The birth of our first granddaughter and the end of January inspired this Baby Dumpling tag card. First, we gather our tools and supplies.
ð Crop-A-Dile (3/16” hole)
ð Craft Sponge
ð Martha Stewart Scoreboard
ð 2 Fiskars tearing rulers
ð Corner Rounder
ð Zutter Round-It-All
ð Recollections Adhesive Dots
ð Recollections Valentine’s Pink cardstock (5 ½” x 2 ¾”)
ð Green Cardstock (2 ½” x 3 12”)
ð Recollections Adhesive Tape
ð Prismacolor Pencils:
o Blush Pink (PC 928)
o Pink (PC 929)
o Process Red (PC 994)
o Light Peach (PC 927)
o Black (PC 935)
o Cream (PC 914)
o Yellow Ochre (PC 942)
o Burnt Ochre (PC 943)
o Dark Brown (PC 946)
o Sienna Brown (PC 945)
o Light Cerulean Blue (PC 904)
o Cool Grey (PC 1066)
o Indigo Blue (PC 901)
ð One piece of double-sided printed cardstock. Mine came from a K&Company Studio K Double-Sided Scrapbook pad.
ð CTMH Hollyhock Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2128)
ð SparkleNSprinkle Snow White flocking power
I start this project by printing out my favorite Baby Dumpling characters and accessories from Digital Delights by Louby Lou. In my case, I printed out Little Dumpling, Little Dumpling Accessories, Little Dumpling in Bunny Slippers and Little Dumpling Pram. I set the width at 2 ½” and let the height adjust itself to the width.
Next, I took my printed cardstock and I scored it at 6 inches both horizontally and vertically. After the cardstock was scored, I folded the scored piece until it measured 6” x 12” folded. I then folded one side of the cardstock to the middle and repeated the same on the other so I had four equal panels. I set the folded cardstock aside and returned to my Baby Dumpling images.
Using my Prismacolor pencils, I laid in the colors below and blended them using a baby-oil soaked felt square and a blending stump. Once the tip of the blending stump is wet, blend the colors you’ve laid in by gently rubbing your oil-filled stump in a circular motion on the colors you wanted blended. Lay in your colors and blend using the images below. I started with I started with Dumpling Bear.
Once all the coloring and blended were finished, I took my liquid glass and added drops of liquid glass on the bottom of the pram and in the highlights of the eyes. With a Zig 2-way glue pen, I colored the slippers and then sprinkled flocking powder on the bunny slippers. I also cut the colored bow for all three Little Dumplings and adhered each with a glue dot. After they dried, I trimmed each piece of art to its smallest size without damaging the picture. I set them aside to prepare the tags.
I cut four (4) 5 ½” x 2 ¾” pieces of pink cardstock, punched a 3/16” hole in the top center of each with my Crop-a-dile and rounded the top corners with my Zutter Round-It-All. Then I cut four (4) 2 ½” x 3 ½: green squares and rounded all four corners. Finally, using a craft sponge, I inked the tag, rectangle and card edges with CTMH Hollyhock inks.
To finish the card, I glued the Dumpling characters ¼” from the bottom of each card panel. Then, using my Fiskars tearing rulers, I tore the edges until I was happy with the effect. Because Dumpling in Pram is so much shorter than the others, I folded a portion of the front cardstock over and glued it to just the top of the pram art.
With double-sided, red 1/8” tape, secure the two outside folds to the card, leaving the inside folds open Next, I embellished with pink faux pearls on the fold over piece, the pram wheels, and the bunny pajamas. I attached ribbon from my stash and glued one 1 ¼” x 2 ¾” inch picture of my practically perfect grandbaby girl to each tag. Now I have to send it to my mother-in-law in Springfield, Oregon. But that’s okay. I can always make another one!
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