Happy Tuesday, peeps! It's a special day for the Stamp Ink Paper team...it's our 100th challenge! Justin is challenging us to make a card with our favorite products this week! And to sweeten the week, there is blog candy! Check it out HERE!
I can honestly say that I don't have a single "favorite" stamp...each catalog, each season, each mood brings a favorite for me!! So I really had a dilemma as to how to choose my favorite! But my friend asked me to create a 50th wedding anniversary card for her, so I pulled out a few of my "favorite" products to make my card:
I started with thick white cardstock...I can definitely say that is a favorite, because it accepts ink, embossing and watercoloring very well! Then I found a retired embossing folder which is just lovely, called Elegant Lines, and embossed a white panel to sit atop my card. I know that gold is the color of 50th wedding anniversaries, but I didn't want gold foil, so I still had a few pieces of retired Brushed Gold cardstock and I created a window and a frame for my gold-embossed sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes....another versatile, favorite set! It was embossed on vellum, and although you can't see behind it, there is music stamped in gold. My final touches were some gold diecuts from the Flourish Thinlets, numbers from the Timeless Type die, and I added pearl accents to them and the embossed panel as well:
The photos just don't do it justice!! For the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Occasional Quotes in Gold Encore ink and added another gold diecut down the left side:
For even more shimmer, I stamped the flourish from Flourishing Phrases on the envelope in Gold Encore ink...so elegant!
Now just in case you were wondering about "two fifties make a hundred" from the title of my post...my friend also asked me to make a 50th birthday card with a bowling theme, so I printed a computer-generated image a couple of times, fussy-cut some of the pins, colored them and popped them up, to create this card!
I used the Large Numbers die, Labeler Alphabet for the sentiment and the Zig Zag embossing folder for the background! SO...50 plus 50 equals 100, and it's the 100th challenge for Stamp Ink Paper!!! And before I forget, let me show you my blog candy, which is winging its way to Justin to go to some lucky recipient!
A few little SU goodies all tucked away in a wee little package! Hope you play along with us this week! You could be a lucky winner!!
Each child in Cassidy's class made a video of themselves, telling what they liked about their teacher. One parent will put them all together to present to the teacher as a gift at the end of the school year. Cassidy wanted to get dressed up, and she was so wound up, I could barely get her to stand still to take a photo!
But the star of the show was the sandals....sparkly! Too bad they won't make it into the video, LOL!
It's been rainy, so no work done on the addition! But I'll keep you posted! Have a wonderful day and be blessed!
|Anniversary Card Project Details--All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Noted|
|Stamps||Teeny Tiny Wishes, Flourishing Phrases, Music Note Wheel (ret), Occasional Quotes (ret)|
|Card stock & Papers||Thick White, Brushed Gold (ret), Vellum|
|Tools||Big Shot, Elegant Lines EF, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Die (Nestabilities), Foam Adhesive Strips, Flourish Die, Timeless Type Die, Dimensionals|
|Bowling Card Project Details--All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Noted|
|Stamps||Labeler Alphabet, computer-generated image|
|Card stock & Papers||White, Basic Black, Real Red|
|Tools||Big Shot, Real Red Marker, Copic Markers, Zig Zag EF, Dimensionals|