Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My version of a Tag Card...

I have really enjoyed seeing all the wonderful tag cards that are floating around in cyberspace. So when Diana asked her DT if someone could craft a card for her new grandson, I thought I just might be able to get it in before the children arrive.

This was a more difficult challenge than I thought it would be, only in the fact that I find it so hard to design cards that are masculine. Everyone knows how much I love the girly embellishments of bows, flowers and ribbon. So after a couple of days of procrastination I got down to business...

So here is my version of the "Tag Card". I don't know where this originated but I first saw it on Claudia Rosa's blog here.

I have used #103 Baseball Edwin and he is available from Diana here.

Here is a close up of Edwin...colored on Cryogen White card stock...

The inside of the card was a decided challenge, so I decided to use my Nesties heart shape to put the baby's name, birthdate and weight on. The bottom of the card uses Sisslets Corner dies so that they can place a photo of the baby behind each corner.

Card Recipe:
Card stock - Cryogen White, Xpedex Brilliant White, SU Brocade Blue
DP - 3 Bugs in a Rug Animal Stackers double sided
Copic Markers:
Skin - E0000,000,00,02,11, R20,22
Hair - Y23, YR14, 24
Hat/Shirt/Shoes - G20,21,24,25 C1,3,5,7,9
Pants - B34,93,95,97 Blender Pen
Button - Stash
Sentiment - The Cutting Cafe
Crafter's Floss - stash
Spellbinder's Nestabilites - Long Rectangles, Long Rectangles Scalloped, Classic Hearts, Scalloped Hearts, Classic Petite Circles, Petite Circles Scalloped
Cuttlebug Corner Dies

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  1. You know what else is cute as a button? This card! Just adorable Barb!!!
    Rene :D

  2. Super cute and all boy fantastic. Love the tag and great colors--he's a real cutie Barb!


  3. That is adorable Barbara! What a great idea! Your work is always so wonderful =)

  4. OMG Barb...this tag card is darling and you colored Edwin to perfection! I love tag cards and I need to try and make one. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Hugs from Indiana,

  5. Fantastic Barb! I love these cards, I'll have to give one a try myself :)

  6. Great coloring Barb. I love the detail in the jeans - very realistic.


  7. HI! Barb, a real cute version of tag card! Love it very much inside out! Nice idea to have inscribed the name, birth date in the little heart!
    Very sweet.
    Hugs. Danielle

  8. I had to laugh Barb when I read you blog. I have the opposite problem. Having only a son I have a terrrible time with girly cards. You did an awesome job on your boy card. LOVE Edwin's jeans! Super, super card!

  9. Hey Barb --- the card turned out really well! Love the colors and the sentiment is wonderful especially with that cute button. Very nice!
    Hugs, Sandy

  10. Fabulous card, Barb!! I love the papers, and Edwin is so adorable!! Your coloring is alway perfect and the inside is gorgeous! Love how you put the stats in the heart! You're so creative! Diana is going to love it!
    hugs, Sharon

  11. Adorable!! That Edwin is so cute. Love the way it all came together. Hope you warm up soon. We are suppose to be in the 50's by the weekend. Wahoo...heat wave!

  12. 'lil handsome...that's what this Edwin is! Colored so adorably! She'll love it Barb!
    Pam Going Postal

  13. Barb this is so cute, I love the fresh colors you chose and it looks great. Stay warm.

  14. How perfect for a baby boy. Adorable card, the colors are so perfect!
    Sue S.

  15. Wonderful tag card, Barb! That Edwin is so cute, and you've coloured him perfectly!

  16. Oh Barb,
    Diana will be thrilled with your tag card!
    You picked great papers and such a cute little Edwin :o)
    I can't get over your colouring - just look at those wrinkles in his jeans!! Fantastic!!
    Love the inside too - too cute.
    Hugs, Candy

  17. Your version of tag card is totally beautiful Barb. love the little corners inside and all these scallops cuts are so cute!! Love it :o)

  18. WOW!! BFF your coloring has grown in leaps and bounds and the shading on his jeans is just sublime! the sentiment and the button in the centre is just perfect for a boy, well done!

  19. Hi Barb,
    Your boy is very cute,
    a real cool card for a baby boy!
    Bye Mascha

  20. It's beautifull Barb !

    Hugs Monique

  21. Beautiful beautiful BEAUTIFUL!!!

    greetings, Mandy

  22. Barb, I just love this! The colors and coloring are perfect with the papers!
    You always do such beautiful work!!

  23. oooh, Barb,
    I likie! I think I may have to try this tag card. THanks for sharing.
    Blessings girlfriend,

  24. What an adorable card Barb, definitely a great one for a little it!

  25. Hi Barb, Wow you really created a beauty here. Edwin is adorable and colored to perfection. Great details too!!! Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  26. So cute Barbara!!! Your coloring came out just gorgeous, those folds in the jeans look awesome!!
    Tracy V

  27. Barb this is so cute and a great idea for when my cousin has her baby boy in March!!! I love the birth details in the heart and the section for the photo is awesome!!! Wow!!!



  28. Wow, Barb, this is just too adorable!! You did an awesome job for Diana, she will just flip!! Your coloring is, as always, perfection, but man,those jeans are super!!!! Wonderful, wonderful card!!!!!!

  29. Barb, this is adorable! I really, really love the colors. The paper is fantastic. Your image is perfect in every way. It is just so beautiful and Diana will just love it! What a sweet treasure to make, give, and receive!

    Chris Christensen

  30. Oh Barb he's perfect! I love the shoes need to remember that one :)

  31. Very cute, adorable card for Diana's grandson!
    Hugs, Cami

  32. Love it! Great boy card!

  33. Well, let me say this, you done good girl!!!!! Great job on a masculine card, you colored Edwin to perfection!!! And I saw Claudia's card as well and have been itching to make one as well... So thanks for the inspiration


  34. Great tag card for the baby boy
    your coloring as always is beautiful
    Hugs Linda

  35. Oh this is really CUTE! Love the tag shape and this little Edwin is sweet! Beautiful coloring Barb! I'm sure Diana loved it! big hugs, Angela

  36. This is just adorable Barb!!! I love this sweet image and your coloring is always gorgeous!!
    I just moved to Central Texas (Waco) and I can't believe how cold it is!!!
    Have a great week-end!

  37. What a beautiful and cherished keepsake this will be! Great job!!

  38. Oh Barb, this is fabulous. I'm glad to see Edwin every now and then. I'm guilty of putting him on the back burner and only bring him out only when I absolutely have to...LOL. And I'm a flower person!!! Love the colour scheme of your card. Your colouring is superb--love those jeans. Terrific idea to make a space for a photo of the little tyke. Diana is going to be so delighted with this card.


  39. Its so BOY! I love it! Fantastic coloring!

  40. Hey Barb...I bet you're up to your ears in getting your house ready for the children's arrival! Let me say, you nailed this little boy card!! I really love this little Edwin...and your DPs and perfect!! I know what you mean...girlie girl cards are so much easier for me too!! Have a great weekend...better get some sleep!! hehehe! Pat Frank

  41. Barb this is just to cute ! I love this image of Edwin and how sweet of you to make this for the new little man. Awesome as always

  42. Hi Barb!
    I am so far behind in my comments. Love this tag card. It is gorgeous. He is such a sweet boy our Edwin.
    you colored him fantastically. Love the papers you have used. It all matches so perfectly.
    Hugs Maz
    P.S. Thanks for the directions for this card.

  43. Boy oh Boby So, so cute Barb! I seriously LOVE the way you colored Edwin! Your project is darling! I also just wanted you to know I'll be thinking about you and all the excitement and fun you'll have going on soon! You're an amazing woman!


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