First Holy Communion Card

A special card for a special young lady to congratulate and celebrate her First Holy Communion.

I used my new Silhouette Cameo, and I continue to be impressed at its cutting ability.  I used the “Lizzy, Paper Doll” and using the Silhouette Designer Studio, I was able to change her arm position (from outstretched) to hold a rosary.  I have a lot to learn with the tool, but I am pleased at my first effort.  I also was able to create the skirt portion of her dress, change her hair, and create and cut her eyes and her mouth.  The Cameo cut the tiny flowers for her headpiece without issue and also did a great job on the interior Celtic Cross (also from the Silhouette Online Store).

I used my Spellbinders dies to cut the frame in the front of the card as well as the scalloped pink edge.  The window (Papertrey Ink Clear Cardstock) was stamped with Staz On ink in cotton white.

I hope she’ll like it – she is a terrific young lady – smart, creative, and caring.

EDITED:  The earlier photo did not fully show the “beauty” of stamping on acetate so I took some more photos.  I had read on-line that sometimes acetate is hard to stamp as it “slides”  which makes it difficult to stamp.  So I placed the sheet on my Silhouette mat to hold it in place, stamped with the Staz On ink, and it didn’t slide at all.  It’s not perfect, but I think it is acceptable.

I also decided to submit this card in the CR84FN Color Challenge as the latest 2 week challenge was medium pink, tan, and cream.  This is a fabulous way to challenge yourself with lots of inspiration from a terrific Design Team.  Clicking on the graphic below will take you to the page with all of the details.  A new challenge will be published on Sunday.

9 thoughts on “First Holy Communion Card

  1. This is just gorgeous! I love the beautiful, subtle color palette and the gorgeous cuts. I have been so anti-software, but your Cameo usage and these cuts are just lovely!! Perfect, beautiful card! Piper will love it! Best wishes with the challenge!

  2. I came back to pin this on my pinterest board and noticed the new photo! I hadn’t realized the window– it is gorgeous and I was wondering about the text on it. Great tip to use a mat and Staz On! I think it is perfect!

  3. What a beautiful card! Makes me think of when my DD made her 1st communion nearly 20 years ago! Thanks for the memory and thanks for joining along with CR84FN 🙂

  4. Awww…this is so fabulous! I am glad I finally had a minute to sit down and look at it. I have been beyond busy, my dear. And, I don’t see a change in that for a couple more weeks. I am having Cameo/Cricut withdrawals. So glad to hear that you are impressed with that Cameo. I knew you would be. Your small rosary looks fabulous, as well as the dainty flowers on this Communion frock. This little paper dress and headpiece look like the real thing. And I adore this window you put in. I am intrigued by this Papertrey Ink clear cardstock. Sounds like it would be thicker (and therefore easier to work with) than a piece of transparency. I love the window effect. It is an absolutely gorgeous card. You put your heart into everything you do. Your whole heart. My little man makes his First Communion this Sunday. I took a picture of the card I made him and brought it in to our fabulous “Mad Hatter Bakery” in Newport to have a cake made to match the card. Can’t wait to pick it up on Saturday. I’ll send you a photo. (Isn’t that a fabulous name for a bakery?!) Have a wonderful day, my friend. And thank you for sharing this. It just made my night!

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