Friday, May 28, 2010

"Charlie" Baby Sign & Tutorial

Who is a Cubbies fan??? I know someone who is...Charlie!! I'm a Cubs fan myself so that made making this sign even more fun! The baseball was made using a Ladle and tinfoil....Curious? If you want to know how it was made, Check out the "Baseball Tutorial."

"Cubs Sign" Tutorial

Wood Plaque
Red, White, and Blue acrylic paint
Black embossing powder
Versamark pen
Mod Podge
Pop Dots (Dimensional glue stickers)
Hot Glue Gun
Red and Blue Cardstock
Lyrical Letters Cartridge

Step 1: Using painters Tape, I taped around the edges. I painted the outside layer ROYAL BLUE, the middle layer RED, and the face of the plaque WHITE (Takes a couple coats of each).

Step 2: While the paint dries cut out the letters.
The letters for "HARLIE" and the "C "were cut from "Lyrical Letters -JUMBO" and I cut off the ends to create a more "baseballish" look. I had to hand draw my own shadow of the letters (Trace the letters slightly larger).

The "CUBS" & "WIN" were also from "Lyrical Letters -JUMBO" and I left the ends on. Again I hand drew my own shadow.

Step 3: The Cubs home jersey is white with blue lines so with my paper trimmer I cut thin lines and glued them on when the plaque was dry. After the lines dried I cut off the edges.

Step 4:
After you have the letters cut and glued onto the "shadow," glue the "HARLIE" onto the plaque. Let dry.

Step 5: Mod Podge the entire plaque using Mod Podge Glossy.

Step 6: The bat was hand drawn and cut out. With my Versamark pen I drew the lines and added black embossing powder and heat embossed it.

-The "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" was a section from the ribbon that I glued on after the Mod Podge dried on the plaque.

Step 7: While the plaque is drying, Mod Podge the "C," the baseball bat, "CUBS," & "WIN" all separately from the plaque. Once the plaque is dry, adhere the "C" and the bat using the dimensional glue stickers or Pop Dots.

Step 8: For the baseball, you will need to check out the "Baseball Tutorial" to make that.

Step 9: For the black lines next to the baseball I again used my Versamark pen and black embossing powder (I first drew in the lines lightly with pencil after the baseball had been adhered to the plaque).

Step 10: With your glue gun, adhere the ribbon onto the backside of the sign.

Step 11: With your hot glue gun, glue on the "CUBS" and the " WIN" in the middle of where the ribbon is on each side.

Step 12: Sing "Go Cubs, Go! Go Cubs, Go! Hey Chicago, what do you say? The Cubs are gonna win today!" LOL!!

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  1. Adorable! would love to have tutorial for my Cubbie Fan.

  2. Love it! I need to know about that baseball though :).


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