Thursday, 11 April 2019

First Communion

Hello and welcome. Today I have a card to share with you that ended up completely different to how it started. I knew I wanted to showcase some of the retiring colours and also to follow on using the Florentine Filigree stamp set that I had used on a card the other day. I thought that while the stamp set was still on my desk, I may as well use it for another project.

Achieve ombre stamping easily with the hinge step technique and the Stamparatus.
I wanted to create an ombre pattern using the stamps without using the die that coordinates with it. So to achieve this, I used the Stamparatus and the hinge step technique. If you aren't familiar with that technique then watch this video below. To achieve the ombre look I just inked the stamp up once and then stamped from the bottom three times without inking in between. Then inked up the stamp and stamped twice from the top without reinking.

After I finished stamping, the smaller rows looked to me like crosses, so I decided to emphasis them with gold embossing. I was just going to make a nice pattern and put a happy birthday sentiment on the card. But after I saw the crosses, I completely changed the purpose of the card. 

So I pulled out the Inspired Events stamp set to add a religious sentiment. To add more gold, I used a layer of gold foil sheet behind  the card front before I glued it to the card base. 

Don't forget that the Berry Burst colour I used on this card is retiring in just under two months. So if you want to get any of the items in that colour, you had better be quick.

To purchase any of the products I have used to create this card, please see the Shopping List below.

Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.


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