February 17, 2012

Waltzingmouse Blog Party - think SPRING!

Good Afternoon!! (Well, here anyway!)  It's the 17th, so that means is time for the Waltzingmouse Blog Party!  Yaaaay!  I haven't gotten to play along in quite some time, but this month's theme got me going.  I can't think of Spring, and not think of cute little First Communicants. :)  This year, my big girl, as well as my Nephew (and Godson) will both make their First Holy Communion.

The nephew was born ON St. Patrick's day, so really, how could I NOT use Claire's Celtic Heritage stamp set for his card?? LOL.  


The cross image is heat embossed with detail gold embossing powder, and lots of little green gems were added to dress it up a bit.  The sentiment (also from Celtic Heritage) was stamped in Green Galore Ink from SU! - though I'm fairly certain it has been retired.  It looks a little washed out in my photo, but is a nice hearty green.  The roped background is stamped with the braid image from Irish Blessings, in Sahara Sand ink, also from SU!

Looking forward to making the rounds -- thanks for stopping by!!  Wishing you all a marvelous weekend!


Supplies:
Stamps: Celtic Heritage, Irish Blessings (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Green Galore (Retired), Sahara Sand (SU!)
Paper: Select White (PTI)
Accessories: Mega Mat Stack #4 die (PTI) Filigree Gold EP, Amuse and Doodlebug gems

30 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a lovely card, Tracey! The muted background design really brings your Celtic Cross into focus. I also have to comment on that beautiful jade Rosary. WOW...

Congrats on your daughters First Holy Communion...such a big event for her and you! =)

Julia Aston said...

Love the green rhinestones on the lovely Celtic cross - a wonderful Holy Communion card - great design on this - so glad you played along with us this month!

Joyce said...

What a beautiful card. And, I so enjoyed hearing about your big trip to Nicole's house. So jealous....

Cassie_lu said...

such a great card and the pop of the cross is amazing

jennfontaine said...

Really beautiful card! I love the green gems~the perfect touch!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

So beautiful and elegant! Big congrats to your daughter.

Have a wonderful week-end, hugs, Karin

~ Ali ~ said...

Tracey this is a beautiful creation...perfect in every way :O)

Ali x

Super Jen said...

Simply amazing.

Deborah Frings said...

The cross is gorgeous and I do like the gems! The sentiment in green is fabulous! A beautiful card!

Kim said...

Tracey...what an elegant card, so beuatiful and that cross is incredible.

Sharron said...

This is so lovely--a beautiful Communion card! Love the rhinestones on the Celtic cross!

Kelly S. said...

Oh my oh my, Tracey!!!! That Communion card is absolutely fantastic. I love the teeny green gems! Gorgeous background stamping. Oh WOW (I forgot to say that, too ) :)

Kary said...

What a gorgeous card, Tracey!! Love the perfect stamping and the green gems on the celtic cross. Just beautiful!!

Charmaine Stack said...

So lovely. Isn't it great to be able to stamp cards that are personal and special for our loved ones?

Deirdre said...

Beautiful card. That Celtic Cross is amazing.

Renee said...

Simply stunning!
Love that embossed cross with the jewels...
gorgeous!
And the stamped background...
perfect!
Just a truly gorgeous card...
and so perfect for First Communion!

JJ Bolton said...

Wow, it is stunning! Love the classic design and embossing!

Claire Brennan said...

OOh Tracey, this is fabby!! I love the gilded cross with the green gems!! never thought to do that but it's perfect!!! Hugs to you for playing along with us at WMS!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

How gorgeous and elegant!! LOVE the bg and your beautifully blinged celtic cross!! WOW!

Cathy Weber said...

This is so beautiful and so meaningful Tracey! I love the rhinestones on it, great pop of color.

LaurieJ said...

Your cross is gorgeous! What a fantastic card. You did an amazing job with the background - it's not easy getting those braids so perfectly stamped.

Pauline said...

Beautiful, love the Celtic stamped background, and the beautiful cross.

Marybeth said...

This is one of the most perfect Holy Communion cards I have see. Just beautiful! Is the sentiment from WMS ? I was making my 11th grandsons Baptism card for today and I had to use computer generated sentiments. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip to Nichole's house. Lucky Duck! :)

rudlis said...

This is absolutely fabulous!
Stunning design and gorgeous card!
Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words.

Cassi said...

what a stunning card!

Helen said...

Tracey this is a fab card. Great background stamping and the cross really stands out - love the green!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Your card is just beautiful--great job!

Chris

anya said...

Just beautiful, Tracey. The design of this is beautiful, with all the focus on your elegant embellished cross. Lovely contribution to the hop!

Robin said...

A bit late going around after the WMS Blog Party but still really enjoying all the fab inspiration... thanks for sharing, great communion card!!!!
Robin

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a wonderful communion card! I love the background stamping and the gems on the cross are beautiful! Congrats to your daughter!