Sunday, June 7, 2009

Bashful Baptism

It's a beautiful Sunday morning here in southwestern PA, the kind for taking the coffee outside and sitting on the patio. But first . . .

Stephanie is attending the baptism of a wee baby boy today and asked me to make a quick card. I haven't mastered "quick" and "card" in the same sentence yet, so a little panic set in because my stamps collection is sorely lacking some nice inspirational sets and sentiments. Fortunately, I won the gorgeous Easter Blessings set at the Gina K Designs March release party on SCS, which features a beautiful cross among its images.

I stamped the cross in Bashful Blue on WW, then ran it through the Bug with an oval Nestie. I layered that over a BB scalloped oval Nestie, then applied these teeny tiny flat-back pearls using Crystal Effects, a toothpick, and tweezers.
(patience is a virtue)

I was going to emboss a WW panel with Swiss Dots to layer over the BB base, but then remembered I purchased a few sheets of beautiful printed vellum by Colorbok, just because it was pretty. I used a piece of sticky tape in the middle and added flat-back pearls to hide the CE that I used to anchor each corner. I wanted to raise the image panel, but my dimensionals were a little bit too thick, so a small piece of chipboard mounted under the oval was perfect.

A plain and simple card? Yes, but sometimes less is more. And The Daughter likes it, so that's *all* that matters. LOL!

Someday, *hopefully*, I'll learn the art of taking pictures indoors that will turn out "just right", in the early morning light, using my Ott light craft light (thanks Suzanne Dean for the tip!).

Well, it's time to take my coffee, along with the furry felines, outside to enjoy this glorious gift of a morning. Hope you all find time to relax and enjoy the little things today, too!

Happy Creating!


kadie said...

This is beautiful. I love those pearls. What a great idea and adds the perfect touch of elegance! Great card, Susan!

Sandra MacLean said...

Less is sometimes a WHOLE LOT more Susan! This card is oh so pretty! And yes, patience is a virtue, but when practiced, is so worth the effort! These pearls are a beautiful touch. Great card Susan!

Catherine said...

This is so elegant and I love the serene colors. Perfect for such a holy occassion! Great job, Susan! I bet The Daughter was gaga for this beauty!

Lorie said...

What a beautifully elegant card! All the special details are stunning! An absolute gorgeous creations!

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful and simple - a perfect combination for a Baptism card. All those pearls - patience is a virtue :)

Mary(OhioMary) said...

This is just gorgeous Susan. Good thing you only had to make one. The beading details on the scallops just make this so elegant.

Carolyn Bounds said...

Oh my word!!! This is the pictoral definition of GORGEOUS! Every detail is positively breathtaking. Like your daughter, I too love this exquisite creation!!!


Deb Neerman said...

WoW! This is so elegant and beautiful!