Greetings Nomad friends and followers. I hope that the week is going well for you all. Here in Norwayland we are coming into Confirmation Season. Now in the UK it is actually quite a rarity for folks to get Confirmed. Obviously it has dropped out of fashion and after remembering all the studying we had to do I am not totally surprised. Here in Norway, and I suspect the whole of Scandinavia, it is something that almost everyone does when they reach 15 and it's usually a Spring thing. Many do get confirmed in church but there are also non-church services so I think it's sort of a right of passage to adulthood, rather than the strictly Christian thing I experienced many years ago. So here people maybe don't send New Year cards or Easter cards but you can bet there is a demand for Confirmation cards. I am making a few this year but as with anything I am finding it easier to make for the young ladies rather than the young men. Since I need male cards I decided I needed to sit down with that as a goal and here's the result....
I started by making a background collage of stamps. I used Clearsnap Rollerstamps Define It, Happy Hands and Simple Dots with black ink. I just rolled away and filled in the gaps. I bought these a little while ago in a sale and was going to take them off the rollers but since seeing how fast you can cover a large area I am a bit of a convert. I tinted using DI Dusty Concord, Pine Needles and Walnut Stain.
I made a second background using DI Ocean Spray, Pine Needles, Mowed Lawn, Tattered Shutters, and Barn Door, spritzed with water and splatted with white paint. Onto this I stamped my boy stamp from Kort og Godt, cut him out, mounted on black card and cut him out again. The sentiment is also a Kort og Godt stamp stamped onto card I had embossed with Sizzix Cracked embossing folder and then coloured with DI Mowed Lawn. Mounted on black card again and I added a couple of silver metal corners from Korthobby.
I mounted the whole thing on black card and added another silver metal flourish from Korthobby at the top.
Entering this for
Korthobby Utfordring April - Konfirmasjon
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Background
Kort O Mania - Vår
Sorry I didn't have the proper name on the stamps from Kort og Godt but I clipped the packaging so don't know what they are called. If anyone does please let me know for my future reference....
Take care, have a good one and thanks for dropping by.