Baptismal cross

Friday, February 27, 2015

Dear friends of mine baptised their first born not too long ago and I wanted to make a special card for them befitting of the important occasion.

The top panel floats above the card and thus is raised up over the vellum with the crosses on it.  I stamped my cross stamp on the FRONT of the vellum in Versamark then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Then on the BACK of the vellum I coloured in the crosses using my Stampin' Write Marker pens.  I adhered this to the main card with sticky tape.

I stamped my sentiment onto the front panel in matching ink and popped them up with Stampin' Dimensionals. Et voila! A versatile card that can be used for so many occasions, most especially a boy's baptism (I also made a pink one for girls).


Super big thanks to Lisa Adessa for the idea.  Take a look at the card on her blog which gave me the inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Happy and Wonderful

Sunday, February 01, 2015

A while ago one of my fellow crafters sent me the "Fabulous Florets stamp set" (now retired) as a gift.  She had been given it by another stamper and felt that as she didn't use it any more she'd pass it on as a gift also.  So one day, when I don't think I'll use it anymore, I am going to do the same.  How lovely to pass on the love!  Thanks so much Laura!

Here are a couple of cards I used with it.  The first is in Blackberry Bliss (ink and cardstock).  I stamped the background foliage twice to give the lighter look.  You'll also notice I fussy cut the main flower and two leaves and popped them up on dimensionals and added a couple of pearls.

And don't you just love it when you can stamp up the envelope to match?  Makes me happy!

This second card is made in Island Indigo (ink and cardstock).  I don't know about you, but I can never have enough thank you cards to hand so I always try and keep a good stockpile.

Shout out to Debbie whose card I CASED today.

Just a quick post today.  I am working on some fabulous projects that I cannot wait to show you.  But you will have to be patient, there's still a bit of work to be done until they are finished.  

Thanks for stopping by today.