Saturday, 20 April 2013
Today is my niece's Confirmation. I find it hard to make Confirmation and First Communion (my nephew, next month) cards. First, I'm not Catholic, so while I can appreciate the importance of these rites of passage, I did not experience them firsthand. Second, I find it difficult to strike an appropriate balance between the sacred solemnity of the occasion, and the fun-loving ages of the kids who are receiving the cards. Especially the girls - they love glitter and sparkle and often have a limited appreciation of subtlety.
I can tell you confidentially, that I'm not 100% sure of this. Although it's almost all white (more on that in a minute), it still feels busier than I intended. I started with Papertrey's circle die - which fits perfectly on a 4.25x5.5 card front. I emptied out all the shapes, and then filled in the ones that form a cross, with a sandwich of one white circle, 2 hot pink and then one white one on top. This added a bit of dimension and is an old trick of mine for adding just a touch of colour. On the central circle, I embossed the 'e' (for Ellie) from MFT's Monogram alpha in glitter ep - it fits perfectly! And then I added the bling (maybe that's where I went overboard, but I know she'll like the sparkle!)
I'd love to hear what you think! Most importantly, I can't wait to hear what Ellie thinks!
PS - thank you for all your good wishes - I am now in love with the defense counsel who used one of his peremptory challenges to exclude me from this jury and free me up to continue with my life! All before lunch on Friday!