Friday, 9 May 2014

One Last Communion Card

One last card this time a commission for a friend.  My friend Sonya was commissioned to make the present which is a Room Box - a framed 3-d room such as you might find in a doll's house.  Sonya chose several shades of light blue for the soft furnishings to go with the white furniture she made to kit out the room, so I tried my best to use similar colours for the card.

I was a bit rushed this morning getting the card finished and photographed before picking up Simon for lunch and physio. As I mused over it while Simon was in physio, I realised the "KOMMIOUN" (Luxembourgish for communion) was difficult enough to pick out without having the distraction of the name underneath, so I removed the "JESSY" and used it on the envelope.  

The PSX Florentine letters were stamped in Color Box Sky Blue on white card and punched out using a 1" square punch (so easy to line up perfectly as long as you leave them on a strip of card).  I distressed the edges with the same ink.  If I had to do the card again I would try white embossing on blue base card.  The chalice in the middle was stamped using an image from the WMS Celtic Heritage set.  The butterflies were punched from the same cornflower blue card stock I used for the base and distressed with  Salty Ocean and Worn Lipstick DIs.  I added to these later using white Enamel Accents.

I decorated the inside with the same patterned paper as the front and added this image cut using the Spellbinders Floral Border D-Lite die (loved it so much I added one to the envelope as well).

I gave Simon's class mates their communion cards at lunch time today - they were thrilled with them. "mega schein" (mega beautiful) was one comment I overheard when one little girl was showing her friend.  Making other people happy with your creations -  that's what I love most about card making.  It's comments like those that make the hard work worthwhile don't you think. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend,



  1. Your communion cards are all so beautiful, Kate, and I know they will be treasured always! It's wonderful how you make them so special and personal for the recipient! Hugs, Darnell


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