I was asked to make a "big" card for Mark Jordon for Pastor Appreciation Day. I'll take it to church Sunday and get the congregation to sign it while he and Donna are on their vacation to the beach. I was having a hard time deciding what to make. I scoured Pinterest for several days. There aren't many that I liked. This one is a little bit of one, a little bit of another, and a little bit of me.
I used silver mirrored cardstock for the backing of the cross. The cross is the one from the Wedding Cricut cartridge. I cut it at 6" and cut the blackout at 6" from the mirrored cardstock. I used pop-dots between those two layers so the cross would have a shadowed effect, sitting up from the silver backing. The mirrored strip was embossed with the dots folder. (It looks black in this picture, but it's a strip of the mirrored silver cardstock). I used my punches for the leaves and flowers. I used the palest pink, blue, and two pale shades of green. I only wanted faint coloring in the leaves and flowers.
I added rhinestones, silver dots, chrome blings, and green pearls for the centers of the flowers. I punched the butterfly from a piece of patterned vellum and bent the wings up and only applied glue to the butterfly body. The "In Appreciation" was printed on the paper and then cut, using the Big Kick die cutter.
The inside has folded paper, glued just to the center fold to make "pages", to give everyone space to add their congratulations.
The verse is from 1st Corinthians 9:14 - " ...the Lord commanded that those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel." I thought that would be appropriate for a preacher!
Note: If you click on the picture, it will expand so you can see the entire card.
September 23, 2012
5 years ago