Wednesday, May 12, 2010

First Communion Easel Card

This card was made for a special little girl, Bianca. I mentioned her in my previous post about her mom Erica's birthday card. My hubby and I were honored to help her celebrate her First Communion. The invitation she'd sent was so cute, I decided to go green and recycle the paper and ribbon in the card. The orangey/peachy dotted paper and striped ribbon are from the original invitation. This is my first 'true' easel card. The treat box I did a few weeks ago was under the supervision of my SU friend. This card? A solo flight with only slight turbulence. LOL. I think I'd even do it again.

Sketch Inspiration ~ Friday Sketchers #101
The sketch is pretty simple and the triangles in the background made me think of a tent, so I made it into an easel card.

Stamp Saturday Challenge #82 ~ Recipe: 3 Embellishments (Ribbon, Smooch, Cross), 2 Papers (Pink CS, Orange DP), 1 image
Bianca was my true inspiration!

My Creation
Isn't this image from Karen's Doodles just precious? There's a matching little boy and another girl as well. Plus, she has a great confirmation set.

Image Detail
I colored her with Copics, added a bit of Spica sparkle to the veil and edges, and gave the whole thing a few spritzes of Vanilla Smooch.

I forgot to take a photo before I wrote in the card, so you get to see my personal message as well. I'd picked up the cross pendant on clearance awhile ago and knew I wanted to incorporate it into a card. It's the perfect accent to hold up my easel!
Ins & Outs ~ First Communion Easel Card
Stamps: First Communion Girl (Karen’s Doodles)
Paper: SU Whisper White, Misc CS from Invitation

Ink: Copics (E000, 30, 31; R22; 100; C1, 3, 5, 7; BG000; RV000), Spicas (Clear, Black, Blossom), White Gel pen, Clear Star gel pen

Accessories: Vanilla Shimmer Smooch, Misc Ribbon, Cross pendant

Techniques: Easel Card


  1. This is a beautiful First communion card! I love that cross as the "holder"...very clever!!!!!

  2. Cat, this is just precious. What a perfect image to use. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun to Karen's Doodles challenge blog.

  3. Cat your card is soo `pretty`ion Bianca is` TFS:)
    what `Beautiful Inspirat
    Thanks for joining in with the cuttlebug challenge


  4. So pretty! Love the spritz of shimmer! Thanks for joining in the fun at Karen's Doodles! Hope you can play again soon!

  5. Cat, this is a lovely card, and a wonderful keepsake for her! Your techniques are great. I love the sparkle on the veil and the touch of Vanilla Smoosh. Great Copics, too. Thanks for being part of the Cuttlebug Challenge this week. We look forward to seeing your creations often!

  6. This is so pretty! Just a perfect card for the occasion! Thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles this week, and good luck on the prize!

  7. Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles : )

    Love and hugs ~

  8. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the sparkle on the image. Thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles this week. Hugs, Zoe

  9. Wow! Your card is awesome. The image is so pretty. priceless keepsake.

    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful card



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