Thursday, July 2, 2009
Riley's memory tin
Tonight I have pictures for you of my latest baby memory tin which I was asked to make for a coworker to give to her friend. The colors were to be green and blue and the theme is giraffes. I peaked at the bedding the mother had chosen by looking at a link on the web and I think I got a pretty good match as the bedding has various colored stripes. I have just now finished the tin and will be delivering it tomorrow - hope Jill loves what I did. When I begin to make a tin, I never know exactly what it will look like in the end - I start with a general idea and the particulars evolve as the tin is constructed. I really like this one!! The only stamping is the spots on the giraffes which I did with a narrow sponge dauber on a stick. The letters are from the retired Stampin' Up! collection but I did not stamp them on this paper. Instead, I stamped them on scrap paper, then cut them out and traced them onto colored cardstock. After I finished the front letter, I layered it on a darker cardstock and hand cut it slightly larger. The grass is a sizzix die cut and the smallest giraffes are also die cuts. The medium and large giraffes were made by enlarging the dies on a copier and cutting them out and tracing them onto cardstock. The tree is a sizzix die cut and the leaves are a Stampin' Up! /Sizzix die. The clouds are actually a long sizzix mountain die stuck on upside down.
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