Saturday, October 15, 2011
You know Baptism cards can be tricky. They can either be very simple or they can be quite formal and in front of the entire congregation at the church. A friend asked if I could make her a Baptism card for a Greek Orthodox ceremony. Sure no problem.
I had to do some research on the internet before I started. I didn't want to make something inappropriate but I also had to recognize that this was a traditional religious ceremony that recognizes that the entire congregation is asked to accept the child as their own and everyone is asked to celebrate with the family. I knew that I had to incorporate a cross and the ones that I cut were from the Designer's Calendar Cricut cartridge. One cross was cut from baby blue cardstock and the other one was cut another cross a bit smaller in white cardstock, scored it using my Martha Stewart scoreboard horizontally and vertically. When I pressed the sides down, it gave the cross a 3D look. I then added dimensionals behind it and placed it on top of the blue cross The word "rejoice" was placed above the cross. This white layer was then added to the front of a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" baby blue card.
To create the inside images, I first printed the blessing onto cardstock from my HP printer. Then using the "center point" button on my Cricut Expression machine, I cut around the blessing using my Lacy Labels Cricut cartridge. It came out perfectly! The baby booties were cut out from my Paper Doll Dressup Cricut Cartridge and mounted on baby blue cardstock. White satin ribbons were added and placed underneath the verse.
My friend really loved the card and I understand it was a very lovely ceremony.