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:


Sally Dube said...

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

sweetbloominscraps said...

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

Kimbo said...

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

Heide said...

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

Carole Robb Bisson said...

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

mulberry station said...

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

Linda Anderson said...

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


Joanna said...

Pretty. Thanks for getting sketchy with us this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

Kim Kelley said...

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


Mikha Adriani said...

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