Sunday, July 8, 2012
Christmas in July
For the next few posts I'm going to post some very special cards I made for Christmas for my big sister that unfortunately were lost in the mail. I was heart broken because I worked painstakingly hard to make sure these cards were my best work so that she could spread the love of Christ to her friends and loved ones. Alas, it was not meant to be...
This card was created using Cricut Cartridge New Testament. I actually bought this cart in order to make something for my big sister before she even asked. That's also why it was so hard to take when they were lost.
The square card base is Bazzill and the layers are my Bazill, American Crafts etc. Mary and Jesus were cut at 5.5" which is rather large but I wanted that effect for this card. The layer was dry embossed with swiss dots cuttlebug folder using my cuttlebug. Although it took several layers to create the scene they were not hard to put together. My favorite part is the metallic gold behind Jesus' head.
The inside sentiment (peeking out in the pic below) was printed on text weight metallic paper from The Paper Cut. I love love love it! The paper is perfect for fitting inside cards. In order to print on it, I used repositionable herma dotto adhesive to attach it to a regular piece of printer paper and run it through my ink jet. However, now I have a better printer and can set the paper size use a special tray.
Looking forward to showing you more of the lost cards...stay tuned.