Here's my son's by itself. His is textured and natural and symbollic too with the grapes and wheat and cross. I used the Linen and Weathered backgrounds as well as sponging and distressing to add to the look. The sentiment "Your First Holy Communion" I typed on the computer, selected the best font and color then printed on typing paper first to check size and color. After adjustments I ran my nice SU Vanilla cardstock through the printer then punched it out with the Curly Label punch.
I have no religous themed stamps so I made the cross myself out of strips of paper. Sponged, stamped and used the ticket punch on the corners (tried rounding but that didn't look so good) then wrapped some linen thread around it. The cross and the sentiment are raised on pop dots (dimensionals).
Supplies are SUO:
Stamps: Blossoms Abound, The Art of Life, Fancy Flexible Phrases (for 'blessed'), Linen, Weathered
Cardstock: Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla
Ink: Mellow Moss, Elegant Eggplant, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Curly Label Punch, Distressing tool, sponge, word window punch, 3/4" square punch, ticket punch, linen thread
This is my daughter's card- obviously. Much more girly, swirly and sparkly! Just her style. I started out thinking I'd use my Pink Piriouette felt flowers to do this but decided I just didn't have the heart to use them ALL at once (at least all of what I have left!). So, I used one flower from the Spring Bouquet punch.
The white paper is shimmery white so it has a sparkle to it. I ran that through the Big Shot with a Texturz Plate for the dimension of embossing. There is a pink rhinestone brad in the center which she'll LOVE! The sentiment was typed again then printed on my last scrap of shimmery white paper and punched with the scallop square punch.
The pink ribbon is taffeta- which is behind the shimmery white layer but comes out behind the sentiment where I punched a vertical slot with the horizontal slot punch (go figure!). I'm not entirely sure about the bow placement but it tied so perfectly the first time, plus my sentiment is glued down and the hole is punched so it is either staying or completely gone, but it can't be moved!
Cardstock: Shimmery White, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Big Shot, Texturz Plates, Spring Bouquet punch, Square rhinestone brad, Scallop square punch, pink taffeta ribbon
Wow, that is a long post! Thanks for sticking with me this far, if you have. Hopefully if you need a First Communion card I've got you covered as far as inspiration goes for a boy or a girl!
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