I caught my breath a little yesterday and am feeling a lot less stressed :) In my procrastination to do my excercise workout I got a LOT of those piddly little things done that seem to weigh me down. You know the things I'm talkin' about ... book the cat for his shots, book a dentist appointment, book a haii appointment, schedule your 10-year-olds immunizations ... I can actually see the front of my fridge now that all those loose pieces of paper have been dealt with! ... and yes, I got that workout in ... and managed to pull as muscled in my butt insodoing! After all that I FINALLY got down to my *happy place* to finish off my parents' 50th Anniversary card. Yes ... their anniversary was last Saturday. What's your point?? Her it is:
It took me QUITE a while to put this one together. I spent a few hours fiddling with a few different ideas before deciding on doing a flip card. I really like how it turned out. There are a lot of different elements to it, so bare with me!
First off, the base card stock is the Naturals Ivory - page 156 of the catalogue for $9.25. Have you ever noticed these card stocks on this page? I overlook them ALL the time but they really are beautiful and are something you should keep in your stash of papers for just such *special* cards. I also used the Brushed Gold from this page - $9.95 - another stash-worthy paper! I also used Early Espresso Card stock and a Tea Lace Paper Doily (also page 156 - $3.95) The ribbon is our beautiful 5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim (page 173 - $9.50). I used my Beautiful Wings Embosslits (page 188 - $14.95) for the little butterflies (punched out of the brushed gold card stock) and my Tyoeset Alphabet Bigz die for the *50*, also in the brushed gold (page 192 - $110.95) Oh - the 1 3/4" Circle Punch is what I used to punch out the Early Espresso Circle.
For the sentiments "Wonderful" and "Forever & Always" I used the stamp set "Loving Thoughts". I inked just one word at a time in the Gold Encore Ink (from the mini - page 28 - $12.95). For the *&* I used a different set ... "Onr in a Million"(page 58 - $22.95 clear) ... it's from the sentiment that says "above & beyond".
Now! For some of the details. Here is a trick I used in order to get the circle cut out on the gold brushed card stock so that it matches the circle cut out on the base.
First I ran my brushed card stock through the Pretty Print embossing folder (page 24 of the mini - $9.95) It looks amazing in person!
Next I had to die my ribbon. It was too creamy ... so I used my Early Espresso ink and my finger dauber to ink it up.
The *love* came from the Expressions thinlits (page 36 of the mini - $30.95) and was attached with my 2-way glue pen. The butterflies were added with mini glue dots. I think that's it! This is one of the only cards I have ever made that I only made one of ... too time consuming and time is not something I have a lot of these days ... so I won't have my own copy of this card for my records. Pictures will have to do!
Now ... if I can just remember to GIVE the card to them sometime in the next 2 weeks *lol*
Pop in again soon - I have an AWESOME idea for another quick and easy Halloween treat for the girls' friends ... and the teachers at the school. I can't wait to pop down and make it happen ... right after I work out ... and walk the dog ... and it's a half day of school so I better crack on!
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Until next time - have a stampy day!!