Sunday, May 6, 2012

Two Little Ones

Inspiration

Good morning! Here's a card I made for a coworker who was recently blessed with twins - a boy and a girl! The card design is called a "Double Twisted Easel", which fits twins just perfectly. I found the tutorial on Card Making Magic. It's really quite easy, but looks impressive - and it folds flat to mail!

I used these sweet images from Mo's Digital Pencil - I'm really beginning to enjoy digital images - cheap, resize-able, and NO storage issues. And this artist gives you lots of options to choose from - these images came with straight hair, curly hair, or bald. I'm entering this card in this week's challenge on Mo's Digital Challenge Blog - it is "anything goes" with one of Mo's images.

TwoLittleOnes

Ingredients

Note: Finished card size: 4" x 8"

Stamps

Baby Boy s - with straight, wispy hair (Maurie J. Manning)
Baby Girl s - with straight, wispy hair (Maurie J. Manning)

Paper

Soft Suede(SU!)8" x 8", and
4" x 4" (2 pieces), and
3" 4 1/2"
Dotted Lines (DCWV)3 7/8" x 7 7/8", and
5" x5" (2 pieces)
Regal Rose5" x5", and
3" x3"
Marina Mist5" x5", and
3" x3"
Vintage Cream8 1/2" x 11"

Ink

Printed on Epson RX620 printer

Accessories

Scalloped Hearts Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Hearts Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Petite Scalloped ovals - Large Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Petite Ovals - Small - Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Classic Circle - Large Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
COPIC Markers (Imagination International)
SPICA Glitter Pen (Imagination International)
3-D foam squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
ATG (3M)
Scor-Pal
Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)

Instructions

DoubleTwistedEaselTemplate

BASE CARD and MATS

Start with a 8" x 8" piece of brown card stock, score across the card at 4" and at 90 degrees to the score line, cut at 4" into the scored line. Mount a 3 7/8" x 7 7/8" of designer paper on the uncut side of the card.

On the two 4" x 4" corners of the base card, score diagonally as shown in the template. Fold them inward toward the patterned mat. Adhere a 4" x 4" square of brown card stock to each of the two folded corners. This creates the base.

SENTIMENT

I printed the sentiment on cream paper using Microsoft Word (changing the text color to brown) and the same Epson printer - I found the text on a quotations website - unfortunately, I didn't save the URL. You can use your favorite baby stamp or quotation. After printing, use an petite oval die to cut/emboss the sentiment. Cut/emboss a brown card stock petite scalloped oval to mat the sentiment. Mount onto the designer paper on the card base in the center, using foam squares. This provides a "stop" to allow the easels to stand up.

IMAGES

Resize the image to about 2 1/2" in height. Print the images in black ink on cream paper. Trim each one with a little margin - it's much easier than trying to "fussy cut" these! Color with COPIC markers - I used these colors:

  • Skin: E000, E02, R20
  • Hair: E53, E55
  • Dress: RV10, RV11, RV13
  • Bracelet: Spica blossom
  • Suit: B32, B34, Y13, Y21

FINAL ASSEMBLY

Cut/emboss scalloped hearts in blue and pink card stock. Cut/emboss 2 plain hearts using matching patterned paper. Mount these patterned hearts onto the scalloped hearts, and adhere them to the two brown squares.

Cut/emboss 2" circles in blue and pink card stock. Mount the blue circle on the blue scalloped hearts, and the pink circle on the other heart.

Mount the baby images onto the hearts using foam squares.

Thanks for stopping by!

Orange_Green

8 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Lisa, this is wonderful! I love the images and your coloring is just perfect as always! Love the card design and will be going to check out the specifics on it. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Elaine L. said...

What a great idea for twins! I love the hearts behind the images, and your coloring is wonderful!
Thanks for joining us in Mo's Challenge.

Carla S. said...

This is adorable, Lisa Lynne! I love the double easel design and the sweet babies! The hearts are perfect! Thanks for joining us for Mo's Challenge this week!

Joey said...

Oh my gosh this is totally adorable, stunning job! I love this idea for twins. Joey xx

Alina said...

it's a very pretty card, Lisa Lynne, thank you for joining us at Mo's Challenge!
hugs, Alina

Pat said...

Hi Lisa Lynne! Wowzers! I think double easel cards are such fun! I've never made one...thanks for the tutorial. I'll try one soon! yay!! And I totally agree w/the digi images! Once I started using them, I was a goner! hehe! Plus Mo creates so many new digis...love em!! So glad you joined us this week at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank

Laura said...

Absolutely stunning card! A double easel is perfect for twins!! I agree with digi-images too, I'm going to be downloading some of Mo's goodies soon!
Laura xx

hlm said...

What an amazing card! Love your COPICS coloring of the babies!

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