Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Christening Card

Hello, Crafters.

Today's card is the Christening card I made for my friend who I made yesterday's engagement card for. Carol asked for a joint Christening card for her two grandsons and I have to admit, at first, I really didn't know how I was going to do it.

That's when the idea of a Double Twisted Easel Card came to mind. I liked the idea because each child could have his own part of the card! I searched YouTube to find out how they're made and was really pleased to see how easy they are.

To make this card, I used Pool Party Cardstock and the Pool Party script design from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack, as well as Whisper White Cardstock.

If you missed my post on Sunday, this is the link to my video showing how to make a Double Twisted Easel Card.

I cut, scored and folded as per instructions and then adhered all the base parts together. I used Lost Lagoon Ink for all the stamping as I think Pool Party can be a bit light for sentiments.

For the Cross, the sentiments, including the verse, and the bird I used All God's Grace Stamp Set. I stamped the Cross on Pool Party and fussy cut it, leaving a small edge of cardstock all round.

Then I stamped two banners from Bloomin' Love onto Whisper White Cardstock. Using the For Your and Christening stamps I stamped inside the banners - so easy with photopolymer stamps! Then I die cut them using the banner die in the Large Numbers Framelits.

I stamped the James 1:17 verse onto Whisper White Cardstock and die cut using one of the Square Layering Framelits, making sure I positioned it so the verse was at the bottom of the square.

At the same time, I die cut a scalloped larger square in Pool Party. I stamped two birds angled above the Biblical verse and  adhered the two die cuts together using Tombow.

I used the Little Letters Thinlits Dies - which are retiring today! - to die cut the letters for the boys' names. Using Tombow, I adhered each name on one of the 4" squares at the bottom, leaving about a quarter of an inch gap from the bottom. Then, using Dimensionals, I adhered one  banner at the top of each square, again leaving a gap of a quarter of an inch at the top. Then I used Dimensionals to adhere the crosses.

I adhered the two 4" squares in place and was then able to adhere the verse in place using Dimensionals to hold the squares in place.

The last photograph shows how the card folds flat for the envelope. It will fit into a business envelope, what we call DL here in the UK but I think it looks nicer to make your own. On Wednesday, I'll be posting a video showing how I made a really professional looking envelope using the Envelope Punch Board.

That's it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Wow!! What a lovely "keepsake" gorgeous Jan. Thank you :o)

    1. Thanks, Audrey. I hope they like it too! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

  2. lovely idea. cheers Jan the card is beautiful.

    1. Many thanks, Pearl. I'm pleased you like this idea. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. Could you get any more perfect than this choice? I don't think so. This turned out really well, Jan and once again, your recipients would be thrilled, I'm sure. Brilliant job!

    1. I'm glad you like this, Geraldine. I was really undecided what to do for images but I'm happy with what I chose in the end. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.