Saturday, June 30, 2012

Silver Anniversary Card

I made this card for my BIL & SIL Silver Wedding anniversary in June! What a great occasion. 

I was out shopping for supplies to make the gift (next blog post) and I came across these HUGE Stampendous flowers at Joann's and they were 50% off.  Result! Yeah, I know I may have sourced them elsewhere on the internet yada yada yada.  Still I stocked up on many things I had been having difficulty finding (Versamark refill I love you!).

I printed my base card.  If I had been thinking straight, yeah, that's a rare commodity for me,  then I would have played with font sizes within the printed greeting.  I'm happy with it but I think it would have been more WOW if I had made the "Happy 25th Wedding Anniversary" larger and maybe even making the "25th" a different size as well.  Oh well, have to chalk it up to experience. 
Lots of stamping and masking on this one!

At first I was going to shade the flowers with tones of pinks, blush, soft peaches, but when I saw the white with the sparkly silver embossing I just couldn't.  I really liked the simplicity of it.  So then it evolved to Plan B - simplicity needs texture and layers for me to make it more super special. I think it works.  I don't think the photography shows how vibrant the silver is on this card against the crisp white.

Ingredients
Card Size - 8.5 in x 5.5 in
Card Stock - Neenah Classic Crest
Stamps - Stampendous Jumbo Rose
Ink - Versamark
Miscellaneous - Printer; Zing! Silver Glitter Embossing Powder, Foam Dimensionals

3 comments:

liannallama said...

Beautiful card and I bet it's gorgeous in person! I love the font just the way you have it--if it were bigger it might distract from the flowers!

Tammy Cochrane said...

This card is BEAUTIFUL!! I think I need to scrap-lift this one :) It is my parent's 25th anniversary and I am in charge of making the party invitations. I have been looking around the net for inspiration... LOOK NO FURTHER!

Thank you!

Just a quick question... You mentioned masking and lots of stamping, but it appears to be layered can you give me more information about how you did the flowers?

Thanks again!!

Tammy

Kristen said...

Trying to remember... I believe I made a mask and stamped the base layer stamping the middle rose first and then stamped the rose again for the top layer. Guess not that much masking but I don't do it very often so it seemed like a lot! I then fussy cut both and popped them up on dimensionals. The zing embossing powder really made them pop.