Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Happy Anniversary

Some friends at church are celebrating their anniversary on 2/2. I guess that would be an easy date to remember :-)  I made them this card.

I have been playing with different Concord & 9th turnabout sets.  This is their wreath turnabout and it can give so many looks. Since their anniversary is close to Valentine's Day I went with the pink colors.

I added a strip of vellum in the middle to soften the look and hold the sentiment. I looked at both plain vellum and the polka dot vellum and ended up picking the polka dot. It just seemed to add something extra. 

I used my Glimmer machine for the sentiment. I just can't get enough of glimmering :-)  I also added some pretty pink metallic paper at both the top and the bottom. I thought it would go with the the sentiment.

Well I hope that you liked my anniversary card. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Wreath Turnabout (Concord & 9th)
Paper: White (pti); Metallic Confections paper (Tim Holtz)
Ink: Soft Stone (pti), Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo (SU)
Dies: Elegant Occasions Sentiments (Spellbinders)
Other: Patterned vellum (pti)
Hot Foil Plates: Elegant Occasions Sentiments (Spellbinders) 
Hot Foil: Pink  (Spellbinders)

Friday, January 24, 2020

Glimmering Birthday Butterfly

It's been a while and now that the holidays are over I have a bit more time in my craft room. I have new goodies to play with and Glimmer hot plates are some of them. My aunt is turning 92 on Feb 1st and this card will go to her. I used a card from the Spellbinders blog as a guide for my card.

It's hard to catch the pretty shimmer with a camera but I hope that you can see it in the next couple of photos.

I thought it would be pretty to use linen paper but it turns out it is hard to foil on linen. I had to rerun it through several time but fortunately I had taped the hot plate down so that I could do it over. Lesson learned... don't use linen paper for foiling.

 Here is a close up where you get a better look at the pretty blue of the butterfly.

I really had fun making this card and like how it turned out. Thanks for stopping by.


Stamps: None
Paper: White linen, white, Luxe Silver Adhesive paper (pti); Watercolor Wash dsp (mft)
Ink: None
Dies: Butterfly die that came with the Glimmering Butterflies hot plate (Spellbinders)
Other: 1/8" foam tape under butterfly
Glimmer Plates:  Glimmering Butterflies; Art Deco Borders; Birthday Hugs & Wishes (Spellbinders)
Hot Foil: Pewter, Skybright  (Spellbinders)

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