Tuesday 3 July 2012

Baby Feet from hands!

Today I thought I would share with you a neat trick that I learnt years ago, that just requires a bit of ink or paint to create a Baby foot.  I also thought this idea would be perfect for this week's CAS-ual Friday challenge HERE, using two circles!

This is how you make a print of a baby's foot, curl your hand into a fist and ink the side (I used Tsukineko Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue ink for this)  as below, then stamp onto card.

I then inked my little finger and added toes, voila your baby foot emerges!

 Once this was finished I then cut a circle using Spellbinders nesting circles and a corresponding frame from 'Clear Skies' 10-001mix and match cardstock (this card is a perfect match for Tsukineko's Blue Sky Brillance ink), stamped the sentiment onto another circle using Penny Black's 'Kate' upper case 20-005 and lower case 20-006 .

This was then mounted onto a panel of card stamped with 'Allover Pattern' 40-109 using Brilliance ink.   To finish off the panel was mounted onto a 'Clear Skies' 10-001card blank and Baby blue liquid pearls and twine used to accent.

I just love how the baby foot has a skin like texture using this method.

Thank you for visiting me today and for taking the time to leave such encouraging comments, they really mean a lot to me.

Hugs Cathy


shirley-bee said...

Ah, I remember that (the technique and my kids' tiny feet!) Great card, I think I'll get inky and have a go.

Dotty Jo said...

How clever! Gorgeous, Jo x

Paula (PEP) said...

Absolutely super - adds a completely different dimension to inky fingers.
"Why are your fingers so inky?"
"I've been making baby feet"
Sorry - couldn't resist it.
Your post just made me chuckle & I love your use of the background stamp.
Paula (PEP)

Annette Allen said...

aww too cute..

Barb said...

So darn cute, Cathy! When we were kids, my sisters and I used to make this imprint on the foggy card windows. Love the way your card turned out! :)

Lynn said...

What a great idea on how to make the baby footprint! So cute! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Virginia L. said...

LOVE your "foot print"--ingenious idea, Cathy!! You almost had me "fooled" if you didn't share your tips :) Awesome design as always! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Deb said...

What an awesome tip to make baby feet! TFS! I love how you used 2 circles for your card! Simply fabulous! Thanks for playing along this week at CAS-ual Fridays!