Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Growing with God Confirmation Gift


For my daughters recent Confirmation, or Affirmation of Baptism, I wanted to mark the important dates as her relationship with God grows. This would include things like her baptism, mission trip (there are a few) and related events that defined her and her bond deeper. 

What is the easiest way to do this?? My Digital Studio, of course. 

Apparently I did not have any cross stamps or embellishment. Not sure how that happened but I hopped on to Stampin' Up! and bought Cross of Hope. 

I wanted the cross in gold, the closest ink we have is Crushed Curry. Printed it works as a close proximity to gold. 

My daughters tastes are classic and filigree type stuff.  The background is more of a doily look and was in Wisteria Wonder, but change the opacity of it and the look changes. Also because of her style preference she likes the very scripty calligraphic fonts. I also put asterisks as place holders for real rhinestones to add after printing. Yes I wanted to real deal for dimention and texture. 

You cannot tell in the picture but I used the square punch to create a rectangle behind the important dates in whisper white and lowered the opacity. It creates a very subtle frame behind that section. 

Due to time frames I was not able to send to Stampin' Up! for printing. I printed it at home by exporting it as a .jpeg file and importing to MS Word. Our printer as a printing margin where you cannot bleed past. It was ok. I needed to trim it to 8 x 10 to fit the frame. 

I found a frame that was a nice espresso colored wood with just a hint of gold to match the cross. 

I am pleased with the finished project. My daughter was very touched. She wants all her mission trips listed, which I feel can be noted in other places. This item was about firsts. 

Below is the original MDS file. If you are interested in ordering something like this or learning how to make one, contact me today. It really is easy. Colors and papers can be changed.  



Thanks for stopping by, happy stamping, Sandy

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Keep being creative, Sandy

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