image twice with the dp.


I've used a Cuttlebug embossing folder, but you can find a similar embossing folder HERE or HERE.  The cute li'l sheep and butterfly is also a Silhouette file which I cut out with my Cameo and pieced together with my Quickie Glue Pen.  Everything else was adhered with my fave ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever!

Before I took the pieces off the cutting mat, I colored them using copic markers.  I've found that doing this not only saves paper, but also time because I can decide the colors as needed and match to whatever color scheme I'm using.

A pink rhinestone on each end of the stroller and one on the butterfly give this card a little extra bling, while the buttons tied with white Scrapper's floss add charm!

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11 comments:

Kathi said...

Yikes! This is sensational! I love everything about it.

Bo Peep is adorable in that stroller and is colored beautifully.

I'm really wowed by your card engineering.

Linda said...

Ohhhh what a lovely card, it's so sweet
hugs Linda

Melissa said...

OMGoodness, that is sooo cute, love how you made the little girl in the inside, creative!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Super cute, Love it.

Sandra H said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww soooooooooo beautiful is this lovely embossed folder used and the pink buttons on the wheels bring it all together and not forgetting that fabulous image too totally stunning and wonderful papers so nice that you maybe sharing them....lol xx

Amanda R said...

Lori that is so darn cute! What a wonderful idea for a card or even an invitation to a shower or a birth announcement. Awesome idea and your coloring is pretty darn sweet too!

Danni said...

Very creative! super sweet and darling!

HappyCrafter said...

This is such a cool card! I am just waiting for my silhouette to arrive, and just love seeing great ideas like this--though now I will have to figure out how to do it LOL! This is so creative, thank you for sharing the ideas.

Patricia St Martin said...

Lori, OMGoodness!!! Your stroller card is just the most sweetest card and EB image is so darling sitting their and the lamb on the outside is perfect with having the lamb on the inside. Have I said your coloring is just stunning. This is just adorable...
Hugs, Patricia

Teresa said...

It's lovely that stroller! It's a very sweet!! Have a beautiful day!

Mary Lou said...

Omg this is unbelievably clever!!!
Hugs

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