This card is for a friend who told me about the job I’m currently in. I’ll be celebrating my one-year anniversary in this position in just a little over a week. Accepting this job has been one of THE BEST decisions I’ve ever made and if it wasn’t for her, I would not be in this position. I am very, very grateful for her!
I cased one of my own cards found here (directions on how to create the flower are in this previous post). For today’s card, I used the 1-1/4” Scallop Circle Punch, rather than the 7/8” punch. To add sparkle to the flower and butterfly, I applied adhesive using a 2-Way Glue Pen and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on them.
Stamps: Papaya Collage, Loving Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe DSP
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories: Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, Pearls, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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Posted in Cards, tagged 50th Wedding Anniversary, anniversary card, Golden Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, modern mosaic, Papaya Collage, Stampin' Up!, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Wedding Anniversary on August 5, 2013|
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50th wedding anniversary card for my husband’s aunt and uncle. I used my daughter’s birthday card from last year (found here) as inspiration. It’s very difficult to work with only two colors on a card — I kept wanting to add a splash of color on the butterfly and the flower. In the end, though, I think just using the gold embossing powder with the vanilla background worked well and it kept with the golden anniversary theme.
I created the flower by punching seven scallops out of Very Vanilla cardstock with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. One at a time, I placed a scallop in the palm of my hand and lightly spritzed it with water and crumpled it into a ball. After crumpling all seven, I carefully opened them up, stacked them all together and punched a hole in the center using a paper piercing tool and mat. I then attached the Antique Brad and shaped the petals. Once the piece was dry, I gently pressed just the edges of the flower onto a VersaMark ink pad, then dipped the edges in gold embossing powder and embossed it. I was initially going to use SU!’s Brushed Gold cardstock for the numbers, but it didn’t quite match the gold embossing, so to create the letters I did the following: 1. Pressed a VersaMark ink pad on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock 2. Applied gold embossing powder and heat set it 3. Die cut this embossed piece using the 5 and 0 from the Typeset Alphabet Bigz die.
So everything’s all matchy-matchy, which makes me happy-happy. 🙂 Now to send this off to California without squashing it! Does anyone have any suggestions for mailing bulky cards? I am tempted to send it in a plain old shoe box! 😉
P.S. I’m working with a new camera and ended up taking this photo in landscape rather than portrait — if it’s too small to see, please click on the photo for a closer look.
Stamps: Papaya Collage, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Very Vanilla
Accessories: Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Antique Brad, Pearls, Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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Posted in 3-D Projects, Altered Photo Frame, tagged Altered Photo Frame, Artistic Etchings, Everything Eleanor, Four Frames, Handmade Wedding Gift, Mrorning Post Alphabet, Papaya Collage, Papillon Potpourri, Stampin' Up! on October 21, 2012|
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This altered photo frame was a wedding gift for a very dear friend. It’s very much inspired by a card I made for my daughter a few months ago found here. The frame’s opening measures 5″ x 7″ (frame found at Hobby Lobby). Congratulations Amanda and Matt! 🙂
And here’s a close up:
Stamps: Papaya Collage, Everything Eleanor, Artistic Etchings, Papillon Potpourri, Four Frames, Morning Post Alphabet
Paper: Silver Glimmer Paper, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, First Edition Specialty DSP
Ink: Baja Breeze, Going Gray, VersaMark, Black StazOn, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Sponge, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds, Clear Embossing Powder, Rhinestones, Pearls, Aqua Painter and Reinker Inks, 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Vintage Brad, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon
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I recently participated in a Control Freaks swap and made 18 of these!
Stamps: Papaya Collage, Teeny Tiny Wishes, En Francais, Woodgrain
Paper: Sahara Sand, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink: Black StazOn, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Framed Tulips Emobossing Folder, Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Little Leaves Sizzlits, Gold Brads, Color Spritzer Tool, Sponge, Dimensionals, Aqua Painter and Reinker Inks, Dazzling Details
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