Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Circles for a Sweet Baby and Water Water Everywhere!

My dear friend Aminah, whom I've known since she was in college and was Michael's babysitter, and her husband Nate had a baby on the best date of this year, 09-09-09. (How cool is that!) Their sweet little girl's name is Miriam Hope, and she's quite a cutie! I'd love to cuddle with this baby and sit on the couch with her mama, but I live 800 miles away from this dear family, so the best way I can celebrate with them is to send them a card.

When I spoke with Aminah before she had the baby (they didn't find out the sex!), I casually inquired about the colors of the nursery. She said brown, green, and orange. Soothing earth tones. Love 'em! When I received Miriam's birth announcement, there she was, laying on a blanket that had circles in the pattern. I LOVE CIRCLES.

So, I got out all my circle punches this afternoon--1.75", 1 3/8", 1.25", 1", .75", and .5"--and started making circles in Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie (perfect for a little punkin!), and Old Olive. I layered them all on Very Vanilla to create a one of a kind background. Perfect!

Then I started playing with an idea that I'd visualized in my head. It involved chipboard frames--3 of them to symbolize Mommy, Daddy, and Baby. I inked them up in Chocolate Chip with my reinker and a sponge dauber and set them aside to dry. What sentiment to use? It needed to be small, so I pulled out a retired set of sayings from the Hostess line and came upon "it's a girl". Classic and to the point.

The final product has several more layers and measures roughly 4.25"x6ish". I mounted everything on some natural cardstock I'd bought at a chain craft store (it was surprisingly thin and flimsy but served the purpose) and it's ready to be mailed! I hope they like it. It was made "just for them".

1 comment:

paperpotter said...

Jenn,
I love this look! The circles punched off center is really great! I should make that a part of my next card. Celia