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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Congratulations On Becoming A Priest

Well, this is an unusual card for me. It was actually requested by a customer of my sister's over in Spain. It's for a man who is about to be ordained as a priest. It threw me a bit because I don't make religious cards and I was racking my brain trying to think what I could use on it. Then it dawned on brand new Small Gothic Window die from Poppystamps.

So, I then had to decide on a patterned paper, and having decided I wanted to add vellum behind the window, the paper sort of chose itself as I have the Papermania Exquisite Vellum pack and the matching Exquisite paper pad.

As the papers have cream as a base colour I decided to make the window gold. I had originally decided on silver, but all that changed once the papers were chosen.

So, having cut out the window shape from gold satin cardstock, I roughly cut a piece of the script vellum to fit behind.

I then cut a strip of the scroll leaf paper and matted it onto the gold satin card.

The next part was the fun part.......the Spellbinders Bracket Borders 1 dies. These are my most favourite of dies at the moment, at least until I buy some new ones, I'm very fickle like that!

I opted for the lattice inset die as that one seemed the most masculine of the three and the dot dash edge die to go with it. Both were placed against the edge of the card blank and die cut. Not as easy as you might think in a Bigshot as these would benefit from being run through the machine lengthwise but I didn't have that luxury so I placed them on my baseplate at a slight angle and ran them through as far as they would go without damaging the edge of the card blank. I then turned the whole thing around and ran it through again. Because the rollers have a tendency to jump over the dies when they are parallel to the die, it took a few passes to get it completely cut out, but the effect it gave was well worth it.

The sentiment, from the Woodware Jane's Script sentiment stamp set, was then stamped onto the patterned paper strip using Memento Espresso Truffle dye ink. The same ink was also used to stamp the cross, a Katie & Co image, directly onto the cardblank. The image was positioned using a Stamp-a-ma-jig to ensure it was in the centre of the window once it was added over the top.

All the pieces were edged using the Y26 Copic marker to match in with the gold card stock.

For the inside, I die cut another window shape and matted my writing paper behind it that I use for the insert panels in my cards. A panel of the scroll leaf paper was die cut using the dot dash edge bracket die, as was a panel of the gold satin card. These were layered together and added to the bottom edge of the card, so that the pattern on the paper shows through the lattice design on the front.

Here are the challenges I'd like to enter this card into:


kay said...

It's gorgeous Kathleen and well done on posting on your blog again x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Beautiful creation, I'm sure it will be a treasured keepsake!

Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Riette said...

This is just beautiful!! Perfect!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT!

pickle said...

It's beautiful Kathleen. Perfect for the occasion. Kerry

pam said...

beautiful creation Kathleen, perfect for the occasion.

Laine said...

A classic and elegant creation Kathleen. Thank you for joining us this week at TPC Challenge.
Laine - DT

BrendaB said...

This is just beautiful! Love the script vellum! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap

Monica Edwards said...

Gorgeous card love the vellum and die you used. Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Wonderful sophisticated look you have created with your aperture card and velum.

Thank you for joining in the celebrations at Crafty Boots Challenges.


die amelie said...

A beautiful clean and simple card!
Thank you for playing along with us at OurCreativeCorner!

Claudia x

PaperDaisies said...

Such a beautiful card. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

sassy said...

A beautiful card, thanks for sharing this with us at CraftyCatz this week, good luck with the challenge.x

Anne Fenton said...

Wow what a beautiful card...thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

Janet - aka stacky said...

Such a lovely card Kathleen, it's so elegant looking and perfect for the occasion. I love my bracket dies too xx

Penny said...

I think this is the perfect card for the occasion! It is simply gorgeous! What a wonderful combination of design and die cuts! I love it! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Wendy said...

Beautiful card Kathleen...Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Wendy xx

Lizzy said...

A very beautiful card. Thanks for joining in at That Craft Place x

Divya Chopra Bhurat said...

Thank you for entering Simply Create Too’s Challenge #37 – “Anything Goes”.

A unique occasion!! And a unique but creative card for the occasion!!

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Valerie said...

This card is so elegant very suitable for this particular reason. Thank you so very much for playing with us at Love to Scrap challenge blog.

Cindy said...

Wow Kathleen, this is beautiful! It's perfect!

Thank you so much for sharing at Make it Monday!

Cathy van de Bruinhorst said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at Loves to Scrap!!

Shell said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at That Craft Place this week.
Shell xx

Laurie HIMCR said...

Gorgeous card!

Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

Hiding in My Craft Room

Laurart said...

Such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx

Buttons said...

What a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time, hugs Jenny x

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