Monday, April 14, 2014

I got a new Our Daily Bread stamp on Saturday, and, unlike a lot of stamps that just get stacked on a counter until I'm ready to use them, this one saw action right away! :) It's pretty, all on it's own, but, OMGosh, I can't get over how gorgeous it is with color!
I needed a card for my DD's baptism yesterday, and I hadn't been able to find a stamp that I thought was right for a 9-year old. I "settled" for this cathedral window image, but once I had finished the card, I couldn't believe I almost passed this stamp up! It's gorgeous! I wanted to emboss it onto acetate and color the back so it would look more like stained glass, but for some reason, the acetate couldn't stand up to the heat, so instead I stamped it onto white cs, colored, then fussy cut it, went over all the stained glass lines with a black Spica pen, then added Glossy Accents to all the windows. I topped it with a couple of bows, a sweet mini doily die cut, which I embossed with black embossing powder, and a gold, heat embossed cross image, that I found in Michael's dollar bin a couple of years ago. The Alleluia sentiment is also heat embossed, and the green flourish die cuts are coated in clear glitter. I wanted just a little something in the upper corners, so I transferred the negative pieces of an outline sticker.
To give the personalization panel on the inside the look of crumpled paper, I sponged Dusty Concord Distress Ink around the edges, then tapped the edge of my inked sponge tool randomly across the cs. The Bible verse is stamped in Pear Tart Memento ink, and the page dividers in Dusty Concord. The perforated lines on the outer edges of the dp mat were made with an MFT die. 

The window stamp ended up being perfect for a Baptism, and my DD loves her card! But, don't you think this would be perfect as an Easter card, too! :-)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

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Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my, a beautiful card for your daughter's baptism! I thought at first it was an Easter card so, yes, it would be fabulous for that, too. Such gorgeous colors and a lovely stamp. So beautiful how you've put it all together!

Maria said...

What a gorgeous card for you daughter to celebrate her baptism! It is truly a work of art! The coloring of the stamp, cross, all the detail...amazing! It's a true beauty!

Bajalizzy said...

the colours, stained glass window, & gold embossed cross are really beautiful for this Baptism/Easter card - really lovely.

Heather said...

A beautiful card, a lovely design and pretty papers. Your window and cross are both stunning with gorgeous details!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge,
Heather xx

├čeulah ├čee said...

That IS a pretty stamp and a very special card.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, love the coloring of the window and like the doily embossed it is great for a backdrop to your cross...yes this would make a great Easter card too!

Deborah Anton said...

Gorgeous Cheryl!! Congratulations to your daughter! This card is perfect and just beautiful. The window is to die for!