I've been working on Welcome Packets for our church today. My friend had an idea that we should have some kind of packet to give to people who were new to our church so they'd know everything that was happening there. She discribed what she was thinking about and asked if I'd like to do the art work. Ah ya!
I think I remember her saying keep it simple... I think I did!
The image on these cards is a drawing by Bob Karns that he drew for our Thursday Morning Women's Ministry cook book last year. I have the scanned copy from making note cards for our group to sell. I added Welcome and the name of the church and adjusted the size to fit my needs and printed them out on some left over linen text paper.
The images are matted on black and then the same color as the side panel, I used the Stampin' Up! photo corners punch and put the larger corners under the left side of the focal image to give it some pop and added a small photo corner and a brad or eyelet. In two out of three of these I added a black strip of paper toward the bottom to cover where the background stamp didn't quite meet the second time I stamped it. These needed to be 5"x7" and the background stamps aren't that long.
The background stamps I used are each made by Stampin' Up!, Weathered BG and Antique Lace.