Yesterday I spent quite a long time cardmaking! I’ve now made forty-eight swaps; if I can make another forty-eight I’ll be very happy! I also made a card to share with you today, and I’ve used two products I haven’t used previously, I think! The first product is the container of red, green and gold Jingle Bells (149598), as well as the amazingly soft Real Red Curly Ribbon (150426). Personally I think it’s more a cord than a ribbon but whatever the name is, it’s definitely amazingly soft!
I started the card by threading two gold bells onto the twisted ribbon because if that didn’t work, I’d have to come up with a different design idea! It was very easy to get the bells on the ribbon by using a needle threader! I chose to use this particular picture from the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper (DSP). In my mind’s eye, I could see and hear the sleigh with the horses with bells fitted to their bridles/harnesses (?)
I die-cut the picture using the largest Stitched Shapes Oval Die and layered it onto a Real Red Cardstock (CS) scalloped oval which I’d die-cut using the Layering Ovals Dies. Because the ribbon is rather thick, it was going to be necessary to mount the Very Vanilla CS and stripey DSP on Dimensionals once I had attached the ribbon! I don’t particularly like these layers on Dimensionals, but I wanted to use the ribbon!
I stamped my favourite small sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS, using Delicata Golden Glitz Ink. I punched the sentiment out using the Classic Label Punch. To pop the sentiment and the image up, I used Dimensionals. The gold bells and ink created a break in an otherwise all-red card, and I added a little bit more by adding three Golden Glitter Enamel Dots – three in the lower left-hand side, and three in the lower right-hand side!
Inside the card I added a layer of Very Vanilla CS, and then I die-cut a picture of four children playing from the Toile Tidings DSP. Very unusually for me, I used a square die from the Stitched Shapes Die. My final touch inside the card was to paint over the snow areas using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. The final step on the front of the card was to add some Dazzling Diamonds to the snow areas. I never put any glitter like Dazzling Diamonds inside my cards, but I don’t know why!
When hubby came home from work yesterday he said he was disappointed when he read my blog earlier in the day. When I asked him why he said he was hoping to see photographs of my baptism! I also had one of my followers on Facebook yesterday asked if there were any photographs. I asked Hubby for photographs of my testimonial and baptism only.
There’s only one decent photograph of me giving my testimonial, and although you can see I’m smiling, half my face is hidden by the microphone. In the other photographs of me giving my testimonial, I look like a rabbit caught in car headlights! LOL! I’m happy to show you my three baptism photographs. It goes without saying that I only know what my Church says about the three steps of the actual baptism. It may be universal, but I’ll explain, in my own very simplified way.
As we go down into the water sin in our lives die – death. When we go down under the water, our old life of sin is buried – burial. When we are raised out of the water, we are resurrected to a new life – resurrected.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these four photographs from my amazing day. Yesterday I was still feeling very much on a high! It’s a lovely feeling and long may it continue! That’s about it from me today! I look forward to being back with you tomorrow, and in the meantime, happy crafting.
Products used for this project: please click on any link to be taken to my 24/7 online Stampin’ Up! shop. Thank you. xx