Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!
Today, we are preparing for Tropical Storm Alberto. Oh what fun! Luckily, it is looking as though he will be merely dumping a ton of rain on us. I will be praying for those who will be dealing with a direct hit. I am also praying that Alberto dissipates.
Every year, I make a point to make a special card for my church. Something that has enough room for everyone to sign. I always try to go above and beyond on this card. It is a Thank You card for my dad. He is the pastor of our church. This man, is the greatest!
A lot of pastors, preach as a full time job. They get paid. My dad was blessed with having a full time job, on top of being a pastor. My dad has been a pastor for over twenty years. God has blessed our church with him. He takes time out of his busy days off to go to our church and mow the grass, paint, do whatever our church needs. He is always visiting our elderly, he makes a point to be there for everyone that attends the church.
When I was really little, my dad had just gotten saved and wasn’t ordained all that long. The pastor at the time, left our church. My dad volunteered to take over services until we found a new pastor. That was over twenty years ago. I think we found our pastor. I am so honored to be able to call this man my daddy. So, I know that this card means so much, not only to our amazing church, but to me as well. With that being said, let’s talk card making.
Base Black measures 8 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches; scored at 4 1/4 inches
(3) Designer card stock pieces measuring 5 1/4 inches by 4 inches
(3) White measuring 5 inches by 3 3/4 inches
Scrap white paper
Scrap black paper
Christian Stamps from Michael’s
Paisley Stamps from JoAnn’s
Thank you stamp from Atomic Age Artifacts *Will explain*
StaZOn Jet Black
1 3/4 inch circle thinlit
1 1/4 inch circle thinlit
Acrylic mounting blocks
Okay, right quick. Atomic Age Artifacts is a local consignment shop near me. This particular place has a wonderful woman who sells her old stamps. They are in amazing condition and I absolutely love going there. The gentleman who owns and runs the place is so kind and friendly. Just talking about it makes me want to jump in the car and go there.
Now, when I scored the base for this card, I made a point to really varnish the fold on my base. I did this because I am putting three layers on three sides of this card. That is a lot on a card. I wanted to make sure that the inner layers would not cause the front of the card to pop up or look odd. At the end of the card, I made a point to varnish my fold one more time to ensure the fold.
Here comes the fun part, stamping. I mounted my paisley stamp on my block and I made sure to ink this stamp up really well. When you work with stamps that have a lot of detail, you want to make sure that you get a fantastic coverage of ink. Once inked, I stamped on one piece of white (5 inches by 3 3/4 inches) on both corners of the top, and once on the bottom left corner.
Before I set this piece off to the side, I mounted my cross to my block. Now, this particular cross, the word “Jesus” is attached. So, I stamped this cross with the word stamping off. I only wanted the image for this project. I also stamped this cross in the same manner on the other two white pieces.
I used my tape runner to adhere my white pieces on my designer card stock. I then layered those on the card. The piece that had the paisley images, I adhered to the front of my card. The other two pieces were adhered inside the card.
Now, I worked on the sentiment. This particular stamp is not just the words, it has a whole design around it. However, I did not particularly like the design for this card, but I loved the font. I stamped my image on my scrap piece of white paper. Then the sentiment was ran through my BigKick with the 1 1/4 inch circle thinlit; this size was perfect with cutting out just the words. Then the black paper was run through the BigKick with the 1 1/4 inch circle thinlit. I used my tape runner to adhere the white piece on to the black. I added a couple of dimensionals to the back and adhered that to the center of the front of the card.
After that, I decided to add some pizzazz to the envelope. I stamped the cross in the bottom left corner of the front of the card. I stamped my paisley design twice to form a really cool looking label, so I could write my dad’s name in the middle. I stamped a few times on the flap of the envelope for a little something extra. That really finished the project off.
This card was an absolute treat to work on. I loved the stamps, the ink, just everything. This was awesome. I am so excited for my dad to open this card once it full of sweet words from everyone.
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Thank you and God Bless!
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