Hi all. I'm back with a clean and simple anniversary card with the Less is More challenge in mind which is to use berry colours, and also using the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch. Here it is but unfortunately the challenge has closed now.
Well I needed this card for a niece and her husband and thought I would combine the challenges on this card, but to be honest I am not sure that it works, but I am getting short of time so I am going to send it and hope that as they are young they will think this untraditional anniversary card is alright and not wonder if I've lost the plot ..lol.
I started by making a watery background using a snippet of white card and three different colour inks, i.e. Distress Inks in Festive Berry and Picked Raspberry and Adirondack Ink Eggplant. I then die cut it using my Simon Says Stitched Circle die and cut portions of it and added an extra curved bit or two, until I built up the shape you can see by mounting it on to a snippet of purple cardstock and leaving little gaps so the purple shows through. I also cut the purple by hand to leave it extending a little beyond what I intended to be the last piece, but after looking at it I decided to add another piece to the top which as you can see was after I had mounted it on to the base card to which the Ink Splats had been added. This is another That Special Touch mask which is another never before used/NBUS item which has been sitting on the table waiting to be christened as it were. I used the same inks here as well.
I added a heart from my Nellie Snellen set of dies and finished with the two sentiments using Brilliance Starlite Silver. I'm not sure that the 'congratulations' is quite straight but as this card has a slightly distressed look I will allow the slight dip in the stamping ..lol. Stamping straight on to the card is something I don't like doing but it was appropriate for this card.
Before I finish I would like to introduce a new follower who is Barb and you will find her blog here. I'm sure she would appreciate a visit and she is a very creative lady who in the past has painted and fired her own china, and she has just recently posted a beautiful piece of parchment work which she did a while ago but like most of us who have done other things card making is now her passion.
Thank you for taking a look today and I really appreciate all your interest.
I am also entering the following challenge:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 188, where we use up our scraps/snippets.
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes with a Stamp and a Die.