Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

First Holy Communion

Hello, friends and crafters!  This is the time of year for First Communion and Graduation events.  Here are the cards I made for my friend's grandchildren who received their first holy communion.  I made the young boy's card a little different so as to differentiate from the girls' cards.

I wanted an image of a chalice on the front of the card but could not find any chalice dies.  I found a template on line and created the chalice from GKD Pure Luxury white card stock. I added an embossed edge to the chalice using a die from Crafter's Companion Opulent Swirls and a gold cross from Sassy Stamps Lacey Eyelet Border #2. The wheat heads were die cut from a Cheery Lynn die and the grapes from a Frantic Stamper die These were put aside to work on my front panel and layers.

For the girls' cards I cut the oval using Spellbinders Elegant Ovals.  While still in the die I sponged around the oval using Memento Summer Sky ink. For the boy's focal panel I used a die from Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles and also sponged around the perimeter using the same ink. The sentiment was computer generated on all 3 cards.

The embossed layer on the girls' cards was created with a Couture Creations Tied Together EF. The base card was made using GKD Pure Luxury white card stock and the blue layer is from Stampin' Up Spring Rain card stock.

The cards were then assembled using foam layers on the focal panel to give the die cut images some dimension. This completed my project. 

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1 comment:

Verna Angerhofer said...

They are all so well designed and beautiful.