One of the things I always like to point out at this time of year is that Christmas isn’t a happy time for everyone. We have a friend who lost their daughter on Christmas Day and for them Christmas will always bring with it sad memories. However I feel it’s still really important to send a card to let them know we are thinking of them. Today’s project with a “You are in my prayers” sentiment and cross image from the Hope & Prayer Stamp Set could be one option.
If this card seems familiar it’s because it was one that I designed as part of my personal “24 cards in 24 hours” challenge in November. Each of the 24 cards was revealed on my Papercraft with Me Facebook page as I made them, but today I wanted to give you all the details for this card.
I began with two pieces of Basic White Card, one 2-3/4″ x 4″ and the other 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then I used a Blending Brush to cover the surface of both pieces with a light layer of Starry Sky ink. I also covered the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope with ink too.
Next, from the Hope & Prayer Stamp Set I took the “You are in my prayers” sentiment. Using Starry Sky ink again, I stamped the sentiment towards the bottom of the smaller card piece. Then I stamped the cross image in the space above.
Before putting away the cross I also stamped it in the centre of the envelope flap, and in the centre towards the top of the larger card piece.
For my card base I used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Thick Basic White Card. After folding it along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix the larger card piece on the inside.
Starry Sky is my favourtite blue at the moment and I decided to use some Starry Sky Card as a mat layer for the remaining piece. Instead of having a symmetrical border I cut the card at 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4″. Then I used liquid glue to mount the sentiment layer on top.
Finally I attached the assembled layers to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals and my card was complete. I hope you like it.
For some other projects using the Hope & Prayer Stamp Set see these earlier blog posts: