Sunday, April 25, 2010

First Holy Communion, Confirmation and Christening Cards

some special cards to show you this time -

the first is a Christening card for a boy which I made with Joanna Sheen's Baby Love CD by printing the toppers onto shiny paper (ordinary shiny paper not photo paper as my printer seems to like this paper which is a good thing!)
I cut the apertures out with the deckled rectangles nestability dies and added some glue dots again.. a little ribbon and name on the front and thats it - I like these nice clean and simple designs at this time of year

the next one is for a communion and I used a stamp I have had for a while and bought from Cara Craft Supplies - you can find it here.
I coloured the image with twinkling H2O paints to make a change from embossing in either gold or silver and matching with cream or white (what I usually do with this stamp) and I think it came out nicer / a softer image by colouring it in -
also used stone grey rather than black stazon ink.
The border was done with a fiskars leaf border punch and a cuttlebug organic / leafy embossing folder on the white card with some brads to fasten all the layers together.

the next two cards I made using a bible sizzix die and silver mirri and white leather effect card with mulberry doves which were from an ebay shop if I recall.
I used ribbon for the girls card but raffia and eyelets instead of brads for the boy's one, so its not too fancy, and some partial cuttlebug embossing again for the top card layer.
the tag on the girls card is the nestability fancy tags set

the last card on this post is a communion one whcih is slightly different to the others I have made and on this one I used a digi image and some pink petticoat papers called spring wishes.
the embossing is dome with the cuttlebug and the shape of the dress was printed onto pearlescent card before being embossed
the writing is done with paint and a calligraphy pen

and some details - sorry about the weird light in the picture but i took the photo one morning very early!


  1. All gorgeous cards Jess but I love the last one best! I love that it is not religious & your calligraphy is fab.

  2. Jess your cards are amazing!!

  3. All stupendous Jess - my favourite is the card for Laura cld eat the bread and the grapes. The art work is perfection.