Monday, April 21, 2008

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

This weekend I accomplished two of my stamping goals - using my new Cuttlebug and Embossing Folders AND designing Confirmation invitations for our niece, plus a card to send to her made from the trial pieces. "Trial pieces?", you may ask. You know, when you try out different color combos, layouts, etc. until the *right* ones come together and you say, "That's the one!" It's really not that different from finding your wedding dress!! :)

I wasn't that interested in the Cuttlebug UNTIL I received a card, then started seeing on my fav blogs, designs using the Embossing Folders. Thanks to a Sudsol Sister who shared a link to a site that was offering the Cuttlebug for $35!!!! - I got in on that deal - then went a little eBay crazy and picked up several Embossing Folders for both very good prices and average prices. So - hopefully I'll be using these more often. This Confirmation invitation needed some kind of background on the Lovely Lilac layer and the Cuttlebug came to mind. It was exactly what I was looking for - no additional color or shading, just some added texture.

But I must admit that the focal piece you are looking at, is not the one I went with. Why? Because my scanner wouldn't pick up the Almost Amethyst Classic Ink. I *almost* chose the colors from the focal pieces you are viewing, but decided for my niece, a softer look was better. PLUS, I liked how the Cross was more subtly in the background, an ever-present shadow, part of everything - like the breaths we take or the beats of our hearts. The Dove, of course, is a long time symbol of the Holy Spirit. So - on the actual cards that will be sent, the Cross is in Almost Amethyst, and the Dove is in Lovely Lilac.

On *these* samples - the Cross is stamped off in Lovely Lilac, and the Dove is stamped in Elegant Eggplant.

Stamp Sets: Refuge and Strength, Peace Be Unto You (retired)

Colors: Lovely Lilac, Almost amethyst, Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White

Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Designer Label Punch, Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Cuttlebug and Swirls Embossing Folder.


1 comment:

Paula said...

Very pretty Confirmation card Juli. I like the lilac/amethyst soft colors, and the cross behind the dove. Very nice!