Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Make it rainbow


A card I made for Baby Edith when she was new-born. I wanted to make a colorful and gender-neutral card. I'm against putting labels on people. Why are all the cards for babies either pink (for girls) or blue (for boys)? Because too many people have been socially constructed to believe that girls like pink by some unexplainable reason.

I was a mentor for a boy earlier this year. His favorite color was pink. And he was ashamed to admit it. Society shames our children. Society shames our children to not be who they are. That must stop. Now. 

I realize I'm culturally influenced.  Nowadays we have a gender-neutral pronoun, which is hen (lol hen). So, this card isn't just celebrating Edith but all the "hens" out there.

Card recipe:
Baby sentiment comes from a magazine ad
Baby comes from a wrapping paper
Chipboard Spring & Summer- Fieldhouse: American Crafts 
Paper with spots/dots: Panduro 
Paper with hearts: Just Jaimee
Paper in the circle: Just Jaimee  
Paper for the star: Just Jaimee
Ribbons: From clothes (you know the ribbons that come with clothes?)
Snail: from a magazine ad

I would love to join the following challenges:
Kitty Bee Designs: Aloha Friday - Babies
Lia Stampz: For baby
Lisa Somerville: Oh baby
PollyCraft Challenge 6: For kids  
Stampin Royalty's challenge: Patterned Paper 
Oldie but a Goodie Challenge: Spots and stripes (the paper with spots is so old that I don't remember what it's named, but I know it was purchased at Panduro at least one year ago). 
Top Tip Tuesday: Tip (Most clothing stores have ribbon/strings on clothes to make it easier hanging them on the hanger. My tip is to NOT just cut and throw away the ribbon. Cut and save the ribbon for card-making. The colorful strings/ribbons on my card come from different H&M clothes.)

Finally, I would like to share a funny anecdote. My little sister works at a day-care center, and has met some really peculiar children. One day a 3-year-old girl loudly declared that she will soon become a big brother. She also said that she can be a boy if she wants to. That was a child who was gender-blind as some people would call it. AND I wonder if most children aren't gender-blind before we (as in society) tell them how they are supposed to be like.

10 comments:

  1. Love the colorful card! The images are fantastic! Thanks for sharing with us at Incy Wincy Designs!
    Jackie :)

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  2. Love this card, so bright and cheerful and I am total agreement with you re the pink / blue - good on you Hugs Mimi xx

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  3. So many pretty colours! Thank you for joining us at Lia Stampz! :o)

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  4. Beautiful work. Great use of the patterned paper. I'm so glad you joined us at Stampin' Royalty this week!

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  5. I love the bright colours you have used. Thanks so much for playing at Pollycraft :)

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  6. What a great card and such pretty papers. Thanks for joining us this week for "Babies."

    Karal for Kitty Bee Designs Team
    My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

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  7. Wow!! Love this powerful bright card. Beautiful design and love idea with ribbons.
    Many thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie` “Spots and Stripes” Challenge and we hope to see you again.
    Hugs
    Natali

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  8. Great card Wiola! It certainly is gender neutral and very colourful. Thanks for sharing it with us at Lia Stampz!

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  9. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at Lia Stampz!

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  10. Hahaha love your sister's story, and your tip is great (I confess I do that too as those ribbons just get in the way when you wear clothes!).
    Fab card honey.
    Thanks for joining in with us for our ‘Paper Piecing’ challenge at Top Tip Tuesday
    Annette
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

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