June 7, 2013

WISHING YOU

A family wedding anniversary is coming up quickly, and since I wanted to create a card for this post, I decided this was the time to make a card for their special day.


I perused my big binder of stamp brush images for MDS, picking out sets that contained possible images that would be good for a card such as this. 

I decided on the corner of flowers from the Upsy Daisy set, choosing to recolor the flowers in Rich Razzleberry, and decreasing the opacity to make them a bit more subtle so they wouldn't be the main attraction on the card. 

While the full Upsy Daisy stamp set is now retired, you can still get a smaller version of this image in the Best of . . . 25 Years stamps sets in the Flowers set from March. The rest of the stamps available in the March Best of . . . Flowers can be seen here: 
They are just the prettiest of the pretty. 

Such an elegant image deserves an equally elegant background. So, from my MDS Designer Series Papers selection, I dropped in a background from the Beau Chateau DSP. 

To add to the loving theme of an anniversary, I added to a separate page the love birds from the Meant to Be set, keeping their opacity at 100% since they were supposed to be the "stars" of the card front.

Once I was satisfied with my card front and my love birds, I printed them out on my printer, then proceeded downstairs to my workshop to finish it off as a hybrid card.

I first cut down the card front to 3 3/4" by 5". To add to its elegance and to give it more dimension and interest, I ran the panel through my Big Shot inside an embossing folder. I then mounted it to a 4" x 5 1/4/" piece of Whisper White cardstock. This went atop a Rich Razzleberry card base in the traditional size of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". 

Inside, I added another panel that I created in MDS using stamp brushes from Party Time II -- Wishing You a Happy, and another from Fundamental Phrases -- Anniversary, as well as a border from the Meant to Be set, all in Rich Razzleberry.

The love birds were cut with one of the labels from the Apothecary Accents Framelits. I sponged the edges with Rich Razzleberry ink, and added two silver 1/8" Mini Brads on each side. A looped piece of Rich Razzleberry 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon was added to the back of the label. 

The best part, however, is that I punched out with the Small Heart Punch the little hearts between the birds, edged the punched heart with Rich Razzleberry sponging, then popped it up between the birds with a bit of Stampin' Dimensional. The completed label was added to the card front with three Stampin' Dimensionals.



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Besides having just released their brand spankin' new catalog (click on it on the right of my blog!), Stampin' Up! has two cool promotions going on:

Through the end of June, you can order three of their popular sentiment sets, so crucial in card making, at an amazing 25% off.



The other special, that I mentioned in a blog post when the promotion first began, is 



The MDS 25% savings promotion only lasts, however, until June 15! 
And it even includes their printing prices! 

Time to get your craft on!! I hope I inspired you!

Smiles.




14 comments:

  1. Your card is so pretty. I'm lucky I can change the speakers on my computer, much less do pretty art like you.

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  2. Gorgeous cards - I love both of your linkups today :)

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. I always appreciate your kind comments. :>)

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  3. This is such a beautiful card, very inspiring :)
    Roechelle @ http://hugatreewithme.com

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    1. Thank you, Rochelle! You are so sweet. :>)

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  4. Beautiful!!! Really beautiful! If I received this in the mail I would treasure it!
    Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party. I can't wait to see what you link up next week! I hope to see you at the (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/
    Have a great week!
    Hugs! Cathy

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    1. Thank you, Cathy! What a truly wonderful thing to say! :>)

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  5. Thank you for linking up this wonderful card idea to Say G’Day Saturday. This weekend’s party has just started so I hope you can join in again!

    Best wishes for a great weekend,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Thank you, Natasha! And thanks for letting me link up each week! :>)

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  6. Love the birds with the heart, Linda!

    Thanks for linking up to The Creative HomeAcre blog hop!

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  7. SO beautiful and elegant! Thanks so much for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends - I can't wait to see what you share this week!

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