I chose a burgundy background, which looks a bit like alter wine, with a chalice and host for the image. I really like the look of a thin line around the inside of a card. I could get that look from the Papertrey Ink Framed stamp set. Unfortunately I didn't have the time or money to purchase the set so I improvised. I could have marked each card off with pencil marks and using a straight edge drawn the border with my gold pen. But I am a bit lazy and I had a lot of cards to make so I made a template. I used a bit of stencil material and glued it to a piece of chipboard making sure a bit of the stencil hung off the chipboard on all sides so ink would not bleed under the template.
The template makes creating that frame quick and easy. I figured out where I wanted the sentiment and put a couple of marks on the template as a guide. Then I put the template down on the card and ran the pen around the edge making sure I didn't go into the sentiment area. Then putting the sentiment exactly where I wanted it was even easier.
The host was simply a bit of vanilla card stock punched with a 1" circle punch then I stamped a lower case "t" in the center. The chalice was created on the Silhouette and the video link below shows you how to make it yourself.
To see it larger go to: my Screencast.com Site
- The particulars
- Paper: Stampin' Up! Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla and Paper Source Gold
- Stamps: Stampin' Up! ABC Alphabet Lower, Studio Calico "Thank You" Ink: Versamark (with Gold Embossing powder), Zig Painty Gold paint pen, Distress Ink in Antique Linen
- Embellishments: Dimensional (under host)