My sister-in-law, Marie, requested me to make a graduation card for her friend who was graduating from Theological college as a counsellor. She wanted a church on it and some specific text. This made me really think of what to create as I didn’t have any stamps with a church on it. I love when I get these types of requests because they challenge me to make cards that I may not have otherwise.
I wracked my brain for days and then thought of the Hometown Greetings die which has a little church as part of one of the edgelits and thought of a design that could incorporate it. As it was a little church, I thought of the hymn ‘Church in the Wildwood’. My sister-in-law lives in Tasmania and I wanted to evoke that country feel in the card with a little country church.
Isn’t it lovely that when we create our cards we can tailor them to the individual? This is a part of cardmaking I love so much. Whenever I am asked to create cards for weddings or special birthdays, I always try to find out some special information about the recipient. Whether it’s their hobbies, jobs, interests, colour schemes. It’s so nice to create unique handmade items.
To create this card I die cut the church from glossy cardstock so it stood out against the background. This was created by brayering various ink colours and then stamping with images from Lovely as a Tree and Waterfront stamp sets. I fussy cut the logs from the Wood Texture DSP. I love how this added the open fireplace look and the gingham ribbon added the finishing touch for some extra country charm.
The sentiment is from a retired stamp set but it was perfect for the occasion. The little sign saying ‘Rev. Jen’ was a fun addition for the recipient. It was really tiny so I printed it and then stamped it with the Hardwood stamp.
The background is the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper which coordinated well with my colour scheme. I didn’t want to post this card online until Jen received it. Im pleased to say she loved her personalized card.
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