Happy Saturday! I've been having so much fun playing along with the Our Creative Corner gals this month. This week Dawn gave us a fun sketch to work with. So if you're having Anni-VERVE-sary sketch withdrawals, check out Our Creative Corner to play along! :)
I didn't really have a plan when I started this card. All I knew was that any of my large embellishments are still packed away in a pile of boxes, so the embellishment in the corner would have to be a homemade one. Then I started to think about what long stamps I had that I could use on the main panel and I instantly knew where I was headed. I stamped the "Together, the perfect way to spend a lifetime" sentiment from Anniversary Birds on a scrap of Crate paper in Rich Cocoa Memento and then pierced holes all around the panel and sponged the edges with Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink. Next I punched the decorative border with one of the new Fiskars border punches (sorry, I threw away the packaging so I can't remember the name of it!) For my embellishment I pulled out an EK Success folk heart punch and punched a piece of Tres Jolie paper by My Minds Eye. I then stamped the background from Grateful Elegance on the heart and matted on french roast paper, hand trimming the mat. I wanted a little bit of glitz, so I covered the heart with a mixture of Diamond Glaze and glitter and set aside to dry. The background is more Tres Jolie paper that is sponged with Antique Linen and then embossed with the Cuttlebug Textile folder. I finished the card off with a brown satin ribbon.
I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend!