This week's Teapot Tuesday Challenge is a fun one! We're celebrating the birth of fraternal twins born to a sweet couple, Andrea and Erik. They've been married for 19 years and have suffered through miscarriages until finally, at the age of 44, Andrea gave birth to twins. Yay!! Every time I hear a story like this, it makes me smile all the way from my heart. I know quite personally how hard it is to go through a pregnancy after miscarriages, and I know the amazing joy of bringing a child safely into the world after months of waiting and worrying. So I am thrilled to send this card to Erik and Andrea with my very best thoughts and wishes.
I just love this image of a mother cradling her child. The sentiment is a Christmas one, but I think it fits perfectly.
I started by stamping my image and sentiment on Solar White, then used watercolor crayons and brushes lightly dipped in water to color the image. I used the direct-to-paper method to add blue and pink ink to another panel of Solar White and adhered the stamped panel to the inked one. I attached pink and blue patterned papers to a Solar White card base, then added a satiny white ribbon to cover the seam. I attached the stamped piece to the card base to complete the front of the card. I also stamped a sentiment on the inside which reads, "It's the smallest things that fill your heart."
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Thu, Jan 03, 2013 @ 4:33 AM
What an awesome image! I see why you love this....it is so very beautiful......I know this card will bring a smile to our new parents......what a wonderful job you did putting color to this! And don't think I didn't notice the pink and blue.....in honor of one of each! Love this!
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Thu, Jan 03, 2013 @ 10:33 AM
I am positive that this is the sentiment running through both parents' heads right now - lack of sleep or not - this warm and comforting image of a mother and child is one that Andres is finally able to enjoy and I bet this card brings that into her grateful and full heart! Super card!
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