My daughter took this picture of Taylor and me when she was just a couple of weeks old. And even though we know this is not a TRUE smile my daughter snapped the shutter at just the right moment to get this cutie pie look.
And that's me...her Omie!
I did this in a very Clean and Simple way and love the way it turned out. I used Color Core'dinations cardstock that was a very pale green on one side and a darker green on the non textured side (this picture does not do it justice, I swear!) After running a piece of it through my Cuttlebug with 2 different Cuttlebug embossing folders I sanded it to bring the darker green out and give a bit more dimension and texture. I added a bit of ribbon where the two embossed edges met up. The ribbon slide was done with a Spellbinder die and the date was done with some very old rub-ons from Memory Makers.
I love using enlargements in my layouts...especially when the subject (the baby....not me!) is so darned cute! A 4x6 just wouldn't have worked, you know?
Here are a couple of closeups:
The Cuttlebug Spot "Spring is in the Air". (Thanks to Melissa at Created by Sunshine Honeybee for the heads up on this challenge.) I also used my new favorite Hero Arts stamp which I've used in card making and shared here on my blog in the past couple of weeks. I used Ranger embossing powders and Versamark ink as well as a Versamarker pen.