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Monday, January 20, 2014

Baptism Card

Our church pre-school director asked me to make a card for a baptism - in our church, we have infant baptism, but this is for an 8 year old boy - not as easy for me to do as a baby card.  I hope that I have found something that is suitable.  I am going to add his name at the bottom of the main layer - but I need to verify it before gluing on the letters.
Some information on  making the card:  For the main image layer - I used subtly patterned paper. and stamped (Cross and Blossoms, by Paper Inspirations) in craanberry - I deliberately did not ink evenly. 
 For rhe letters I used LifeStyle Crafts Hello, GoodBye die set.  I cut the letters I needed, then sponged cranberry ink around them - kind of a mask. (At church on Sunday I saw a "slide" that was beautiful, with subtle lettering - that was my inspiration for trying this technique.)
 I will use the same letter style for his name.  The DP layers are from Paper Studio Faith, and the mats are dark cranberry and cream.  The strips are metallic gold stickers.
For an additional distressed look, I am using dull blades in my cutter - just the right amount of rough edges for many of the layers! 
Cuttlebug (die cuts, distressing):
DP layers ((DP has been in my stash for a couple of years):
Embellishments (gold strips):
New (to me) technique - see above:


  1. I love your choice of color and the uneven inking gives such a wonderful feel to the card!! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!!
    Blessings to you!!
    Sally SSW2

  2. Love your sponged letter technique for baptism and the name. Your papers are perfect too! Great job!
    Hugs, Judi

  3. Gorgeous colours and great techniques. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  4. Great work, perfect papers. Thanks for joining us this week.
    Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  5. I am sure he will enjoy this boy card. Perfect. Thank you for dropping by and sharing your inspirational art with us today.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. Very nice, This will be the perfect Baptism card. I am sure he will love it. Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW2

  7. This is stunning Dorothy. Perfect for a young boy's baptism. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


  8. Pretty. Thanks for getting sketchy with us this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
    ~Jo, SSW-DT

  9. Very pretty! Perfect for an 8 year old boy! Thank you for joining us for our DTBST challenge this week at Sassy Studio Designs! HUGS

    SSD DT

  10. Pretty baptism card. Sure he would love it.
    Thanks for joining us at Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge.
    Hugs, Mikha