Saturday, April 25, 2009

Santino's First Holy Communion Invitation

About six weeks ago, Amor (a woman I sing with in the Holy Family 6 o'clock choir) asked if I could create forty invitations for her son's First Holy Communion. Of course, I said yes, but since most of my paper crafting experience has been with cards and scrapbook layouts, I was both excited and a tad nervous at the prospect of designing an invitation.

I started with the color scheme; I've always been a big fan of light blue, chocolate brown, and white and I thought they would work well for this project. From there, I opened up Microsoft Word and typed up the text, choosing to use Bernhard Fashion BT for the majority of the text and Carmine Tango for Santino's full name. I printed out the text on white SU! cardstock (two per sheet) and trimmed down the cardstock. Then, I stamped the cross (from Stampin' Up!'s Refuge and Strength set) with Cool Caribbean ink. After stamping the image, I coated it with SU! clear embossing powder, tapped the excess off, and heated it with a heat tool. Lastly, I placed each invitation on a piece of Cool Caribbean cardstock and then matted it on chocolate brown cardstock. After completing all of the invitations, I looked them over one last time, and was pretty pleased with the way they turned out!

Thank you, Amor, for providing me with the opportunity to create my {first} set of invitations. And a big congratulations to Santino, who celebrated his First Holy Communion this morning. Wishing you everlasting faith, hope, peace, and joy!

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