Wednesday 4 January 2012
#98 Christening Day Angels
Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - buttons & lace
Sponsor & prize this week - Joanna Sheen (£10 gift voucher)
First of all, I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year - & for my first card to post in 2012 I have used an image from A Day for Daisies called 'Angels Resting' to create a christening card. These angels contemplating the Spellbinder's cross, were coloured with Promarkers and Stickles applied to their wings. This was then matted onto silver mirri and a touch more sparkle comes from the gems added to the layered cross.
The white card layer beneath the image's mat was run through an embossing folder, well twice actually, as these things really are not made the right size for our regular square cards are they? Whilst the join wasn't actually too bad, any discrepancy in the design was covered up anyway with the narrow floral lace onto which I also added a flower made using a Marianne Creatables die with the obligatory button in the centre.
The insert was given a deckled edge and uses a verse from 'verses4cards', altering the font & alignment.
As this was of course, a rather special card, I decided to make it a coordinating box, so used the same pearlescent cardstock as the card base & part of the cross for the box's top & decorated it with another Spellbinders' cross as well as a lacy shape from the Lace Doily Accents set. The four tiny sections which had popped out of the die cut silver cross I used as embellishments & added them to the corners of the box lid. I then created an insert for the box (well, it isn't as if I didn't have enough to do is it, LOL), and this time used a sentiment from 'verses-for-cards'.
Glitter Geeks - brand spanking new (image & new life as a Christian)
Simon Says - new something
Allsorts - new beginnings (for a baby & new life as a Christian)
By the Cute & Girly - new beginnings (for a baby & new life as a Christian)
Bling It On - new beginnings (for a baby & new life as a Christian)
Emerald Faerie - flourishes/swirls (embossed)
Sparkles - anything but a Christmas card
Joanna Sheen - celebration
Phindy's Place - scraps (the crosses & flower were all taken from off-cuts and the button was from an old shirt)
Crafts & Me - anything goes.