I’ve had a flurry of custom orders lately, and a few that I’ve forgotten to share with you. Here’s a First Communion Card for a customer’s Grandson I made last month. A fellow stamping friend suggested I check out The Doodle Pantry for their digital stamps. I used a cross from their Christ’s Gift set and took inspiration from one of their sample cards. I was drawn to how the cross had been coloured, with a faint hint of a glow behind it.
I coloured the cross with my Prismas and blended with OMS. It took me a few tries to get the “glow” to look subtle, but I’m pleased with how it turned out. I had initially thought of printing a second set of the rocks and then popping them up on dimensionals, but I realized it wasn’t the look I was going for.
I kept this card in light blues and greens, using Marina Mist and Pear Pizzaz on a Crumb Cake card base (I can’t find the label for the DP,…I don’t know what company, but I remember that it’s called “Campfire”) . I made the card very long and lean, at about 4.25” wide and 6.75” long and distressed all the edges (with the exception of the image) with SU Crumb Cake ink.
I used a labels die from Nestibilities for each the sentiment (printed on the computer) and for the image. I found using the next biggest label die didn’t work with the size of the card, so I cut out a second label in Pear Pizzaz and offset it from the main image to add a bit of layering.
The inside featured the date of the First Communion Ceremony and a personalized message from the Grandparents.
The Doodle Pantry features some great digital images, and Christ’s set has some beautiful sentiments that can be used for many different types of cards.