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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

CC186 Happiness & Love


Today's colors were perfect as my goal was to make an anniversary card for my Husband. Our 25th wedding anniversary is tomorrow October 1st. I didn't want to make a super frilly vintage card, so this is where I ended up. The diamonds in the rough embossed layer is Core'dinations Vintage collection (man I love this CS!) I sanded it after embossing and then used an Adriondack sponge dabber in Stream to highlight some areas. A baby wipe was used to remove most of the actual turquoise color, leaving some shaded distressed ares. The main image panel was made by stamping the Framed Heart in Distress Walnut Stain on Baja Breeze CS. Then word diamonds bg was stamped in versamark and embossed in clear over the top. Adirondack paint dabbers (Stream, Mushroom, Espresso) were heavily applied over the embossed image and wiped off. I used blending foam and the alcohol ink applicator handle w/ Baja Breeze ink to "buff" the layer and bring back the sheen. The heart was colored with a Copic Marker E09 Burnt Sienna to make it stand out. The sentiment is a rub on. The image layer is attached to chocolate cardstock and the layered on foam dimensional tape before adding the Baja Breeze layer underneath. The brown/blue variegated organdy is May Arts and the Trinket pin (which says treasure) is Tim Holtz. One of my new favorite finds is Zip Dry glue. I purchased it from Scor-Pal and this stuff is wonderful for paper crafting. I attached my ribbons with it and also adhered the brown layer to the baja layer with it. It is especially handy when you have ribbon that is tucked between layers. Holds tight and lays very flat. Anyway, stamps and Paint Dabbers are available from Rubbernecker Stamp Co. Don't forget that it's Treasure Hunt Tuesday, so run on over to Rubbernecker and check out the deals!


  1. Yikes Shelly! came from SCS to see how you did this lovely card! what a lot of techniques and inks/supplies used on this with beautiful results! I'm sure DH will love this special card!

    Congrats on 25 years!!

  2. WOWSA!!
    THIS ROCKS!!!!
    the cb'd bg and the colors really works for this!! Not girly, but definately good for an anniversary!!
    Does he know how blessed he is???? Let's just hope so! ;)

  3. GORGEOUS Shelly! Love this---and happy happy anniversary. What a milestone!

  4. Shelly, this is just WONDERFUL! I LOVE your use of the challenge colors and all those! Beautiful card!!

  5. stunning card, shelly!!!your DH will love it !!!happy anniversary to you both!!!!!tfs:)

  6. Happy Anniversary to you both! Beautiful card!

  7. Wow! 25 years - that's great! Hope you have a wonderful anniversary! your creation is just lovely!

  8. The background is gorgeous! Great techniques you use. Happy Anniversary!! Woo hoo to another 25years!!

  9. OK, that Cuttlebug folder has never appealed to me but now you have me thinkin' twice about it! Gorgeous card!

  10. OK, that Cuttlebug folder has never appealed to me but now you have me thinkin' twice about it! Gorgeous card!

  11. The card is just so distressed pretty! Love the embellishments too!


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