Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Lizard card for Fia


I was touched by Pam's post about a little girl named Sophia who loves lizards and the color pink. I'm hoping this card will help her smile while dealing with acute lymphocytic leukemia.

At first I thought I would keep the entire lizard raised with adhesive foam dots, but realized the toes are easily damaged. So I glued the bottom portions and applied the foam dots along the top edge only. Belatedly, I realized the pink lizard would stand out better against the light pink background if it had some stamp ink rubbed on the edge. Luckily I was still able to do that along the top.

I think it's fun when a card can be interactive. Going through the mail may flatten out these leaves, but she'll be able to fluff them up again herself.


If you ever struggle with centering items while it's wet with glue, this is what I do. Cut a "jig" out of scrap paper. The screen shot above is what I cut - it's the bottom portion of the overall layout. You don't need the entire layout, just a portion for positioning.

Place the green shape on the 5x7 card, lining up the corners, and adhere with removable tape. Glue the light pink background down. Then place the pink jig on top of your newly glued background and adhere with removable tape. Now you can glue the letters without worrying about spacing.

Hope this tip helps you!

Cecelia

8 comments:

  1. really beautiful, am sure it will bring a smile to Sophia's face !! have a good day, Cecelia !!

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    1. Thank you Suman! I think I smiled just as much making it for her.
      Cecelia

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  2. What a cute card. I am sure she will love it. Like your idea about the jig.....

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    1. Thanks Four11Lady! I hope you give it a try. It saves me so much guesswork while the glue is drying in my hands.
      Cecelia

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  3. Just adorable! I'm sure Sophia will enjoy her new lizard friend and it was so nice of you to make it for her.

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    1. Thanks Ann! I love it when I'm inspired to make things for others - it unlocks something within that doesn't happen any other way.
      Cecelia

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  4. That tip about making a jig to glue down letters is WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD. Thanks for sharing it as well as this adorable card.

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    1. Hi Keeral, THANK YOU! You made my day today! I'm happy to hear you like my tip and card! :D
      Cecelia

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