Hi there. This is an anniversary card which I made for my DH for our 36th anniversary last week. I had to make a card in a bit of a hurry as we were getting ready for a week away in Pembrokeshire, booked just a few days before going which left me short of time to make a card and consequently have only put it up now on our return. Needless to say with the good weather we had a great time and the lovely sunny weather made the wonderful coastal scenery looking even more beautiful. I will try and show a few photos once DH has sorted them out.
I used this heart shaped sentiment die by Lil'inkers which I was lucky enough to win over at Pixie's Playground back in February and had in mind to use it for our anniversary.
I kept it relatively simple with an inset die cut technique using a snippet of dark blue self adhesive glitter paper, and then cut the die again using a snippet of light blue card (unfortunately it looks grey in the photo, but in reality it is a lovely soft blue). I cut the piece of blue card to fit the white base card before cutting the die into the card just a little above the centre, and making sure to keep all the little pieces which need to be put back into the words.
After cutting I adhered a snippet of card to the back of the piece of blue card behind the script which I had covered in Stick It adhesive, and then inset the blue glitter card words and then used the blue pieces to fill in the background, i.e. the loop of the 'l' and the 'y' and the middle of the 'e's and 'a's etc.
I then embossed using an XCut Hearts and Kisses Embossing Folder which had the added effect of pushing the pieces down firmly as well as adding the pretty pattern. I ran it through twice to make a continuous pattern across.
I finished by adding this to the approximately 7 " square white card.
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope to see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - No. 330 where we use our snippets of card and paper etc.
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - 178 All About Occasions.
Happy Little Stampers July Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.
It's funny how we've both posted anniversary cards today, both so different. Yours is just lovely with it's cool and elegant colour scheme and I rather like the heart shaped sentiment too
A beautiful card Pat - and not the easiest of dies to use to be honest. But so worth it - stunning result!
Such a classy card and what great patience to pop back in the small die cut pieces. The blue bling looks fabulous against the dry embossing on your wonderful card. The Pembrokeshire coast is fabulous and with the weather it must have been glorious. Happy belated Anniversary x.
It's classy & lovely, and accolades to you for keeping all the little bits sorted so you could inlay them. This is a beautiful embossing look too. Happy 36th. Glad you had a nice trip to celebrate it as well. TFS & Hugs
beautiful card mf..love that die cute sentiment, so lovely.
Very pretty card, Pat! Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Marsha DT
Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby, Pat!! So nice that you had a wonderful time away with great weather! Beautiful card you've made for your hubby. Love the deep blue glittery heart words inlaid into the soft blue background. The dry embossing adds a pretty pattern. xx
A belated Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby, Pat. Your card is stunning, so much work inlaying all those little pieces - a real labour of love! I love the colours you chose to use, a lovely change from the traditional red. xx
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