Saturday, April 29, 2017

~ Christening Blessings~

Hello blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog.
I went back for day 2 of the Copic Class here in Pittsburgh. We covered a lot in this intermediate class including: shading with Copics, coloring trees, coloring with reds, coloring faces and hair. We had a fair amount of coloring time as well. I am glad that I took the class and now it's time to practice, practice practice.
Between the two classes I have plenty of images to color. So it's just the matter of me setting the time aside to do it. Our school season is drawing to a close so I will have open days available.  
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. Today, for your viewing pleasure, I am showcasing the new girl christening gown die. It's such a beautiful die that cuts a sweet baby dress. So let's get started with some details on what I did this week.

I already had the card idea in mind. So when I saw the sketch #642 on Splitcoaststampers this week, I knew it would work perfectly as my layout. It's a square layout this week and one with lots of layers. So I was anxious to give it a try.
Vanilla Card Base: 5" square
Blush Pink Layer: 4 1/4" square
Blush Pink Patterned Paper Layer: 4 1/8" square
Champagne Mesh Ribbon Layer: 1 1/2"

Blush Pink Ribbon Layer:  1/2"

Step 1. I figured out my card sizes and then cut all the cardstock and patterned paper. I found this pretty blush pink paper in my stash. I liked how the hearts are cascading down the paper. On the reverse side is a pretty sand color lace pattern.

Step 2:  I wanted to have a cross in this design because it is a christening. And in this Christian ceremony the baby is dedicated to God. I decided to stencil the cross pattern instead of using the die cut. I was going after a very soft look for this card.
I used the Easter Cross die and cut the stencil from a window sheet. I used blush pink ink to stencil the cross. The paper size on this vanilla panel is 1 3/4" x 3 1/4" and the pink layering panel is 1 7/8" x 3 3/8". I used a corner rounder for some added interest. It's layer #6 on this sketch.
I decided to stamp my sentiment directly over the stenciled cross. I used a brown sugar ink. This sentiment is layer #7 in this sketch.

Step 3: I cut the christening gown in vanilla cardstock. The other pieces are cut in blush pink. This is another of the detailed dies from CottageCutz. With this die you can cut the collar, buttons, sleeve trim, waistband, bow and hemline. You have the option to cut in white and color the pieces,  or do as I did and cut with colored cardstock. I really like how this gown turned out. It's so soft and girlie.
Step 4: Time for card assembly. I originally was going to use the lace pattern that is on the reverse side of my patterned paper. But when I placed it on the card I thought it was a bit dark. So I used a champagne mesh and blush pink ribbon. It kept the softness of my card. To finish it off I added some pearls in the corner and a butterfly to the cross panel.

Well, that's it for me for this post. So until next time.........God bless.
Die I used to create card:
I am also entering:
1.  Hiding in my Craft Room has a freestyle challenge.
2.  Crafting with Friends has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Fussy and Fancy has an anything goes challenge.


  1. Such a beautiful card <3 the Christening gown is so detailed and gorgeous. Copic classes sound great I would love to do something along those lines at some stage

  2. A beautiful christening card. Very elegant! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy. Marlies



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