Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Special Anniversary Card for my Parents

Hey Everyone, Hope you are all having an awesome day.  Friday is my parents anniversary so I decided to make a special card.  This one took a lot of work.  I decided to use the Sweethearts cartridge.  I just love the silhouettes on it.

The image was cut at 4 inches and fit nicely on this A-2 size card.  The newspaper card stock is from Stampin Up.  Four craft ink pads were used to create the distressed look.  Who needs special ink to distress. I use what I have. :)  ( Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, More Mustard, and Choc. Chip)... I then crunched the paper in my hand into a ball and unfolded it giving it several wrinkles.  Close to Cocoa was used afterward to bring out the wrinkles a little better.
I cut a hole in the side of the card to run the ribbon through and tied two separate bows.  ATG tape was used to hold the ribbon in place so I could tie the bows.
For the flower in here hair and the embellishment, well those are left over from cutting out a doily from a different cartridge. Waste not want not I always say.  thick embossing powder (UTEE) was used to give them a nice glossy finish.
I printed out the Phrase and used some So Saffron and Creamy Caramel ink to drown out the white paper.

Enjoy :)


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