Thursday, April 14, 2011

First Communion & "Ray" Tutorial

I made this for my son who will be making his first communion in a couple of weeks. I thought this would also be an nice Easter card! I started by clear embossing the large cross image. I then sponged just a little bit of blue around the edges of the cross (from the center outward). Be sure to always wipe the ink off your embossing frequently during this process! Warning: terrible pictures ahead but I think you'll get the idea! To make the "rays" you'll need a trusty sticky note! I like to imagine my piece is a clock and the sticky note is the hand that is anchored in the center. I start with the hand at 12 o'clock (straight up) and sponge a little blue ink from the sticky note onto the piece. I then move the sticky note a few "minutes" ahead, pivoting from that center point, and sponge again. Work your way all around. If you do not "think like a clock" you'll end up getting confused which way the rays are supposed to go and end up sponging some of the rays in one direction and the rest in a different direction (trust me). It may also be helpful to do the 12, 3, 6, and 9 positions on the clock and then go back and work your way all the way around the clock.
Stamps: Treehouse Stamps Count Your Blessings Paper: Bashful Blue, GP 110 Ink: Bashful Blue, Versamark Accessories: Clear detail embossing powder, sticky note

Michelle B.