On Sunday when I was at Church, I was chatting with Mary,
the lady who looks after the greeting cards which are sold
to raise funds for the church. I gave Mary a bag of my cards,
and she asked if I had any dedication cards.
I told Mary that I didn’t have any but I could make one, and
that’s what today’s card is for. If Mary is happy with this card,
I’ll be happy to make some more so she has a
little supply of them.
As you know, although I decorate the inside of my cards, I don’t
normally write verses, but Mary wanted a biblical quote, and I
used the one from the Hold On To Hope Stamp Set. The only other
request was that she wanted the first one to be a
boy’s card i.e. a blue card!
I’ve used the new Balmy Blue Cardstock (CS), but unfortunately
I my ink pads haven’t arrived, so I used Marina Mist Stamped off
once for the inside of the card. I think it worked out
really quite well!
I created the sentiment on my computer and have saved the
Word document for future use! I die cut the two crosses using
the Cross of Hope Framelits Dies. For the swirly leaves and
flowers I used the Flourish Thinlits which are being
carried forward into the new catalogue!
The sentiment was die cut with the smallest Stitched Shape Ova
l Framelits Die, and layered onto a Layering Oval Scalloped Framelits
Die. I dry-embossed the top Whisper White (CS) layer using the
Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder.
After I’d adhered the flourishes to the card front using Tombow, I
adhered the cross and the sentiment with Dimensionals. I finished
the flourishes by painting over them using my Clear Wink of Stella
Glitter Pen, and my final touch was to add some small Basic Pearls
o the “bobbles” on the flourishes, and a large Basic Pearl in the
centre of the cross.
To finish the inside of the card, I added a layer of Balmy Blue CS,
and a top layer of Whisper White CS. I used my favourite corner stamp,
which is from the Hold on to Hope Stamp Set, using Marina Mist Ink
I’d stamped off once. Finally, still with the same Stamp Set, and the
same ink stamped off once, I stamped the Bible quote in the upper
part of the card so there was room for greeting to be written.
I’m happy how my card tirned out, and later today I’ll find out
if Mary’s happy with it as well. ☺ That’s about it from me
today; until tomorrow, happy carfting.
Geraldine Homenchuk says
Absolutely beautifully done, Jan. What a lovely gift to be able to share. Haven't yet seen the new colour though and don't entirely trust the computer to show it in it's true glory … so looking forward to seeing it someday soon. TFS Mary will be thrilled I'm sure!!
Hi, Geraldine. Balmy Blue is a beautiful shade of blue, a bit darker than what I'd call baby blue. When I first started the baby card I thought it was going to be a bit too dark, but the finished card looks lovely. ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.
That is an awesome card. You could use it for so much more!! I was wondering what font you used for the sentiment inside??
Hi, Dorcas98. I'm pleased you like today's card – thank you! The sentiment inside the card is a stamp from the Hold on to Hope Stamp Set. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Lorraine Turner says
I did wonder what you did with all the cards you make Jan. That is so generous to give them to the church to sell. It is great though when people give us crafters ideas for cards they would like. :O)
Hi, Lorraine. I have the pleasure of making the cards so if the Church can sell them and boost their funds, I think we're all happy! ☺☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Kaye Charles says
Jan that is beautiful, I love the colour, that set is great, so far have used it for an Easter card and a first communion, Will be trying to copy yours as I love it, thanks for sharing