Thursday, June 21, 2012

Birth Plate by Jamie G

Files Used: Tiny Cloud by Olivia Myers 0337
Materials: 8.5 plain white plate, repositionable vinyl, ColorBox fluid chalk inkpad

Making a lasting present for someone else that they will cherish is why I love crafting so much!! What parent wouldn't LOVE something that takes the birth of their child and memorializes it for all to see?! For this project I made a birth plate for a couple of dear friends honoring their son.

In Funtime I started with creating a circle that is the same size as the plate that I'm using. Then I created another circle to "show" me where the border of the the plate is. These circles are strictly for guidance and I didn't cut them.

Using the true type font Disney Print, I started by typing out "Colin William" and then fit the text to the inside of the outside circle using this great tutorial by Jules. After I finished playing with the spacing, I added an outline to it. I applied his name to the plate using transfer tape, this made it easier to keep the integrity of the spacing and the arc. With the same technique, I typed out Colin's birthday, August 18, 2010, and applied it to the plate.
For the weight, length, and time I used the true type font Disney Simple and added an outline to it.

The beautiful diecut, Tiny Cloud by Olivia Myers 0337, is made using different color vinyl and layering them as you would with paper. For the cloud, I used ocean ColorBox fluid chalk inkpad to shade the outside and blended it using my finger.

An easy gift for any new parent that they will love!! And according to this article, July, August, and September are popular months for birthdays. :o)

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