Showing posts with label Baptism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Baptism. Show all posts

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Quirky Crafts Challenge - #1 Dad and a Baptism Shirt

I'm excited today to be a Guest Designer for the Quirky Crafts Challenge.  I was chosen after winning 3rd place in their May 10th Challenge.
The Cutting Cafe is sponsoring this fortnight's challenge - The Challenge is Quirky Shirts or Shoes - and the design team was sent some fun cut files to use.  Today, I used the Shirt and Tie cutting file to make a Father's Day card in the shape of a tie.  I simply printed the cut files, laid them over my papers and cut them out.  I used a fun harlequin paper for the tie, backed on a black cardstock base .  The #1 Dad sentiment comes with the Shirt and Tie file.
Here's what I put on the inside.  This is a sentiment from another cutting file called High Heeled Shoes (I'll be back next Sunday posting my shoe!)
And because the card base is black,  I added a white rectangle cut with a Nestability on the back to write a message to the recipient!
 I also made a Shirt and Tie card.  I used Snow Cap Linen Cardstock for this  - the white on white made me think of a baby boy's Baptism suit - so I added a Baptism stamped sentiment.  I popped up the pieces on foam dots to add dimension.
 
So I hope you will check out the newest challenge - Quirky Shirt or Shoes -  over at Quirky Crafts Challenge and join in!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Stamping after Raking

I spent two hours this morning raking up all the leaves, branches and other debris left on our lawn from this never ending winter!  I was out early (8:30 am) and it was in the 40's and sunny and the birds were singing - and I was getting good exercise - so I was happy to be out there - I always feel good when the yard looks nicely 'combed'!  By the time I decided to stop and come in before I dropped dead - the sky had clouded over and a few hours later it began to rain.

So, to reward myself for my hard work - I spent the rest of the morning and afternoon in my craft room (Yay!) trying to get some challenges done before the deadlines.  I made 5 cards - two that I will share today.

Someone at work asked me if I could make a boy Christening card for them.  I only have one set of stamps with sentiments specifically for Baptism -  Special Blessings from Stampin' Up - so those are the stamps I used.  The blue papers are Bazzill and Coredinations so there is a nice texture on both and I embossed the white panel.
My design was inspired by this weeks Freshly Made Sketch 
Sketches are SO helpful to jump start my creative process.  Sometimes I just don't know where to start and a Sketch shows me how.
My 2nd card is a Get Well card.  I used water color paper for the top panel so it has nice texture as does the colored papers I used for the flowers and stem.
I die cut a Nestability square out of the front panel, popped that frame panel up on the card base with foam tape, then layered my die cut pieces on the cut out and adhered that inside the frame.  My stamps and dies are Petals 'N Posies from Reverse Confetti.  I love how the little dot centers look when you just stamp them on the background - like splatter only controlled!! LOL!! (when I 'splatter' it usually doesn't do what I want it to do!)
I'm entering this card in 3 challenges:

House of Cards - add a button
 Reverse Confetti  March Color Challenge - Yellow, Green and Navy

Baptism Card
Stamps:  Special Blessings - SU
Paper:  white - PTI, dark blue - Coredinations, light blue - Bazzill
Ink:  Watering Can - Archival
Accessories:  Spring Rain Saddle Stitched Ribbon - PTI, Caribben Blend sequins - Avery Elle, Square Lattice Embossing Folder - SU, tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, word window punch - SU, foam dots, ScorTape.

Wishing You Well
Stamps:  Petals 'N Posies - Reverse Confetti
Paper:  White - PTI, water color white - Ranger, Green - Coredinations, butter yellow - Bazzill Basics, blue - Prismatics
Ink:  Ranger Distress Mustard Seed and Chipped Sapphire
Accessories:  dies - Petals 'N Posies - Reverse Confetti, square Nestability, foam dots, Glue N Seal - Ranger, vintage button - PTI


Monday, November 5, 2012

On Mila's Baptism Day!

My beautiful little grand niece, Mila, was Christened a week ago and, of course, Aunt Julia had to make a special card to mark the occasion!
 I found this beautiful digital image through a posting by Daizy-Mae on Split Coast.  It's a digital image from Beccys Place.  Like Daizy -  I printed the image twice, cut out the dress from one and layered it over the first printing.  I colored the image with Copics.  The sentiment is from Special Blessings by Stampin' Up.(I think it's been retired)

Here's what I stamped on the inside of the card using stamps from Bitty Baby Blessings and Everyday Blessings from Papertrey Ink.
Here is Mila (pronounced Mee-la) with her Mum, Dad and Godparents being made Christ's own.



And here she is chillin' out at home celebrating her 2nd month (couldn't you just eat her up!?!)

This is the engraved frame I gave Mila along with her card.


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 I've given these frames to all the babies in my family so far.  It has all the birth information engraved on it - a wonderful keepsake for them.  I got it at Things Remembered at the Mall.

Thanks for indulging me today!

Stamps: On Your Baptism day from Special Blessings - Stampin' Up, Christening Dress Digital Image - Beccys Place, inside - Babies are bits of stardust from Bitty Baby Blessings, cross from Every Day Blessings - PTI
Paper:  Fabriano Card, Express It white blending card stock, Soft Stone - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  rhinestones - Kaiser, foam tape, Copics: Y35, YR07, T6, C6, N6, BG10, R00, E35, Oval and scallop edge oval Nestabilities.