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