My Church is very small congregation-wise and when I was baptised last November I was the first in the last five years! Just under four months later, this coming Sunday we have another member of the congregation being baptised. One of the big advantages of being part of a small Church is that it hasn’t taken long to get to know everybody. Knowing what Nicola will be going through on Sunday fills me with excitement! I will never forget 3rd November 2019!
This is the best reason to be making a Baptism card. When I’m making cards for personal use, I do use retired products if they suit my needs. The retired stamp set I used is Blessed By God and I used the verse for the inside: MAY THE BLESSINGS OF BAPTISM BE WITH YOU ALWAYS. The other stamp set I used is the current Hold On To Hope. I used the banner sentiment GOD IS LOVE, the flowery scroll and the decorative page corner.
I decided to make an all-Whisper White card with Smokey Slate Ink for the stamping. I already had the sheet of die-cut lace which I’d created for a project but never used it. It had been die-cut using the Stitched Lace Die and I trimmed it down to the correct size for a top layer making sure I kept the lace design centred. I think this is one of those things that doesn’t get noticed when they are centred but stick out like a sore thumb if they’re not! LOL!
I started with a middle layer of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) and adhered the lace top layer on the top of it. Next, I adhered the two layers onto a Whisper White CS card base. I created the cross by die-cutting seven crosses using the Thick Whisper White CS; you can just as easily use our regular Whisper White CS because the height difference won’t be noticeable!
Next, I took a small scrap of Whisper White CS and stamped the flowery scroll in the centre. I die-cut the image using the no. 4 oval die from the Stitched Shapes Dies and then I placed the cross die in the middle of the oval making sure it was straight! Then I adhered the die-cut cross with a partial scroll pattern on it on top of the stack of seven.
After I had adhered the scalloped oval and the stitched oval together I adhered it on the lacy layer near the top of the card! Next, I adhered the stacked crosses back into the hole where I had die-cut the cross with the image on it – this made the stamped scroll look complete again. I repeated the stacking for the banner sentiment GOD IS LOVE. Using the Thick Whisper White CS I stamped one sentiment, die-cut it and die-cut seven more banners!
After I had adhered all seven layers together, I added the stamped image on top. I adhered the banner under the cross image at what I consider to be a good angle and also in a good position so it keeps my card looking very balanced! To complete the front of the card, I added a very small pearl in the centre of each flower and one either end of the sentiment. I used my favourite corner stamp on the top layer that I’d adhered inside earlier.
My last bit of stamping was the sentiment in the centre of the top layer. I’m exceptionally pleased with how this card turned out! I’m sure Nicola will be pleased, too! That’s it from me today. I hope you have a super weekend and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting.
Cardstock Layer Sizes: (A4) Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8” First layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½” Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: (Letter-size) Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼” First layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼” Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
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