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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"Congratulations" Christening Art Card - Combining Stamping and Dry Embossing With Digital Design!

Howzit Stampers!
I want to share this very special Congratulations art card I made for my Nephew and Godson's Christening with you today!  I was inspired by my recent W.O.W art cards I've been playing with for the last few weeks and combined some elements from them with digital design to create this elegant card my Sissypoo, Paula, will treasure forever.


Supplies:  'Congratulations' sentiment stamp from Blockheads Paper Arts exclusive Verses Full Sheet collection, Versafine Onyx Black ink pad, White cardstock:  two with different texture styles and one smooth style, Vintage Sage/Blue heavy weight Paper and matching Striped Patterned Paper, Silk Flourish design ribbon, Script Cuttlebug embossing folder, Quickutz Lace Squares dies, Double sided tape, Permanent Adhesive Tape, Glue DotsXyron permanent adhesiveScoreboard, Paper Trimmer and Self Adhesive Pearl embellishments.

I started out designing the focal point of my card with Photoshop which includes a photo of my cutiepie Nephew and printed out the design onto white textured cardstock and cut it out.  I ran it through my Xyron to add permanent adhesive and adhered a piece of Striped patterned paper to the back.  I then cut another panel from smooth white cardstock the same size and adhered more of the Striped patterned paper to it.  I put those to one side while I made my card base.


 For the card I started out with a sheet of textured white cardstock, scored it to form a gate fold and embossed the front panels with the Script Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I ran a sheet of Vintage Sage/Blue paper through my Xryon to add permanent adhesive and cut out a panel to fit the inside of the card.  I embossed the panel with the Script embossing folder and adhered it to the inside of the card.  I then stamped the 'Congratulations' sentiment onto smooth white cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink, cut out the Lace Square with a Quickutz die and adhered it to the inside of the card with double-sided tape.


 Next I printed out the large flourish design onto a sheet of white cardstock cut a bit larger than I needed and embossed it with the Script embossing folder.  The panel I needed was larger than the embossing folder so I just moved the embossing folder over, lined it up and repeated the design.  I added permanent adhesive to it with my Xyron and adhered it to the back of the card and then trimmed away the excess cardstock.  I then cut a length of silk ribbon and wrapped it around the entire card, starting from the inside Gate fold flap and finishing on the outside flap adding permanent adhesive tape to the ribbon as I went.


Next I ran a sheet of the Vintage Sage/Blue cardstock through my Xyron and adhered more of the Striped patterned paper to it before cutting out the Lace Square mat with a Quickutz die.  I adhered the Lace mat to my main design panel and also added the other square panel I made to the back of the Lace mat with double-sided tape just to make it stronger and to neaten things up when viewed from the other side.  I then adhered the assembled panel to the left flap with double-sided tape.


Inside the card I wrote that my Nephew is a treasured gift to our family and I continued the 'gift' theme by adding another piece of ribbon vertically to the right flap so that the finished card looks like a ribbon wrapped gift!  The ribbon lines up perfectly with the left flap's edge for a seamless look when the card is closed.  I also decorated the right flap with a monogram design I created.  I layered it onto a smaller Lace Square die cut and adhered it to the card with glue dots.


I then embellished the front of the card with 4 small self-adhesive pearls in all 4 corners and completed my art card with a matching envelope!


Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my Christening card!  Stay tuned coz I've got some Blockheads Halloween themes coming up!
Happy Stamping!

THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * About Art Accents

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