Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Confirmation Weekend with Mojo

This upcoming weekend is the big weekend for our 8th graders being confirmed (an affirmation of their baptism).  They read their faith statements at two of our church services and are confirmed at the third.  There is an Evening of Honor Saturday night for which I had made this set of invitations.  I also made many other cards for the members of our congregation to choose from and give to the confirmands. 

Then I needed to mass produce some cards for the church to give to the confirmands, but I was fresh out of ideas.  Confirmation cards are the hardest cards for me to make.  They are for teenagers but they are for a formal occasion - those don't always go together!  Also, there are very few stamps specific to the occasion.

Luckily, the Mojo Monday sketch came up and I knew instantly that I was using it for these cards.  I think that the notched panel gave it a formal look as befitting this occasion.


My color choices were easy - these are the colors of our sanctuary.  (I do hope that the kids - or at least the parents of the kids - get the connection!)  I chose stamps that aren't specific to "confirmation" but at least make an appropriate statement.



I really took the sketch seriously - see the background on the sketch - here it is on my card!


There are a few more layers here than I would normally like to use for a mass-produced card, but cutting is an easy task.  There are no fancy techniques, just a little woodgrain texture on the background and I am done.

  • Stamps: Verve Artful Elegance background, Our Daily Bread sentiment, Clear Dollar Stamps small cross
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel, Bravo Burgundy, Papertrey Pinefeather
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up Burgundy grosgrain, Papertrey Woodgrain Impression Plate, misc gem colored with copics

8 comments:

Debgem said...

Kim - this is stunning. I think the colours are just beautiful - really rich! And the sentiment is lovely! Have a wonderful weekend!

Rita said...

Wow,What a Stunning card Kim. Top marks I'd say. Hugs Rita xx

Betsy said...

These are such beautiful cards ~ love the colors!! The confirmands should love and appreciate them!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oh ... Kim ... I can tell how important this occasion is to you ... with all the small significant details you have included. I hope you are happy with the results ... because this is really lovely! Hugs xxaxx

Arlene said...

Kim, this is beautiful. Love the simplicity of it...makes it look really rich and elegant.
Arlene.

Judy said...

This Confirmation Card is just wonderful. I love the design it is perfect for the age group. I just became your latest follower I hope you stop by my blog and follow me as well. Have a wonderful day.
Judy

Melissa said...

You brought the sketch elements together beautifully, Kim!! What wonderful colors and I had to laugh when you said you took the sketch very seriously with your DP! :) :)

H2 :) said...

Beautiful cards Kim. A perfect keepsake for this special occasion. :)