In the end it didn't come out in anyway shape or form as I'd planned over the weeks. I lost count of the chopping and changing I made - the original idea was, by now, long gone out the window! Anyway here is the card that greeted him this morning:
Black, Ivory Leather Effect and the Gold Pearlised cards all from PayPer Box
Patterned Card from Trimcraft 6x6" Serenity Pad
Spellbinders Nestabilities Radiant Rectangles
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Arched Elegance
Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK w/Stamps - Hello, Jillibean Soup by Hampton Art
Sizzix Framelits Stamps - Hello, Jillibean Soup by Hampton Art
Black from the 3 colour Ink Pad Tsukineko Brilliance Pad, Tiramisu
By the time I finished John's card I was on a roll and decided to make something else.
Earlier in the week, whilst out with my friend, we were looking in the window of a rather pricey Gift Shop which had opened recently. It was there we saw a couple of handmade cards for a new baby which were in a "onesie" shape. They were made in brown Kraft Card, which had been very roughly cut out (you could see lots of what looked like jagged scissor marks) and then stamped with a sentiment. I couldn't see a price on them but going by the rest of the prices in the shop, they were unlikely to be cheap!
So at 0200hrs this morning, I decided to see if I could do better. I made up a template from a piece of UK A6 (US A2?) sized card using a ruler and a small circle die (it came from the free gift I received when I signed up to Tonic Gold). Once complete I used the template to trace around a tent folded A6 card and came up with this, the collar/bib was cut from a Spellbinders D-Lites Love Locket border die:
I'll have another try later to see if I can refine the design a bit more.
White Pearlised and Aqua Spotty card from PayPer Box
Spellbinders D-Lites Love Locket (cut down to form bib/collar)
Tonic Circle die (from their freebie Tonic Gold die) to form neck & leg holes.
Pearls tinted using Promarkers and the "Charming" sentiment came from my craft stash both originally came from Home Bargains.