Friday, December 15, 2017

Anniversary Card for Hubby

Hello crafting friends.  Today, I would like to share the card I made for my hubby for our 32nd Anniversary.
I love the Art Deco die collection from Tattered Lace. I think I would have been happy living in those days of glammer and glitz :-)


I must admit that I'm very happy with how this card came out.


With this pic, I wanted to show you that I added a heart scroll to the middle fold of the card. To put one on every fold seemed a little too busy to me, and to leaved it all white ... well, it was ALL white and a little blah, so I opted to put a little something just in the middle. What do you all think?


Although you can put your message panel on the inside, I  put mine on the back instead.
I used the same art deco die and a little left over heart.
Now to share the details of how I put this card together:


These are the dies I used:


Start by cutting the base of your card. This is a large card, 8" x 6", so you'll need a 12" x 12" sheet of cardstock. Even though it's a large card, it fits into an A9 envelope which mails with regular postage.


I cut my background pieces out of  Bazzil cardstock and my fancy cuts out of  a sheet of the Making Memories Wedding Paper Pad.  I used my fine tip Zig glue pen to glue it all together. Next time though, I'm going to adhere the fancy paper to a self adhesive sheet before die cutting. It would have made life a lot easier :-) I edged all my fancy paper with a C5 copic marker.


So here is what the card base looks like once all the bits and pieces are adhered together and placed on it.
Isn't it pretty?


Next, I cut out my Grace and Charles. I cut them out twice so that I could do some colouring and some paper piecing.


Here is Grace all ready to be put on the card. I used the Rose Collection of the copic markers (R81, R83, R85) to colour her dress, wrapper, hat and shoe. I added a little bit of sparkle with a Wink of Stella clear pen and  some pearls to make it more glamorous. Next, I worked on Charles. I adhered foam tape to the back of each and placed them on the card.

I cut the hearts flourish in grey and in pink and paper piece the hearts in the opposite colour. Lastly I trimmed and adhered the flourishes to the card.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project, and come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too. 



Crafty hugs,

4 comments:

  1. Wow Lena, this is stunning...you clever thing!! xx

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  2. WOW! This is Amazing!! Fabulous too!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  3. Absolutely stunning, Lena. So beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Em xoxo

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  4. WOW, Lena!! What a beautiful card!!! Love it!! Have a great day.
    Gerda

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