Saturday, October 25, 2008

Bless You -- Laura's Sketch #11



When I saw Laura's sketch this week, I knew just what I wanted to do with it. My hubby's mom and grandma made the most beautiful dress for Eliza's baby blessing, and I wanted to create a special thank you card that would pick up some of the beautiful details from the dress. I rotated the sketch 90 degrees for this card. The lace is from Fancy Pants, and I sewed it to the card with the same ribbon used on the dress. The stamped image is a Tilda from Magnolia, which I colored with Prismas and Gamsol, then raised up on pop dots. The background is embossed with the Cuttlebug. The sentiment was what killed me on this card -- I didn't want to cover up any of the lace, and there wasn't too much room that wasn't covered with embossing. I tried a couple different stamped sentiments and rub-ons on various colors of paper but couldn't find anything I liked. "Thanks" and even "Thank you" just didn't seem like enough for the hours of work they both put into the dress. So I hit upon "Bless You!" and wrote it in myself. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!

And here is a picture of my little angel in the dress that inspired the card!

8 comments:

Sonia Kertznus said...

You did wonderful on this card Tomi, bet they will love it... and Eliza's dress is BEAUTIFUL! :) Sonia.

Laura Davis said...

Awwww this is darling and so is your sweet little peanut!
Laura

Amber said...

Beautiful card and your baby girl is precious. Love your blog and projects, you are very creative:)

Martha de Haan said...

What a cute card! And what a lovely baby girl.
Martha

Natalie said...

Gorgeous card...love how you were inspired by the dress that was made with love!!! And with your handwriting you should be designing stamps:)

carolann said...

This is stunning hun well done xxxxxx

michelle said...

What a beautiful dress perfect for your little princess !!Eliza is absolutely gorgeous !! I love your card it turned out beautifully and your handwriting looks like a stamp !!

Nikki said...

OH, so very beautiful! Both baby and card! ;p