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Rubber Art Stamping & Card Making.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

First Holy Communion

 On my WOYWW post, I had a part made card in the background, which used one of those glittered medallion crosses I'd made. The Stamp is by Creative Expressions, called Large Kildare Cross, and it was stamped onto Transparency film using Black Staz-on. I'd stamped out four, and one was glittered in pinks, one blues, and two in whites/silvers, as I expected to use them mainly for Christening cards. However, the white ones became the perfect idea for this Holy Communion card.

I had to wait till today to post this, as the girl it is made for is the daughter of a couple we work with, and they were returning to Poland last night, ready for their daughters First Holy Communion next Sunday.
I stuck to a completely white on white theme, using two shades of pearl white card, one for the base card & embossed panels, and one for the matting layer between them. The matting layer was cut slightly smaller than the base card, and the two embossed panels were trimmed down to also leave a border on the panel.These were stuck to the matting layer with DST and I made the embossed pieces roughly 2/3 and 1/3- it seemed to give a better balance than half & half. The join was covered with a wide layer of white organza ribbon, topped with a band of narrower silky ribbon, then topped with a bow from the organza ribbon.
 This whole panel was added to the front of the card with DST again, then I positioned the cross using blobs of silicone glue, which gave a little dimension, as well as gripping the glittered surface well.
 After the cross had stuck properly, I added the flatback pearls on all the visible 'dots' of the folder design.
 The sentiment panel is using Nesties Labels 4, large & small. The words are computer printed onto some white gloss embossing paper I bought a long time ago, and am coming to the end of. I've never been able to get it again, which is a shame. It means you can print onto it via a computer & printer, then heat emboss it.
 I added a few white flowers, just constructed by using assorted small flower punches.

This is the detail from a card I posted a while ago, and shows how the Medallion Cross can look layered up.This one was stamped In Pearlescent Brilliance inks, onto Pearl card.

 A slight change to how I post today, I think. Instead of adding links to what I've used throughout the post, I thought I'd try doing a list, with links at the end. So here goes:

  Creative Expressions, Large Kildare Cross.
  PDA Card & Paper,White Pearl Card.
  Flatback Pearls ( this lady has masses of colours & sizes, as well as acrylic gemstones.)
 Quickutz Diamond Dots folder ( I can only find it on Amazon .com)


Winnie said...

Shaz: Such a beautiful Communion card, I am so glad I got to see how you used our beautiful cross. Love the white/white look, so elegant. She is going to love it. I did a Communion Card today too! I have about 4 more waiting to be made. I also have a Confirmation one, so I am thinking a dove for that one maybe? Enjoy the day!!

Krisha said...

WOW Shaz, this is just a breath taking card!! Love the cross stamp, and the different ways you have used it.

craftydebs said...

Stunning card Shaz love that cross! X

gardenpinks said...

Beautiful card and love the embossed panels and the glittered cross. Many thanks too for the links especially for the pearls!
Lynn xx

Alison Scott said...

Beautiful card. Very elegant and just right for a Communion.
Love the Medallion cross one too.

Fandhmum said...

Hi Shaz,
This is so lovely. I do like white on white and it is perfect for this card,
Rosie x

Angie said...

Breathtakingly stunning ...actually that all I can say. xx