Thursday, 26 April 2012

HSSC 115: Boy's Baptism

I needed a card for a baby boy's baptism. I really wanted to use the cross made with the corner scallop punch but, it just wouldn't work out. So, I moved on. Instead, I put my efforts in trying to infuse spring into this card. I was inspired by how beautiful it was outside! Plus, my idea fell in nicely with this week's Hand Stamped Sentiments spring theme.

(I apologize for the crooked photos!!!)

Stamps: Woodgrain, God`s Blessings
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue
Paper: Bashful Blue, Daffodil Delight, Barely Banana, Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, Whisper White cardstock and Certainly Celery dsp
Tools: sponge daubers,  1 1/4" circle punch, bird punch, itty bitty punch pack, jewelry tag punch, scallop trim border punch and corner punch (to make template for cross)
Extras: blue rhinestones

I went a little sponge crazy! I sponged everything...I got in the zone on this one and things became a little more intricate than I had originally envisioned, but sometimes creativity takes over and voilĂ !

I think the little flowers the best, I always love those little flowers.

Big...BIG...sunshine! Yay, the sun is back! ... or well the warmth is back, whatever, it's good!

Happy springtime!


  1. Darcie, your layering is FABULOUS!! all that sponging paid off...such depth and beautiful popped lines. A beautiful sentimental card that will be cherished for sure. Thanks for sharing with us this week and playing along over at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  2. This is a beautiful card for a baptism! I love the sponging, the wood detail on the cross, all the little flowers, and the Blessing tag. Perfection. Thank for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  3. Very Pretty!!! Love all the layers and the sponging is perfect!!! Flowers are so pretty!!! Love the bright sunshine!!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

  4. This is a fabulous Baptism card! The sun is perfect. Love the background on the cross. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  5. Stunning! I am so drawn by the sun on your card--it's fabulous. Thanks for being a part of this week's challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

  6. This is such an amazing card! I love the cross and the sunlight shining on it, too!! I'm sure the family getting this card loved it! On a side note, I think we have the same carpet. :) Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  7. Your Baptism card just makes me so happy! I love the cross, and the HUGE rays of sunshine spanning across the card, your layers and layers show such thought and care. It's truly a keepsake for the family. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  8. I love the sun rays and the cross. What a beautiful spring scene. So full of texture and dimension. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  9. Marcie, I have been playing along with HSS the past couple of weeks and just wanted to stop and tell you how much I enjoyed your Baptism card. I love how the sun "shines" on the cross and all the little details. I also think the cross is perfect exactly as is. :) I will be tucking this idea away for the next time I need a Baptism card. I think it would even make a great Easter card.

  10. Can't get more springy than a cross I think! I love how you made yours and I love the scene you created with the sun and grass and all! Thanks for playing at HSS!


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