Sunday, 18 February 2018

Hot Pink Anniversary

Hi guys

I was sorting through the cards in my stock box recently and realised the one genre of card I don't have any of is Anniversary.  So I made a few for my stash, and then my Auntie promptly bought two of them so I now need to make more!

Here's one of them, I'll share the others in future posts.

At the time, this was one of those cards I wished I hadn't started as it took a lot longer to create than I thought it would.  But I do think it has the wow factor, while still looking very simple.



I started with a panel of white cardstock slightly smaller than the card base and die cut a heart aperture in the centre.  I then laid it over the base and marked with a pencil where the aperture would be.  I then used a tile background die and cut this once from white and also from some glossy hot pink card I had in my stash.  I adhered a section of the white die cut onto the card base and then filled in the pattern using the waste from the hot pink die cut.  Although this die looks symmetrical, I can assure you it isn't!  Some of those little 'drop' shapes are different sizes, so after some choice language coming from the area of my craft desk, I did finally fill in the gaps!  Next time I'll try to keep the die cut and waste intact rather than just popping them out willy nilly :D

To finish I popped the panel up on 3D foam and then added a black sentiment strip with the sentiment heat embossed in white.

Materials used:

  • Dies: MFT Die-namics - Stitched Heart Stax; Hobbycraft Intricut - Circle Tile Background
  • Stamp: Altenew - Vintage Roses (sentiment)
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White

Challenge entries:

AAA Cards - CAS Game #109 - Die Cuts Only (stamped sentiment allowed)
Alphabet Challenge - X for Xtra Special Occasion
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #279 - CAS
My Time to Craft - Challenge #364 - Love is All You Need
Inkspirational - Challenge #154 - Aperture Card
Happy Little Stampers - February Challenge - Anything Goes with Dies
Cards in Envy - Love You So Much



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16 comments:

  1. This is really pretty! It's perfect for our "love" challenge at Cards in Envy.

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  2. Ooo would have loved to be a fly on your wall! Worth it though Anita, just look at how the hot pink pops! Thanks for joining in with the current AAA Cards Challenge.

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  3. Gorgeous - love that heart with the vibrant pink! So happy you could share this with us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes w/ Dies Challenge and good luck!

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  4. Beautiful heart! So very pretty! Thank you for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

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  5. Simply gorgeous says it all Neets! Love the background colour with all that white.
    Thanks for joining us at ATSM. :)

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  6. Such a beauty!Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

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  7. Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft :)

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  8. Beautiful card, Anita! I'm going to have to try your tile technique someday when I have lots of patience!

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  9. Beautiful card, Anita! I'm going to have to try your tile technique someday when I have lots of patience!

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  10. Gorgeous anniversary card; a labour of love that will be appreciated by the couple receiving it! Thrilled to see your artistry in the Inkspirational and HLS galleries!
    Hugs~carol

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  11. Hummm, delicious ! I LOVE this beautiful heart with this glossy pink ! And I totally understand what you mean with "this was one of those cards I wished I hadn't started", it's exactly what I've also done with my card ! But you must admit that the result absolutely worths the hard work and some choice language... Stunningly CAS too ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring. Hugs x

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  12. A gorgeous CAS I love it. Thanks for joining in the fun at Alphabet Challenges. Caz. DT.

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  13. Anita, this is a spectacular card! Glossy hot pink is looking great with the white delicate die cut. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at AAA Cards Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

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  14. Beautiful card, well worth the fiddly effort with the tile pieces, Cathy x

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  15. Congrats for getting top picks at Ink, we loved your card x

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