Friday, September 11, 2009
A Cute Edwin
Another cute Edwin from Magnolia. I just don't make too many boy cards so I am trying to branch out a bit here! This one just seemed so "all boy" to me when I saw the lizard and since Edwin looks so much like my son and he had the lizard on his shoulders (which my son is begging for) I had to get him :) Now this is the fun part, that set that has the two dogs in my last two posts has other pets in it including a lizard! So I used it to stamp the background on this card too. The ribbon slide is actually from a pendant die from Spellbinders, all I had to do was snip two little pieces and here it is! I also inked the areas that are supposed to be embossed on it, I have so much trouble getting my Cuttlebug to emboss these dies. I bought the mats for it from them, follow the directions but it won't go through. Hmmm another call to Spellbinders perhaps?
So now how to embellish a boy card? No flowers here LOL! Or lace borders either so I used the fence punch from Martha Stewart and I had a Cuttlebug die of the pinwheel so that is less flower-like and then brown buttons did the trick. It's not real fancy but I am happy with it :) Oh and the designer paper is Basic Grey.