Sunday, May 28, 2017
Baby Boy - Shower Gift - Yellow Duckie
I created a watercolor background with Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Faded Jeans, a bit of turquoise liquid acrylic ink and a couple of scribbles of Not Quite Navy watercolor crayon. The color was applied to a acrylic sheet and spritzed with water. I laid my 4x6 card stock into it and pulled it away. It curled but when left to dry it flattened again. Once dry, it was cut to 4.00 x 5.25 inches and adhered to the navy card front.
I found a clipart image of a yellow duckie which I printed and then cut with a smooth oval from the Spellbinder Nestabilities set. I then cut a scalloped oval a medium blue card stock with the corresponding oval. This was adhered to the card front with 3D foam tape.
I printed a greeting in navy and yellow and fussy cut the banner with scissors. It was adhered with 3D foam tape.
Books are my go to gift for babies. I hope that books will always part of our culture. I think parents reading to babies is valuable time spent.
You will notice a theme of yellow ducklings in this gift.
This is a great book with a nice plasticized cover so it can handle sticky fingers and it is easily wiped clean.
The illustration in the book is wonderful and the colors are lovely.
It is a yellow good quality metal frame with a brilliant blue mat and a coordinating yellow mat.
I designed the information layer to fit in the 4.75 x 6 inch opening in the mat. It was printed on white card stock and adhered behind the mat.
I hope it holds a place in his room for years to come. I did similar item for his dad when he was born years ago. It makes a nice keepsake.