Tuesday, April 29, 2014

First Communion Cards

This year I have a niece and a nephew making their First Holy Communions.  I knew without a doubt that I wanted to use the card from the Full Of Grace set at SVG Attic for their cards.  It is gorgeous and meaningful, not to mention perfect for the occasion.
 I want to show you the pink card first.  It happens to be my favorite of the two even though they are so similar.
 Here is a closeup of the bottom part of the card where I wrapped embroidery floss around it, added a charm from the Christian Charms set.  I added glossy accents to the charm to make it more eye-catching.  The sentiment is one I printed from my computer and hand cut the banner.  Finally I added gold stickles dots on either side of the banner.
This is the blue card version.  The only difference is the shading on the background paper (The Luxury Stack by DCWV), the color of embroidery floss and the style of charm.
This charm is also from the Christian Charms set.  I just thought it was a little more masculine and when the set has that many to choose from, why not?
This is a close up of the chalice.  I embossed it with a damask embossing folder, rubbed versamark over the raised areas then used gold embossing powder on it.  Then I highlighted certain areas with a gold permanent marker.  I also used a lot of tan and brown chalk ink and some white gel pens to create dimension.
If you know anyone making their First Communion, I hope you will consider using these sets!  As you can see, it really makes a stunning card.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Entering here:
April 30 Crafty Hazelnut's patterned paper challenge


  1. Great cards. Thanks for sharing at MFP Simple Salutations.

  2. beautiful cards; thank you for playing along with us at MFP Simple Salutations Challenge.

  3. Beautiful cards, perfect for the occasion, love the effect you created with the chalices,thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  4. Beth these are beautiful! Your niece and nephew are going to love their cards!!!

  5. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your lovely cards - hope to see you again soon x

  6. these are great cards, very clever.Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck, Shazza

  7. Fabulous job of pulling all the elements together! Fantastic detail! I would love for you to check out my blog. I'm offering blog candy for followers. http://alllthingsbeautiful.blogspot.com Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Amy A.,DT

  8. Create caard, thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

  9. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 85: use embossing powder, Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x