Sunday, 7 October 2012

Baptism card

There's nothing like a bit of mad-flap stamping before church on a Sunday morning!  I remembered at the last minute that our daughter's dear friend is being baptised today so I wanted to bring her a card.  This isn't exactly what I had in mind when I started, but the girly pink concoction that I suffered a fatal blow when I added some Wild Honey distress ink.  No amount of other inks could resuscitate it, and I was forced to switch tacks.

I grabbed some designer paper (Pyrus collection from BasicGrey) and started over.  The cross is stamped on one of the plain sheets in the pack and embossed with Garnet (gold, red, burgundy, lovely multihued effect) and edged in brown ink.  I think I put a little too much of the "old rugged" in, but I was running out of time.  A quick mat on some espresso linen and gold, then some coordinating papers underneath with the annoying realization that the cross shape does not lend itself to pleasing compositions.  Again, running out of time.  Mounted all on some burgundy cardstock (the espresso base was better, but felt that was too much brown for a happy day for a little girl).  In my defence, this colour scheme is perfect for today as we are in the midst of the fall colours and everywhere you look are glorious golds, yellows, oranges, reds and burgundies.

Well I'd better dash.  Just got busted - perhaps blogging is not on the essential to-do list for getting ready for church.  I guess we're not walking over today!

Happy stamping!

1 comment:

  1. Oh Karen, this is beautiful! I love the non-traditional feel to it.