Tuesday, June 22, 2010

reverse image {baptism}

My goodness, how time flies!  It's officially summer now --YAY!   How are you all doing?!

These last few months have blurred on by and I can't believe how little stamping and posting {and blogging in general --sorry, ladies...I've missed stopping by your blogs} I've done...and my mojo is feeling WAY rusty. ;( 

We've been busy doing 'life' around here {which has been a lot of fun}, but each time I've tried to make a card, more often than not, I ended up just staring at my supplies and not being able to come up with any sort of definitive plan to pull them all together.  It's been sad {and very frustrating}, I tell ya.  I must be one of those who needs to keep their hand in it or I forget how.  But on the bright side, I think if 'needing' to stamp is the remedy, things could be a lot worse. ;)

Tomorrow...tomorrow I WILL make a card.  Or maybe even two, if things go well.  ;)  But I'm not wanting to set myself up for disappointment, so I think I'll just set my goal for one.

For today, though, I thought I'd share a card I made last summer for a dear friend's daughter's baptism.  For the dove on the card front, I used the "Mirror-It" stamp I bought a long time ago from Cornish Heritage Farms so I could reverse the dove image {it was my first time using it, but I thought it worked really well}. 

At first using the 'reverse image' terminology sounded strange in association with a baptism, but the more I thought about it, reversing our image is pretty much what baptism is about...dying to ourselves and living anew in Christ.  Makes perfect sense to me now. ;)

Here's the inside left {with Hannah's favorite Bible verse}:

And inside right:
Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon.  Until then, many blessings to you!
Economy boosters (just doin' my part -lol!):

Cardstock:  White Daisy, Crystal Blue, Vellum (CTMH)

Patterned Paper:  Euphoria 6x6 collection (BasicGrey)

Stamps:  Cross with Vines, Mirror-It (Cornish Heritage Farms), Faith (CTMH)

Ink:  Jet Black Staz-On (Tsukineko), Baby Pink, Heavenly Blue (CTMH)

Other:  VersaMark (Tsukineko), White Opaque embossing powder (Stampendous), heat tool, sponge (CTMH), Prismacolor pencils (Sanford), odorless mineral spirits (Mona Lisa), blending stumps (Alvin), Cluny crochet trim (Wright's), blue ribbon (May Arts), button (BasicGrey), Scalloped Scallop border punch, Swirl Flourish punch (EK Success), 3/4" circle punch (SU!), foam mounting tape, glue dots, computer


Sharli said...

Absolutely beautiful! I'm sure she was just thrilled with this special keepsake card! Nice work.

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous, Christi! I'm sure the recipient was overjoyed with this card. It's great to see you post whenever you get the chance. I hear you on the being super busy part. LOL

Patti Gingrich said...

What a beautiful card, inside and out! Love your thoughts on the reverse image...so true! And so thankful for that! :)

Barb said...

Your card is beautiful, Christi! I love all the details and the colors are so soft.The Bible verse and the way you finished the inside of the card are perfect!