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.
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.