Slugs and snails and puppy dog tails

That's what little boys are made of!

This card is for the Practical Scrappers White Core/ Colour Core Cardstock Challenge.  I have used some Cordinations blue core cardstock.  All I did was create my overalls shape and then roughly fold and bend the card randomly.  This left little peaks in the card that I could sand over.  Sanding removes the top layer of the card and the bottom lighter colour shows through.  I then sanded some of the flat card to create "wear marks" on the little overalls, it also shows the texture of the card more.  I did the same with the little pocket and then sewed around both.  The pocket is attached with 3D foam dots.

Once the overalls were complete I made a little shirt to go underneith.  I love making little clothes from paper, and used to create Tracerkins and Paperkins all the time.

Because this is a boys card, I added some rope (twine), a frog, some bunny brads and a cute little penny turtle in the pocket which is a pre-coloured digital image from Doodle Pantry.
I tucked the little turtle in the pocket so it looks like it's climbing out.  The twine was gently teased at the end and sewn to the overalls with a couple of stitches.  For the sewing around the edges of the overalls I made sure they were tiny stitches to look more realistic.
The little frog is a 3D sticker and the dirty marks on the overalls is Sparkly Fluff - grey.
I haven't added a sentiment yet as I don't know who or what the card is for, but it'll be easy to add when I need to.


Especially_For_You said...

This is such an adorable card - I love it! :)


Michele and Josee' said...

This is fabulous!!!!! I am a new follower :-)

Patti P. said...

oh my Sarah, this is one of the most fabulous absolutely everything about it. Tfs and the inspiration.


Glenda Atkins said...

Adorable card, love it, lots of creativity going on here. Wonderful!!

The Scrappy Cottage said...

How very sweet is this. Love the frog. I see some nice changes to your blog while I was away for the summer. Looks great....

Tricia said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!

Ria said...

What a beauty! It looked so real, the creases, the smudges of dirt and even the pocket turtle and laso... So cute!

Ria C

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