Today’s card was inspired by a beautiful gift tag made by Nancy Novak. She shared a photograph of her tag on the demos Facebook group, Demonstrator’s Planning Place. As soon as I saw Nancy’s tag, I contacted her to ask if I could CASE it. Although I wasn’t exactly sure how I wanted my card to look, I did know I wanted rays of light shining out around the Church! (Nancy’s website is www.stampinshout.com).
I used Daffodil Delight, and Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (DSP), which is the same as Nancy used. My Easter cards are nearly always yellow, and I think it’s because daffodils are always around at Easter! I die cut the Church using one of the dies in the Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies. To get the cardstock backing for the Church, I used the negative from the die cut Church, and drew round the inside. After that it was quite easy to trim it to size.
I looked through my stamp sets to find a stamp I could use for the rays of light. Luckily, I found what I was looking for in the Pocketful of Sunshine Stamp Set, which is a photopolymer set – it couldn’t have been better! Next I took two wooden sprigs from the Frames Elements (in the Annual Catalogue page 199), and pressed them into Whisper White Craft Ink. As the White Craft Ink takes some time to dry, I used my Heat Tool to speed it up!
I found the Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper star in my remnants bag, and adhered it to hide the join. It would have been better to have had a fussy cut image of the dove from the His Grace Stamp Set. I tried fussy cutting one but it was far too small and fiddly for me, and I gave up! The sentiment is also from His Grace. The final step on the outside of the card was to paint the Church and the two wooden elements in Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. As usual, it isn’t showing up in the photographs but it looks brilliant in real life! Inside the card I adhered a layer of Daffodil Delight Cardstock, and then a layer of Whisper White. I decorated the bottom right-hand corner by stamping the dove.
That’s about it from me today. Untiltomorrow, happy crafting.
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