Saturday, 4 July 2015

Adoption Box Card

Hello Friends,

Last Sunday I shared a new sentiment with you. I created it for a card to celebrate the adoption of a 3-year-old boy. The parents had been two years into the process before they were finally able to hold their new son in their arms so I wanted to make this very special. I chose to make a surprise box card without the surprise because this one does not fold flat. It had a gift bag of its own.
I thought this vintage image from Sweetly Scrapped was almost perfect for this card. I used my water colour pencils to darken the skin and hair and then it was perfect. The teddy is an embellishment I made from a handmade mold (I used a pin and silicone putty) and then painted with a mixture of gold mica powder and varnish. I had the wooden teddy in my stash and the "Oh Boy" is a Pink Paislee sticker.
The treasure chest is a handmade embellishment made from a Boss Cut die. I have a few of these for sale if anyone is interested. $1.75 for two, plus postage. Each is different so I can send you pics.
The verse I created for this special occasion. If you didn't get it last Sunday, you can pick it up here.
I decorated the side flaps with more sunflowers (3 in all) and die cut leaves.
And I couldn't resist decorating the back of the box too.
The crow image and sentiment set is a Tickell Expressions original.You can pick it up here.
I get very excited when people adopt. It is something my husband and I always dreamed of, but circumstances prevented us from doing so. Instead, we took children of friends on special outings, babysat for friends, made balloon animals for neighbourhood children, sponsored children in Third World countries; now we run a weekly children's program at our church. We couldn't adopt them into our home so we adopted them into our hearts. Our lives are rich and full because of it.

Thanks for visiting my blog today. If you are an American, I wish you a wonderful July 4th holiday.

Hugs & smiles,
Teresa

Challenges:
Fussy & Fancy challenge - fancy folds
The Outlawz Paper ala Mode - anything goes
Card & Scrap - anything goes
Card Mania - anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - use digi
Crafting Muskateers - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's - use patterned paper
Crafty Time Challenges - use punches or dies
Creative Craft Cottage - three of a kind (3 sunflowers)
Digi Galore - Summer/Bright

14 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

This is so beautiful, and I so love how this child is being welcomed, it makes me feel good! Hugs, Valerie

Anne Bente said...

wawwww så super flot ♥

10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

knuzzzz ♥

Tone K. said...

Ohhh so cute and adorable ! :)
That little boy kissing the little teddybear....sooooo cute :)
Great colors too ! :)
Thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy ! :)

Jytte said...

OOiii... what a sweet card!!

Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.

Jytte, DT :)

Penny said...

Such a fantastic gift--really beautifully designed and so full of love! I am sure your recipients were thrilled to receive this! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Karon said...

This is so adorable and what a wonderful gift card to give! TFS

Angela Hoynes said...

What a beautiful gift, absolutely lovely xx

Lozzy T said...

Beautiful, what a lovely gift and a lovely reason for making your box card...Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy and hope to see you next time..Hugs Lozzy x DT

Anet van Zyl said...

Gorgeous pop-up card Teresa. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DT x

cass said...

Precious card. Wonderful papers. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

Katya said...

Beautiful creation. I loved reading on how the card was inspired and love that you colored the baby image to match the actual baby. Congrats to the parents and their adopted baby. :) Also, thanks for sharing and playing with us at Digi Galore.

Katya Bess
Digi Galore DT
http://www.kattyxotica.blogspot.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/Kattyxotica/videos

Christine Harrop said...

This is wonderful!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Time! Like you my husband and I were unable to adopt although we would have loved to! However, my sister and her husband were successful and so we "share" her wonderful son! Only joking of course, but we do have a special relationship! Hugs Christine xx

Wendy Russell said...

Fabulous project. Thanks for entering Crafts Galore Encore Challenge ATG. Wendy (DT).xx

Kerrie Brown said...

Awww such A gorgeous Project i love the soft colours and the pop up box is so fun - such a lovely make for such a special occasion

Thank you so much for entering the Crafting Musketeer's Challenge

Krafty Hugs xx
Kerrie (crafting musketeers DT)
http://kerrie-kraftyfilofax-girl.blogspot.co.uk/