Sunday, 7 August 2016

Swirly Bird card in a box

I recently received a commission for a First Holy Communion card with a very specific set of requirements.  The card was to include the words "Grandson" and his full name, the words First Holy Communion, date and details of the church.  The colours were to be light blue and white with gold trim, it was to be a card in a box and decorations could be sheep, angels, candles, cross, balloons.
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I've blurred parts of the printing on the card to protect my customer's privacy
Since I had no suitable DSP, the first task was to create some!  I used the Swirly Birds and Floral Phrases stamp sets with Marina Mist ink, Versamark and gold embossing powder.

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It's so easy to create a repeat pattern with this stamp in the Floral Phrases set
Given the shapes of the decorations, I decided to make an oblong box card and rather than reinvent the wheel, I used the very easy to follow template that I found here on Di Barnes' blog.

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I was so happy with my Swirly Bird pattern, I didn't want to cover it!
I created the cross with one of the dies in the Wonderful Wreath Framelits set.  The balloons are punched out of Gold Foil Sheeet and embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder.  I used one of the Layering Oval Framelits and one of the dies from the Project Life Cards & Labels set to cut out the printed panels, then edged them with gold using a Wink of Stella pen.

I decided to keep the box uncluttered because I didn't want to detract from the Swirly Birds pattern that I liked so much I didn't want to cover up!  I did, however, give it a thin border of Gold Foil.

Thank you for your visit.
'Til next time
Stephanie


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