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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Custom Order - Animal Train Baby Card

So a woman I know is going to be a first time grandmother soon and her daughter doesn't know what she is having. She asked me to make a gender neutral card for the new baby, and she wanted it to be something special to her daughter. I took a good week or week and a half to think of my idea. When I know I want to create something specific based on an idea I take scrap paper and pen and I sketch it out. Once I have it all sketched I can throw away the paper and it's etched in my head. Kind of weird how it works out. I decided to make an Easel card, but I wanted it to be a full 8.5x5.5 for the size of the card. I doubled up some of the paper layers to make this thick and sturdy. I thought an easel card would be nice in case she wants to display it in the baby's room.

This little train of animals I had seen on Momo's blog before. Although I think she might have done three. I thought of the idea to have the giraffe head in the drivers seat, LOL. I love how that turned out. I had wished I could have had three animals trailing the train but there just wasn't room and any smaller and these animals would have cut horribly. I am happy with how this turned out though.

I decided the top corner needed something and I did the little sun from Create a Critter. The ribbon and buttons are just a nice touch. I love what I came up with for the words. I did run the idea and the writing by my customer before making the card and I haven't given it to her yet, so I really hope she loves it as much as I do. This card took me 3 hours from start to finish. Hope you enjoy.


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This came out so pretty! You did an amazing job! She is sure to love it!

*Star said...

I absolutely love this card and the sentiment is just perfect! Tfs and have a great day. :)

Maria Elena said...

This is so cute !!!
Have a great Night ;-)

Sharon said...

It is just beautiful! I'm sure she is going to love it!! Awesome sentiment!! :)