Saturday, 5 March 2011

Anniversary Card

Hi Everyone!

I was feeling creative last night and started playing with all of my 'stuff.' The Happy Anniversary stamp from Inkadinkado was purchased last month and then I really felt the need for the large Spellbinders so picked them up too! Seeing as the budget was now blown I wasn't able to pick up some awesome looking blue flowers so... I tried making my own as I had watched Tammy's tutorial last week! So... Hmm.. didn't have the right flower punch and ended up looking through my Cricut cartridges and found one sort of similar on the Accent Essentials cartridge (pg. 63). When I had them put together and curled they looked awesome! Thought I'd take it a bit further and used my Stampin' Up! watercolour crayons to deepen the colour of each petal towards the center. Once they were put together I added Diamond Stickles to all petals on the outside edges. The picture makes them look like cr#* and honestly... they really do look better here in front of me!
I embossed the stamped image with Stampendous Blue Tinsel on top of Stonewashed Blue ink. Tried using clear Versamark but the blue embossing was too transparant. The second layer was put through the CB with the paisley folder. The ribbon was done on the 'Bow Easy' with thin cream and a dark blue that I've had around since dinosaurs roamed the earth. The heart stick pin was purchased the other day. What a score! There were loads of them in cream and also red for $4.00 at The River Scrapbook Room in Campbell River! I picked up the webbed ribbon? at the same shop. The cream was just toooooo creamy so picked up Distress Aged Paper today (now I've REALLY blown the budget!) as they were out of Antique Linen. That seemed to do the trick and made the embossing stand out a lot better. Added pop dots here and there for dimension and there you have it!... My 'Out of my comfort zone' card! Using 3-D flowers and extra ribbon along with pins is foreign to me so even though it's not a perfect card... I'm on my way to getting there!
Thanks for looking and hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
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Sherri said...

If your flowers look even better in person, they must be awesome! I thought they were purchased when I looked at them & was hoping you had included whose they were! You did a great job!!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Wow and Wow! I love those flowers. Is there anything you can't do? Great card.

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

ohhh... lovely card.
i love the blue papers and the shapes you choosed

Gill McCall said...

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Priyanka said...

aww friend this is pretty one, I just see ur creativity how u places that net behind the sentiment.

Tammy said...

I think your flowers turned out beautifully!! I'm happy that my tutorial was helpful to you. I love how you blinged them up!!! This is a beautiful card girl!!

Sandi's Samples said...

Very nice cards, I love the way added bling!