Another anniversary card!

Happy Anniversary to my MIL and FIL! This card was inspired by Shari Carroll’s new book called Layers. I had tons of fun creating it — I just kind of let it happen. There’s a bunch of stuff going on here so I’ll try to describe it! It’s on an acetate (clear) card, so was kinda hard to photograph.

First I stamped the Hero Arts Bold Floral Pattern (all stamps in this project by Hero Arts) on a scrap of tan cardstock and embossed it in white. Didn’t stand out enough, so I rubbed Tim Holtz tea dye, walnut, and vintage photo Distress Inks over it and wiped it off the embossing. It needed a little something, so I tied a bit of dark brown velvet ribbon around it.

Next I rummaged through my paper stash and found this patterned paper by Basic Grey — love their stuff! I felt that this one was appropriate because their wedding colors were yellow and light blue. I trimmed it to fit and then used a pinking blade on one side. Attached it to the inside of the card and stamped Happy Anniversary on it in StazOn timber brown.

Then I figured I’d need someplace to write, so added the light blue square of cardstock. Thought it looked too plain, so stamped the Damask pattern using VersaMark ink.

Still thought it a little plain, so I decided to sew around the blue cardstock and then add a bit onto the patterned part. Then I added the scrap of patterned paper and the two brads.

Sat there thinking, hmmm, it still needs something — so then inspiration struck and I grabbed my Lace stamp and white StazOn ink and stamped the lace pattern on the back of the card. Ta da!

Note: Here are larger images of the outside and inside — hope this helps!

Another note: it was 103 F here yesterday — perfect stamping weather, ha. Not so good for riding my bike, I about roasted, and I went early in the morning too!

9 Replies to “Another anniversary card!”

  1. Wow, Lisa. That card just knocks my socks off! So much going on there … LOVE it!!!

  2. Wow, this is stunning.

  3. OK, ……..THUD!!!! Stopped me in my tracks, you did, girl!!! I am doing cartwheels over ALL your latest creations!!! WOW! WOW! WOW!!!! I am DROOLING!!!!! YIKES!!!!! ;^)

  4. Oh, wow. This is one outstanding card! Actually, it’s much more than just a “card!” It’s a real piece of art! :D LOVE IT!

  5. I can’t stop staring at this card. It is absolutely stunning.

  6. WOW. This is just gorgeous. There is so much going on, yet it’s very balanced. After creating something so lovely, how can you bear to give it away?

    And thanks for the info on that book – guess I’m going to be adding another to my collection!!

  7. AWESOME card !! love the stamps your used, and colors too. Very creative ! I keep this idea. :)

  8. Fantastically original card! WOW!! Really beautiful! :) :)

  9. It’s beautiful! I also bought some <a href=””>Tim Holtz stamps</a> I saw at Christina’s Crafts, but I’m still learning how to use them. It’s wonderful just looking at your work.

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