INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Rose Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Run through your Big Shot with the Elegant Dots embossing folder. Glue onto card base with Tombow Glue. 3. Decide which Oval Framelit to use around your flower swag. Cut it out of Whisper White card stock. Use your Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp your flower swag twice on your Oval. Use your Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp Happy Anniversary in the center. Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back and attach to your card front.
My daughter’s and son-in-law’s anniversary was on St. Patrick’s Day and this is the card I made for them. Most of it is quick and easy except for the Heart drying time. Enjoy tweaking this one for someone special. You could use any punched or die cut shape instead of the hearts.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your Night of Navy card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Stamp your sentiment in Silver ink. Let dry for a few seconds. Run through your Big Shot with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder. 3. Punch your Hearts from the Silver and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. Lay on the card front in the position you want. Now punch your small stars from Daffodil Delight card stock. Put a dot of Tombow Glue on an embossed Night of Navy Star and glue your punched star on top of an embossed star. Do this until you have as many stars as you want above your hearts. 4. Now lay your sparkly Hearts on the Silicone Craft Sheet. Cover each Heart with Crystal Effects. Let dry for 4-5 hours or overnight. (You can just use the Hearts without the Crystal Effects if you want.) 5. After your Crystal Effects has dried on your Hearts, trim any overhanging Crystal Effects from around the edges of your Hearts with Paper Snips. Glue onto your card. 6. Stamp your sentiment in Black ink on Whisper White card stock. Cut out with the Itty Bitty Banners Framelit. Color the edges with your Daffodil Delight Marker. Attach to Hearts with Glue Dots. 7. If you want to add some excitement to the envelope you can use the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder on the envelope flap. Watch this Video to show you how to do this.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Elegant Eggplant card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Watch this video for more information on card bases. 2. Cut your Wisteria Wonder card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Center the card stock edge in your Scallop Edge Border Punch. Punch each edge starting in the center, then doing the left and right sides. 3. Cut out “Happy” from Elegant Eggplant card stock. Watch this video if you need detailed instructions. My preference is now to use Parchment Paper instead of Wax Paper, but both work. 4. Position your “Happy” where you want it. DO NOT attach it yet!!! Choose one of the stamps that starts with “SO”. Color it with your Elegant Eggplant Marker and stamp it above the “Happy”. Now you can stamp the “Together” and “Happy Anniversary” in Elegant Eggplant Ink over on the right hand side underneath “Happy”. You can now attach “Happy” using Tombow Glue. 5. Punch two hearts from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. Use your Elegant Eggplant Marker to color around the edges of both Hearts. Attach the bottom Heart with Fast Fuse and the top Heart with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 6. Attach your completed card front to your card base with Fast Fuse adhesive. 7. Time to celebrate with the Happy Couple!
I made this card for my son and his wife’s anniversary. Clear embossing powder and a heat tool were used to prevent the silver ink from smearing and add an interesting look to the embossed card stock..
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut your Lost Lagoon card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. Watch this video if you need more instructions on making a basic card base. 2. Cut your Lost Lagoon card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Run through your Big Shot with an embossing folder. Gently rub your Silver ink pad over the raised embossed parts. I found that a swirling, circular motion worked best for this pattern. Now cover with Clear Embossing Powder. Remove excess. Melt with your Heat Tool. Hopefully you get the interesting coloring effect that I did. Attach to your card base with Tombow Glue. 3. Choose the Silver Fancy Foil Vellum pattern you want. I used the Hearts. Cut it out using the Heart Framelit of your choice. I believe I used the 2nd largest. Just make sure it will fit on your card in the direction you want. Make sure the Hearts on the Vellum are facing toward the top of your Heart! Apply Glue Dots behind each Silver Heart and attach to your card front. 4. Stamp the desired sentiments on the Silver Foil card stock with the Black StazOn ink. Let dry for a minute or two, then punch out with your Word Window or other punch. Attach in the desired positions on your Vellum Heart with Dimensionals. 5. You can emboss the envelope flap with the same embossing folder you used for your card front. Watch this video for directions. 6. You now have a wonderful Anniversary card to help someone celebrate.
I made this card for my Daughter’s and her DH’s first Anniversary. This card would also probably look nice White on White with just a little color on the Butterflies. Give either one a try. I generally use my family members’ favorite colors when I make cards for them.
My DH and I are celebrating our Anniversary today. I will show you the Anniversary Card I made for my DH later this week. We are watching some movies this afternoon, going out to dinner and going to a Big Band Concert that also has singers and swing dancers. It will be a fun day! We will also be joining my Daughter and her husband for a play sometime this month.
