Monday, August 11, 2014

Deconstructed Sketch: On Your Baptism

Yesterday we attended my niece's baptism.  I was born and raised Lutheran and Lutherans do infant baptism (which is more so that the parents, godparents and congregation can promise to raise the child in God's word) and then, as a middle schooler, the child attends confirmation so that the child can "affirm their baptism".  My niece is in a church at which they decide when they are ready to accept God into their hearts and be baptized.  I have to admit that after a lifetime of infant baptisms, I was very impressed at the number of people - of all ages - who made that decision yesterday.  I was especially proud of my nine-year-old niece who told her parents she was ready to be baptized and was able and proud to make such a public statement of faith.

I wanted to model the card off of the gift bag that I was using.  But I did decide to add a little more whimsy using my favorite funky, polka-dotted flowers from Reverse Confetti.  Here's the gift bag.

Gift Bag

And here's the card.

On Your Baptism

I used the current sketch at deconstructed sketches but I was working off the tiny image that I had on my personal challenge "spreadsheet" that I use to collect all upcoming challenges and I didn't notice the two little flags.  I guess I could say that the flowers cascading down were my deliberate replacement of the flags - but I actually wish I would have noticed the flags because it would have been a nice balance.

  • Stamps: Reverse Confetti Petals 'n Posies, My Sentiments Exactly sentiment
  • Paper: My Favorite Things Grape Jelly and Grapesicle CS, Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade dsp
  • Ink: My Favorite Things Lemon Drop and Blue Raspberry, Simon Says Doll Pink, Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade
  • Accessories: Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles, Spellbinders cross die, Reverse Confetti Petals 'n Posies dies, My Favorite Things Lemon Drop button, Hemptique 10-lb white twine


  1. Gorgeous card, Kim! I'm glad other people sometimes 'forget' parts of the sketch. It means I am in good company! : ) Congratulations to your niece. I pray she will grow strong in the Lord!!!


  2. This is fabulous Kim, such a great job duplicating the colors and look of the bag! I think you cluster of cascading flowers works just fine for the banners!

  3. Fresh, clean and gorgeous all at the same time Kim. Wow.

  4. What a beautiful baptism card! Love the clean and simple layers.

  5. So then, you totally get things like, "potluck" and "fellowship hall!" Guess who else was born and raised Lutheran??! A perfect card for your niece's baptism. I'm sure she saw how you matched things so prettily. This is gorgeous. Happy colors for a happy occasion. Blessings to your niece. Bev

  6. So sweet and so beautiful. What a wonderful card for a baptism.

  7. Congrats to your niece on her baptism, and her willingness to embrace God's presence in her life. As a Catholic, we follow a path similar to yours. Your card is gorgeous, and I'm sure she was thrilled that you created it especially for her! As for missing a sketch-bit...welcome to my world *grin*

  8. Very pretty, Kim! Love the colours you have chosen! Hugs xxx


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