It was my son’s confirmation over the weekend.  I should have been more prepared and ordered Special Blessing, but that didn’t happen. So,I ended up using my daughter’s non SU alphabet stamp set. I’m sure it would have been a whole lot easier to use if I had a Stamp-a-ma-jig.

I embossed the flourish from Baroque Motifs onto Riding Hood Red cardstock, stamped half an image with red ink along the top, and then layered it with Basic black cardstock. My daughter gave this to her brother.


Next I needed a card from my hubby and I. Again my talented SIL sent Nathan a card for his confirmation. I didn’t case it, but I certainly used it for inspiration and it was a challenge to see what I could come up with.

Riding Hood Red was the perfect colour for the occasion. I teamed it up with Close to cocoa and used multiple stamp sets including Weathered, Lovely as a tree, Starring you and All scallops.

I sponged the edges of the cross to make it appear more natural, and distressed the edges of the card-stock to enhance the whole natural effect. As well as using markers to give depth to the tree image. To top it all off, dimensionals were added to adhere the cross.