Saturday, April 17, 2021

Born of Water and the Spirit


Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing a quick Clean and Simple card using stamps, dies and paper from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I am having so much fun with the Craft Consortium Vivid Ink Drops 6x6 Paper PadI love the look of the alcohol ink backgrounds and this one with the blues, purples and touches of gold reminded me of water.

I paired a sheet of the Vivid Ink Drops paper along with Bazzill Mirror Gold Cardstock and the new Baptism (and More) stamp set to create a card celebrating baptism. The Baptism (and More) stamp set has so many great sentiments and several verses- not just for baptism but for all year round!

I absolutely love this mirror cardstock (sorry for the glare in some of the photos, it definitely has a mirror finish and is so thick)!  I am looking forward to using it with an embossing folder, plus there are other finishes available- silver, copper - it will be wonderful to emboss with an embossing folder)!

While baptism is not a step you take for salvation, once you have accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior through faith alone, it is an outward expression of an inward change for a born-again Christian. 

The abstract nature of the Vivid Ink Drops paper lends itself to a masculine feel and would be perfect for a young (or older) man who was recently baptized.

As I have mentioned in previous posts, my personal goal is to create a card for each of the over 800 Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenges and decided to incorporate the SC764 Sketch for the layout (from August 2019).       

In addition to the sketch challenge, I am also joining the Watercooler Wednesday #WWC313 Tristan’s Challenge- All Things Masculine and the Word Art Wednesday #487-#488 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

If you have not had time to check out the Stamp Simply blog or the other challenge sites yet, I hope you will do so- wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Trim a piece of the Bazzill Mirror Gold Cardstock to approx. 4” x 5 ¼” and mount onto a white card base.

Cut the 6x6 inch panel of Vivid Ink Drops paper to approx. 4” x 5” and cut into four strips with the bottom strip a bit wider than the other three.

Mount the strips of paper onto the card front, separating the panels (per the sketch).

De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, ink the sentiment from the Baptism (And More) set with Versamark ink, stamp onto the prepared panel, apply extra fine gold embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  

Repeat the above steps on the inside of the card using the words from the Baptism (And More) set “Congratulations on your Baptism.

Allow the embossing to cool, die cut the verse sentiment using an oval die (cutting a few extra dies from white cardstock), adhere the ovals together to create a thicker panel and mount onto the front of the card with dimensional foam (or chipboard).

That is, it- the card is finished! Quick and easy and flat for mailing!

Stamp Sets Baptism (and More) (Stamp Simply)


Cardstock/Paper:  White, Bazzill Mirror Cardstock- Gold 6 ct, Craft Consortium Ink Drops- Vivid  6x6 Paper Pad

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr. Oval Dies, Embossing Powder Tool, Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Thanks again for taking the time to visit! I hope I have inspired you to create something this weekend, sweet friends!


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

The background panels look fabulous on this beautiful card, Julie!

Karen Letchworth said...

GORGEOUS, Julie. That paper is really amazing, and I love the stamp set from Stamp Simply. Your art is always such a treat. Thanks for sharing with us, and God bless you.
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