Sunday, 15 June 2014

Happy Anniversary

Hi guys

Well, the weekend isn't over yet and I've managed to squeeze in another card and combine a few more challenges!

This card took ages to make, the main reason being that I scrapped the first one!  I used some ribbon on my first attempt but it just wasn't working so I managed to salvage a few bits and started again.

Here's the new and complete version!  Apologies for the dark photography, I was losing a bit of the daylight but wanted to take the pics without artificial light.

The blooms and leaves are from a two-step stamp set.  I stamped the first step of the flowers and leaves in coloured ink.  I gave this a quick zap with the heat gun to make sure it was dry before stamping the second step with VersaMark, and then heated using some white embossing powder.  These were then die cut with their co-ordinating dies.  Next I stamped the sentiment on a die cut rectangle, cut from the same cardstock as the card base.  Then came the fiddly bit!  I put some large glue dots on the reverse of the panel and then gradually coiled some jute twine around using the glue dots to hold it in place as I went.  I've no idea if there's an easier way but this works for me as glue stops the twine from shifting.  I then attached the panel to the card base with some 3D foam before organising and layering up the flowers and leaves.  A few sequins were then scattered around to finish the card.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Bridal Bouquet and Paired Up
  • Ink: Versa Color - Cinnamon and Sage; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Embossing Powder: Stampin' Up - White
  • Dies: Clearly Besotted - Bridal Bouquet; Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Rectangles Large
  • Sequins: Doodlebug
  • Jute twine from stash

Challenge entries:

CASology - Week 99 - Anniversary
Clearly Besotted Challenge #12 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #99 - CAS
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Say it with Flowers
Crafty Creations - Challenge #265 - Tic Tac Toe (I used the top row)

That's all for this weekend now folks.  Thanks so much for visiting and for your lovely comments over the last couple of days, it really is appreciated.  I hope you've all had a lovely weekend and I hope to see you again very soon.


  1. Really lovely, great use if the twine! Rebecca x

  2. An elegant anniversary card! Love the soft colours and fiddly but worth the effort :)

  3. Fabulous idea, I may have to CASE it.

  4. Such a stunning anniversary card. Thank you so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  5. Clean, crisp and classic and I love the touch of twine! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  6. Thank you for showing us your lovely card at Sweet Stampin' this week. Debbiex

  7. This is gorgeous, the touch of twine behind the sentiment panel is marvelous :) Thank you for sharing with ATSM !

  8. Anita, I love your soft, sparkly flowers and the perfectly placed twine and sequins...and still allowing for lots of white space! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

  9. Absolutely stunning! I really like the soft colours, the sequins and the way you've used the twine. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  10. SO pretty! I love the twine and your design! Thanks so much for playing along with ATSM xx

  11. Such a pretty CAS card, I love your arty layout. Thank you for sharing your card and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  12. BEAUTIFUL! Love the softness of this card :) Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at Addicted to Stamps and More this week, so thrilled you took the time to play along :)

  13. This is gorgeous Neet! I love the flowers and the twine looks amazing! I may be case-ing you! :)
    Lizy xx

  14. I love how classy and elegant this looks, Anita x

  15. Congratulations on the Top Addict from ATSM for this sensational card, Anita!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!! Hugs, Darnell


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