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Monday, 29 September 2014

Happy Anniversary --- Again!

My last post was that very colourful Anniversary card using the two champagne glasses from the Making Spirits Bright set.  I enjoyed making that so much that I knew I wasn't quite finished with it.  The sketch for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge seemed the perfect starting point.

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 111. #papercraftcrew #stampinup #cardsketch

I needed a colour palette and so "went shopping" among the various challenges to see what colours they might have as an inspiration.  I found the perfect one in the Sunday Stamps Challenge and got to work.

Since the colour challenges always allow neutrals along with their colour inspiration, I chose Naturals White as my card base.  On top of that I added a narrow layer of Blackberry Bliss and then two pieces for the next layer:  on top a piece of the Park Lane Designer Series paper and for the bottom, a piece of Old Olive which I first embossed using my Fancy Fan embossing folder.  As a "girdle" holding the two pieces together, I added a narrow piece of Gold Foil topped with a piece of Rich Razzleberry into which I had first cut a pattern using my Confetti Stars punch.

I decided to use the Film Negative framelit from the On Film set to cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss.  It provided the perfect frame for a piece of Whisper White onto which I had stamped the champagne glasses using Memento Black ink and then heat embossed the "liquid" inside using my Gold embossing powder.

I used my second to smallest circle framelit to cut out three circles from the Filter Paper and then used my Paper Snips to cut approx. 3/8" lines towards the centre.  Then I secured the three circles using one of my Candy Dots Brad Bases and scrunched the "petals" so that it looked like a flower.  I added some glue to the Brad and covered it with Gold Glitter as well.  I glued the finished flower to the bottom left corner of the Film Negative die cut.
I pleated a piece of the Watercolour Wonder Washi tape so that I could mount it along the right side of the Film Negative die cut.  I glued that down using my Tombo glue.  Then I stamped one of the larger butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set onto Vellum using Versamark and heat embossed it using my Gold embossing powder.  After cutting that using my Elegant Butterfly punch and colouring it with the lightest of my Rich Razzleberry Blendability markers, I cut a second butterfly from plain vellum.  I also hand cut a body and antennae from Gold Foil using my paper snips.  Then I glued the butterfly halfway up the Film Negative die cut on the right side.

Using the "Happy Anniversary" from my Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, I stamped my sentiment onto vellum and heat embossed it using Gold embossing powder.  I attached that to the bottom of the Film Negative die cut.  Finally, to finish the card off, I added three tiny circles (cut using the Cupcake Builder punch) of Gold Glimmer paper to the bottom right of my card.



For more cards using this sketch, check out the Paper Craft Crew Challenges.

For more cards using these colours, check out the Sunday Stamps Weekly Challenge.

For more cards that feature beverages as a theme, check out Inkspirational Challenges.

14 comments:

  1. Heidi this card is gorgeous! Love the colours and the gold emboss - luxe! popped over via the PCCC111 challenge and so glad that I did.

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    1. Thank you so much, Shannean. I love the challenges on PCCC---they're usually so involved. They make you think and work a bit harder.

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  2. fabulous embossing. Thanks for joining us at Ink x

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  3. What a pretty take on the colour challenge, Heidi! I love that DSP and the touches of gold are just perfect. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sunday Stamps :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Leena. The colours in your challenge were such fun to work with.

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  4. This is a lovely Anniversary card! The flower and butterfly are great embellishments. Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

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    1. Thank you very much, Brenda. I appreciate your comments.

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  5. I love the fabulous embellishments and textures on your card! We are so glad you shared it in our Sunday Stamps gallery--thanks so much for playing along with us!
    :) Marie

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    1. Thanks so much for the comments, Marie. I always enjoy your challenges.

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  6. Great card. I love all the texture you've created on your card with embossing and punches! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps!

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    1. Thank you very much, Steph. I loved working with the colours in your challenge.

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  7. This is so cute! First off, I LOVE blackberry bliss. My absolute favorite new color. And your filter paper flower is so pretty. Great overall design and use of beverages! Thanks so much for playing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

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    1. Thanks, Shauna. I agree...Blackberry Bliss is a gorgeous colour. Such a rich and deep purple. Thanks so much for your great comments.

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