Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Trio of Anniversary Cards

Hello, everyone.  Here is a set of three Happy Anniversary cards I made this week.

I used the emboss-resist technique for these cards.   I began each card with a white base and layered with an embossed white panel.  I embossed various flowers in clear and sprayed with a variety of Smooch Spritz colours.  I stamped the Hero Arts "Happy Anniversary" sentiment (see set below), trimmed and affixed to each card.  Lastly I embellished the cards with butterflies, ribbon, die cuts, and either pearls or dew drops.  Here is a complete supplies list: 
  • Stamp:  Stem Silhouettes (Stampin' Up!), Flowers (The Artful Stamper), Flower (Kathy Davis for Inkadinkado), Sentiment (Hero Arts Everyday Sayings) 
  • Ink:  Versamark Watermark, Smooch Spritz (Frosted Grape, Gold Glow, Gingersnap, Emerald Sprinkle), Craftsmart Violet, Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy and Pearlescent Rust 
  • Embossing powder:  Clear (The Artful Stamper)
  • Cardstock:  Domtar
  • Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug Textile, Victoria, and Baby's Breath
  • Dies:  Nellie's Multiframes - Circles, Ovals, and Decorative Ovals, Spellbinders - Lacey Circles and Fanciful Flight, Memory Box - Geneva Vine and Nottingham Border
  • Punch:  Butterfly (EK Success )
  • Accents:  Dew drops, pearls  (Dollarama), ribbon (Offray, plus some unmarked/bought at thrift shop), lace (So-Facile)

I would like to enter the following challenges:
  1. A Blog Named Hero Game, Set, Match - Make a Set (Must use HA product) UE C5
  2. Craft-Dee Bowz CDB05 Anything Goes with Handmade Bow (all 3 cards have handmade bows) UE
  3. My Craft Spot #111 Favourite Technique (I love using embossing folders and die cuts) 1E
  4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Celebrate STAMPtember - Use product from Simon Says Stamp Store (used Hero Arts Everyday Sayings available here) 5E #1
  5. Word Art Wednesday #98 Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment 5E #1
Thank you for looking at my set of cards - I enjoy reading your comments.  Have a great day!


  1. Bee-utifully embellished Anniv cards. Especially like the dies & embossing used.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Simply gorgeous! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month.

  3. Elegant and graceful, these are beautiful anniversary cards, especially with the lovely colors used in your resist technique on the image! Just lovely! Thank you for visiting my blog, and leaving such a nice comment, Shirl. I am now following you through bloglovin' now! It will be fun seeing what you create in the future! hugs, de

  4. Your cards are all SO beautiful and I thank you so very much for taking the time to share your talents with us. I enjoy having you share your wonderful cards in our challenges, and really hope that you also enjoy our fellowship. I hope you're having a very blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. What a gorgeous set of cards. Love he inking. Thanks for joining us on the STAMPtember® Blog hop and playing along with this week's challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  6. Wow! Your cards are stunning! The varied embossing techniques you've used are gorgeous!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  7. Holy cow these are beautiful!! So many details! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week!


  8. These are all so beautiful, what a lot of work! Love the resist technique you used it looks really gorgeous surrounded by the white on white details, Cathy x

  9. They are so beautiful! Love the pop of color over the white and all the texture! Thanks for playing along at A Blog Named Hero!