Thursday, May 18, 2017

First Communion Wishes

I'm back! Sorry I was MIA this past week, I ended up getting a nasty bug that's been traveling around this neck of the woods. It came fast and hard. Blah! It's been over a week and I still have some congestion and a cough that acts up from time to time. At this point, it's more annoying than anything. A friend of mine's son recently received his First Communion. I thought the color palette of this week's challenge would work nicely for the card I wanted to create for him. 

I adore the cross from the All God's Grace stamp set. I sponged the inset of it with Night of Navy ink instead of using my marker to give it more of a softer touch. I hand cut it out and popped it up on dimensionals. Can you see the lattice work behind it? I cut 1/4" strips of Whisper White card stock and adhered them in a lattice pattern to an oval I die cut. I then cut an additonal oval frame to put on top to cover up the lattice strip edges. I stamped the dove from this stamp set as well to create some visual interest in the background. The greeting is from the Floral Phrases stamp set. The card base is actually only 5 1/4" inches long. That way my word banner could hang off the edge (to the normal 5 1/2" length) but still fit perfectly in the envelope. Just something a little different.

It's a little hard to tell, but I added Wink of Stella all over the cross and the outer oval rim. In person it adds just the right touch of sparkle without it being overwhelming. The rhinestone on the cross finishes it off nicely. We are so happy for you Ryan! Don't forget to check out all the other fabulous creations at Create with Connie and Mary and then play along with us! Happy Stamping!

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