Saturday, November 10, 2012

Celebrating Confirmation

My nephew, God son, just made his Confirmation.  I've had his gift for a few weeks now, but wasn't quite sure how to package it.  Then I saw THIS tutorial on how to make a double-pocket card -- PERFECT!

I, of course, adjusted all the sizes and things to fit what I had on hand.  The color for Confirmation is RED as a symbol of receiving the Holy Spirit.  So the predominant color is Real Red.  I also chose Crumb Cake as an earthly-tone to represent the climate the Saints lived in 2,000 years ago--and the dirt that was washed off their feet by those that followed them.  The blue is like the sky--where the heavens lie.  Hemp twine reminded me of the simple vestments and ropes the Apostles wore.  I inked all the edges to give it an aged look, and soften the brightness of the colors.

Here's the card by itself:

And here's the card with the goodies inside (a prayer card, and the medallion necklace for St. James the Greater). I had to custom make a tag to hold the chain -- small punched holes and short slits worked wonderfully to hold it all in place. The tiny tags (solid one is behind the '4 You' one) added just a simple sentiment to the front.


Stamps:  Speckle Roll (retired), Tiny Tags
Paper:  Whisper White CS, Crumb Cake, Read Red, Bashful Blue, Real Red Polka Parade
Ink: Soft Suede
Punches:  Tiny tag, 1/16" hole punch
Other: Sponge, Hemp twine, Simply Scored Table, heavy-duty double-sided tape

1 comment:

Heather North said...

This card is a beautiful testament to your faith. I loved reading the description of why you added each element to your card. You put a lot of thought and love into it and it shows.