Well its back to routine for me now, for the next couple of weeks at least. Since my last post have been away on holiday followed by celebrations for my birthday - and also been sent away - well no, not literally, just to one of our other site offices in Bristol to train some new starters.
Nice as it is to be away - no time for crafting of any kind unfortunately - so now am back I have some catching up to do.
First on the list - an anniversary card for my youngest nephew and his wife. They got married on a glorious sunny day so crossing fingers their anniversary will be a repeat!.
I raided my scrap box and chose green/pink colour ways for their card - reminiscent of the bride's colour scheme for the day and left it really plain - just a cascade of punched hearts in various papers, which I mounted on card to give each of them them a bit of stability.
A stamped sentiment complete with tiny heart popped up on my beloved Stampin up dimensionals, toning ribbon trim and some sponging around the card edges to finish.
I did see this idea on-line and would so like to thank the originator but of course now can't find it... so my apologies to the lovely lady!
Inside - well they say necessity is the mother of invention - despite my lining up the stamp to be straight or so I thought - it still seemed marginally off to me - and the more I looked the worse it seemed.
So in desperation I opted to redo it and mount the sentiment instead, using my Windows framelit dies to cut the shape and just traced round the outer edge of the die to give me a guideline for fussy cutting my matching mount.
Though my cutting is far from perfect, it was the look I wanted and I used this to cover the original stamping.
All finished with a tiny stamped heart and a bit of bling. I tried to colour the rhinestones with my markers but in the end just punched some teeny green circles using the 2 step owl punch and stuck the rhinestones on top of them. If I look carefully , well there is a hint of green, if nothing else.
I hope they like it.
Things I used to make this card:
Stamp sets: although mine are no longer available - any suitable sentiment would do
Inks : Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette
Cardstock and paper: Whisper White, and scraps of toning pinks and greens
Punches: Heart punch and 2 step owl builder
essentials: Stampin up Dimensionals, rhinestones, Windows framelit dies, taffeta ribbon
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