Yesterday was a happy day indeed! THREE friends of mine were baptized - and at the beach, no less! It was a little chilly and rainy, but that wasn't enough to stop us ;)
Such a happy occasion, that of course, had to be celebrated with handmade cards signed by all their brothers and sisters.
The problem was, I didn't have any supplies or stamps that had sentiments that were baptism-themed. So, I pulled together what I had and I'll show you how to use supplies you might already have to fit any theme or occasion you need!
So my one biggest suggestion if you have a unique occasion is to get use out of your alpha stamps. We probably all have at least one set, and if not, a versatile set is a must have. I really like this one from Mama Elephant because it's a versatile san serif BUT it also has a unique and fun design. It's also the perfect card for both cards AND scrapbooking pages. Any time I can get double duty out of supplies, I am a happy girl.
For my first card, I used this alpha to heat emboss "CONGRATS" on the front of a piece of watercolor paper in white. when that was done, I watercolored some really simple flowers on top of that and the white heat embossing resisted the paint so that you can see the words. Really easy! If you're interested in a future tutorial or video on the watercolor flowers, please let me know below! :)
I used the alpha stamp set for my second card as well, but made up a more unique sentiment this time. I also used a smaller alpha stamp set for the second line of the sentiment, but that could easily be handwritten if you don't have one.
Then, I colored in some really cute robots that I am in LOVE with from this stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I think it goes perfectly with the sentiment because it's a "family" of robots. Also, it makes this card so appropriate if you know a guy being baptized and you don't want to make a card with flowers. ;)
For my last card, I pulled out another favorite stamp set from Lawn Fawn, Let's Roll. I thought the sentiment "Soy happy for you" was appropriate, and of course, so cute! Coloring the images in this stamp set is so fun, and I get to practice my Distress Marker skills.
And to add something a little extra special, I added some Wink of Stella glitter to part of the images - glittery soy sauce, why not? ;)
Question: If anyone knows of any good stamp sets that are specifically for baptisms/other church occasions, would you let me know??? I've become something of a token cardmaker for my church, so any stamp sets that are relevant would be great to know of for the future.
But, as it is, I think I did an okay job using the supplies I already have ;)