Friday, July 15, 2011

Jane's Doodles {Welcome Baby}

It's my day on the Jane's Doodles Blog and I'm featuring the set Noah's Ark. I used the lion's face without the mane and turned it into a bear! I stamped, coloured and fussy cut five of them and adhered them on to flags to create a fun Welcome Baby banner. After attaching the flags to the cloud background, I used charcoal baker's twine to create little connectors which consist of double knots. They use the same concept shown in THIS post, about twine knot embellishments, except they are two knots side-by-side. Instead of trimming the ends off right against the knot, I left a bit of a fringe. Cute connectors? I think so. ;)

When my son saw this card, he just stared at it. Suddenly, he said, "Mommy! I want ice cream!" I burst out laughing. My husband came over and after a few seconds of absorbing the situation said, "Ah, the power of suggestion." LOL

Have a wonderful Friday! I'll be back this evening with another post.

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft cardstock & 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; SU Cameo Coral cardstock; Jane's Doodles Noah's Ark; Hero Arts Clouds & Friendly Flags; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU Crumb Cake ink; Copics; The Twinery Charcoal baker's twine; Stampin' Dimensionals

32 comments:

dahlhousedesigns said...

I adore your bear banner. Too cute and yes, the twine knot connectors are awesome!

lisa a.

Jennifer said...

SUPER CUTE card Emily!!! I didn't see ice cream at first, but now I do!!! (=

Ujjwal said...

I want ice-cream too :) Super Cute!

Vicky Hayes said...

I'm loving the layered banners that are around at the moment - and yours is cute. As usual your son speaks words of wisdom!

Heather said...

Gorgeous as always! Loving the background clouds, I'm really beginning to 'need' that stamp rather than just wanting it! Oh and I want ice cream now!! (not good considering it's only 7.30 in the morning here!)

Saskia said...

So cute!!!! :)

Jay Gee said...

LOL, now that it's been suggested I see ice cream too!! Super cute card Emily :)

Lynn said...

I'd want ice cream too! I love hearing stories about your little man. Super cute card too!

Erin said...

baaahaaa!!!! That's adorable! Great card Emily the background looks really neat!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is a darling card, Em! So cute that your little guy saw ice cream cones! :)

Lindsey said...

You are just crazy-inventive! Finding a bear in a lion... sounds like a fable or something. Totally cute baby card. That mojo is back!!!

Anni said...

What a cute card! I like the clever use of the stamp! Fabulous!

lynn said...

too cute, emily! i see ice cream, too!

BabyBokChoy said...

It's melted and dripping cuteness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cute!!!!

Lisa said...

Ahhh, to see life thru the eyes of a three year old - Cute story!
Such a neat idea, and what a great way to get the most of your stamps. I have GOT to start thinking differently :)

Cheryl said...

I love the banner on your card! Cute story about your son too - Thank you for sharing.

Scrapcollectr said...

Adorable, as usual, and love the connectors idea. I see ice cream, too. Lol.

Jenny said...

So adorable Emily and I love the Kraft cloud background too. The lion without his main makes a cute little bear and I can totally see where your son was coming from...he takes after you, seeing outside the box :)
Jenny x

Emily Keaton said...

This is super cute, Emily!

Lorraine said...

Oh this is too cute! I love the bear banner and your little connectors!

Jen W. said...

So so cute! They totally look like little bears and I agree with your little man - I want an ice cream too! :)

Trinh said...

Love those connectors & your super cute card, Emily!

Jocelyn said...

Damian is right--they do look like ice cream cones! The little bears are absolutely adorable. I love those connectors--they look really different. I love how you come up with new techniques! :)

Karen B. said...

What a cute card, and I like it when you share snippets into your boys mind!

Meg said...

So cute! I never would have seen a bear in the lion--you are just too clever. I probably would have seen the ice cream, though, because mmmm, ice cream!

Bee's hive said...

So freaking cute! I love it!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

You have got to be kidding me! LOOOOOOOVE that banner! SO SO adorable! YOU are SUPER AMAZING CLEVER!! LOVE:)

Sunghee said...

Heeeheeeheee. so cute! Love the knots, too!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Emily, It's a darling card, I love the banner full of little bears, a little like ice creams too, Hugs Gay xxx

onecraftymama said...

What a fab way to connect the banners - always a challenge for me, and I'm never happy with what I work out. Must try this.
I love the stories you tell about your son. You almost make me miss those days when my kids were younger...almost :)

kasia c. said...

Hee!Hee! This is super cute. Love the little "bear" faces on the bnanner.