Kyler's Christening deserved an extra special card.
So I created this one especially for him.
The first element I created was the Bible, for that I used the Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels #7 die. I cut a larger one out of brown shimmer card stock . From the die that was one size smaller than the cover of the bible I cut four sheets of cream color shimmer card stock. I inked, stamped and distressed the bible to give it an aged look. I rolled the edges of the pages and added some foam tape in between the pages to add dimension. The bookmark is made from a piece of leather and a little metal cross. This fall I will be catching up on all my video tuts and this book is already on my list to do a tutorial on. So look for it soon.
The next element that I worked on was the banner across the front of the card. I wanted to bring in elements from the decorations from the party so they would have memories from the celebration built in to the card. The banner is similar to the one that I created for the party decor. The birds and little flowers are like the ones that were on his cake and centerpiece (those will be future posts). These little birds are from Jolee and the banner is from My Minds Eye.
For the inside of the card I made a simple sentiment using my Word processing in my computer and cut it to fit the space. I matted it with the same brown shimmer card stock as the bible and used a banner tag from My Minds Eye to bring in a hint of the light blue from the banner.
Since this card was going to be hand delivered I didn't worry about the bulk that the dimensional bible gave to the card. If it was going to be mailed I probably wouldn't have made it with so many pages. But it REALLY turned out phenomenal with all that dimension and texture!
Something to treasure forever.