This was a special weekend. Not only was it a celebration of our country's independence, but in our family, it was also a celebration of Carter's baptism. It was a very small intimate ceremony- just family and close friends of Scott and Megan - it was truly a blessed day.
I had been trying to figure out the perfect gift, even though we were told "no gifts". How can a Grammy not bring a gift?? Nope - not gonna happen! Besides, I had already made it when the "no gift" edict came down - so too late for me!
I found the coolest idea on Pinterest. (how did we come up with ideas before Pinterest?!?) This is where I got my inspiration. I loved the idea of a printed plaque, but remembered that I had some mirrored plastic (from Darice and Tim Holtz). I have been wanting to try engraving but I have been such a coward. :( So I figured no time like the present. And let me preface the rest of this by saying it's a good thing I had a surplus of mirrored plastic as there is definitely a learning curve with engraving. But I kept trying and finally ended up with a gift I am so proud of and happy to share with Carter. I had it framed so it would be a little more "finished". Here is how it turned out when all done. (as you can see in the pictures above, engraving on mirrored surfaces is really difficult to capture in a photo...)
This is mirrored plastic - hard to capture the sheen of the mirror
Can you see his name is spelled out in the verses? That was fun!
A closer look at the engraving - all done in SCAL with the new crosshatch fill
All framed and ready to reside in Carter's room.
Cut file printed on laser printer and foiled with FoilMaster.
Results of the print and cut...
The finished cross
It was fun to put the FoilMaster to work along with the Silver Bullet. They are such good partners!!
Embossed background with Stained Glass folder .
To personalize the card and occasion :)
May God bless you always, Carter J...
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