Monday, April 7, 2008

Let Your Light Shine


Yesterday, the son of friends of ours was making his First Communion. Using my stamps from Verve Visual, I tried to make this card as boyish as possible but still fit the occasion. Maybe the scallops across the bottom pushed it over that line, but it looked so "nekkid" without something. Actually, I started this card embossing the cross in white on the front inside the Nestabilities embossed oval. It was looking too plain, so I ran the card back through my Cuttlebug to cut out that oval and ended up stamping and embossing the cross in gold on the inside of the card so it would show through the window. Funny how you start out doing one thing and in order to "save" your card, it ends up being completely different. I'm just happy I didn't have to trash the whole thing. Thanks for stopping by today! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Easter Elegance, Swirly Stars (Verve Visual); Paper- white (Georgia-Pacific), gold (DCWV Metallic Stack); Ink- Versamark; Accessories- gold embossing powder, gold brads (Making Memories), oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

22 comments:

Lorie said...

Wow! This is absolutely perfect for the occasion! :o)

Flossie's Follies said...

this is beautiful, love the card, think the scallops are fine.

Linda said...

I think this came out wonderfully...I don't think it was too "girly" or anything...even with the scallops on the bottom!

Juanita B said...

Beautiful card!

Jenn in GA said...

i think it's great, and i'm sure his mom will save it for him to decide whether he wants it or not someday!

Alexandra said...

Totally beautiful Charmaine - love the scallops, very elegant! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Joan and Amy said...

Very nice card!!! I really like the gold scallop edge! Joan

Carolyn King said...

it is very beautiful--love that swirling cross--stunning card!

Shannon Erskine said...

I think your card turned out beautifully! Perfect card for the occasion!

Melissa said...

So sweet! And perfect for the occasion!

Many Blessings,
M.

Christi said...

I think this is perfect!! Wow!

Janine said...

Just gorgeous!!

Julie Masse said...

What a pretty card - simple but very elegant! :)

Beedubya said...

I think it's just right!

Bethany Paull said...

Good save. I love the embossed window.

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so stunning!! What a gorgeous card!! Thanks for sharing!!

Deborah said...

Just love this card Charmaine!This so works! Hugs to the bugs, Deb

beate said...

Charmaine,
That is absolutely gorgeous!!! Perfect card for that special day.

JenMarie said...

Oh Wow, GORGEOUS!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

What a special card. I love the gorgeous gold embossing on the white. Perfect in every way. :)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

This is so stunning! Love the simple design with the window, and the gold is so fitting. Just beautiful!

Rose Ann said...

This is beautiful!! I love that cross image, the colors, and scallops!!

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