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cut yourMidnight Muse card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″. 2. Cut your Gumball Green card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Run through your Big Shot with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder. Adhere to card base. 3. Cut the Silver Glimmer Paper with the desired Heart Framelit. Adhere to card front with Dimensionals or SNAIL. 4. Stamp 1 large Butterfly in Midnight Muse ink. Stamp 1 more Butterfly in Garden Green ink. Let air dry for a few minutes or use your Heat Tool if you aren’t feeling very patient. I wasn’t patient and used my Heat Tool on High to dry my ink. 5. Color the back side of your Midnight Muse Butterfly with your Bashful Blue Marker. Color the back of your Garden Green Butterfly with your Certainly Celery Marker. Now you can punch out your Butterflies. 6. Cut strip of Bashful Blue card stock at 1/2″ OR 3/4″ x 5-1/2″ OR 6″. The card has been mailed so I don’t have the actual card to give you accurate measurements. Sorry I didn’t write them down. Stamp your sentiment using Garden Green ink. You can get the notches at the ends of the banner by either cutting the with scissors, using a square punch, or using the Hearts a Flutter Banner Framelit. Adhere with Dimensionals. 7. I wrote on the inside with a White Gel Pen. Make sure and let the ink air dry or dry it with your Heat Tool. I forgot on one of my Valentine’s cards and my grandson keeps asking his mother to read that side of the card too. 8. Admire your Anniversary Card and mail it off to the Happy Couple!
1. Cut the Heart out from both the regular Cherry Cobbler card stock and the Core’dinations card stock. The heart will hang out of the embossing folder. Run through once with just a little bit not getting embossed. Then line up and press the embossed parts into the embossing folder and run through again. Glue the hearts together AFTER embossing the Core’dinations Heart.
2. Attach Heart and Sentiment with Dimensionals.
3. This card will NOT fit in a medium envelope. I used one of the (retired) large square envelopes.
I have had a couple of family anniversaries this week.
I have wanted to try the Faux Mother-of-Pearl technique. The uneven sparly look is the Faux Mother-of-Pearl technique which is done with Shimmer Paint.
I also wanted to use a new stamp set from the Holiday mini catalog (starts September 1st!). I had to make a slightly different version for each one. I hope you like them as much as I do!
Cherry Cobbler "Loved"
Real Red “Loved”
Stamps: You Are Loved (Holiday Mini) page 40 w#123777 c#123779
Love Blossoms Wheel (Holiday Mini) page 40 #123839 Card Stock: Whisper White card front, scrap, & card base
Real Red Inks: VersaMark
Cherry Cobbler Punch: Decorative Label page 209 #120907 Other: Frost White Shimmer Paint page 203 #116854
Pewter Embossing Powder (Holiday Mini) page 31 #124114
Heat Tool page 201 #100005
Stampin’ Sponge page 203 #101610
small paper plate
Directions: 1. Take Whisper White 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ card front. Place on paper to protect your work surface. Pour about a 1/2″ circle of Frost White Shimmer Paint onto the paper plate. Tear off a piece of wax paper about 8-12″ long. Scrunch it up. Partially unscrunch it. Turn it over and scrunch it up again. This time make it so you can hold it in your fingers without getting paint all over yourself. Scrunch up the lower part again. Now pounch the scrunched wax paper into the Shimmer Paint. Pounch it on the paper plate so the paint won’t make globs on your card front. Now pounch it randomly around your card front leaving some parts without Shimmer Paint. Repounch your wax paper in the Shimmer Paint as needed. Continue until you are happy with it. I like moving my hand in different positions and also rotating the paper around. The Paint will become more shimmery as it dries. Also do a scrap of whisper White so you can stamp “Love” and punch it out with the Decorative Label punch. You have just done the Faux Mother-of-Pearl technique. 2. Run your Embossing Buddy over your Real Red Card stock. Ink up the “Heart” stamp with VersaMark and stamp on the Real Red card stock. Apply Pewter Embossing Powder. Melt with Heat Tool. Cut the heart out with scissors. 3. Put the Love Blossoms Wheel into the Handle. Run 8-10 times, going the same direction, over your VersaMark Ink pad. Now roll across the Real Red Cardstock making sure to keep the wheel level so it makes a good impression. Apply Pewter Embossing powder. Melt with Heat Tool. Trim. 4. Stamp “Love” image on your scrap of Faux Mother-of-Pearl. Use Real Red for a lighter red, or Cherry Cobbler for a darker image. Punch out. It will have an uneven look due to the Shimmer Paint. Hold it up to the light and see it shimmer! 5. Sponge edges of Heart and Wheeled images with either Real Red or Cherry Cobbler ink and a Stampin’ Sponge. Sponge around edges of your Faux Mother-of-Pearl card front and your “Love” image. . 6. Attach the wheeled strip with Snail. Attach the Heart and Love images with Dimensionals. 7. Admire your Faux Mother-of-Pearl card. Hold it up to the light and move it around. It is SO beautiful!!