Charlie's Christening Card

Some very dear friends of ours (*waving* Turtle and Hegs!) have a bunch (well three anyway!) of gorgeous boys, the latest of whom - Charlie -  was christened earlier this year.  This brought up a dilemma as to what I could do for a card, as I don't own any stamps that would really do the job for a christening, and boy cards challenge me at the best of times...  Hmmmm...  a little outside the sqaure thinking was required.... Here's what I came up with in the end...

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I created the cross by using my paper piercing template and just punching the outline.  It took a bit of trial and error to get the proportions and spacing right.  Then I masked around the cross using post-it notes and stamped the swirl from Priceless inside the post-its, following with some sponging for more definition.  A tiny touch of glitter (this is a boy's card after all!) and that part was done!

The rest is layering of a variety of blue tones and a touch of ribbon!  What do you think...?  Ok for a handsome little man's christening?!

"Charlie's Christening Card" Stamps: Priceless Paper: Soft Sky Textured, Whisper White, Night of Navy Ink: Ballet Blue Accessories: Ballet Blue wide grsograin ribbon, Soft Sky stitched grosgrain ribbon, Crafter's Tool Kit, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals