Thursday, January 7, 2010

Anniversary Card Class

Hello fellow bloggers. I finally have some new cards to share with you. I had two of them done the other day, but I waited to post all 4 of the cards together. These are what I came up with for my upcoming anniversary card class. One dilemma I had was, I only have one saying that says happy anniversary. I like having more choices, but sometimes you just don't. My other thing I seem to be getting stuck into is that I love the horizontal cards much better than the vertical. Because of this I tend to make them all the same direction. I don't think that is a good thing. I am going to have to make myself broaden my horizons and make them vertically also.

This is the first card I came up with. I used orchid opulence, cottage wall, old olive, and rich razzleberry cardstock for this one. The stamp set used was priceless. I usd the new scallop corner punch, scallop circle, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle, heart to heart, and corner rounder punches, a stamping sponge, and a white gel pen. I used the organza ribbon also.

Since I didn't want to use the same happy anniversary stamp, I decided to use my defining alphabet stamp set to make the l, v, and e. The heart is from the love you much set. The cardstock is kraft, not quite navy, and bella bleu designer series paper. The tools used are the 1 1/4", 1 3/8" circle, and the scallop border punches. The ink used is not quite navy.

Once again I used something new out of the new occasions mini catalog. The vintage vogue stamp set along with the saying from the teeny tiny wishes set. It is a wonderful set to own. I have seen tons of beautiful cards made using this set. For the cardstock I used always artichoke, mellow moss, orchid opulence, and elegant eggplant. I hand cut out both of the flowers. I used a stamping sponge to add richness to the mellow moss cardstock and for the background color on the square. Ink used for this project was versamark, mellow moss, always artichoke, orchid opulence, and elegant eggplant. The 1/4" grosgrain ribbon is elegant eggplant and I added a brad from the vintage set.

For this last card I wanted to use the new XL two step bird punch. I thought it would make a cute anniversary card. When my husband seen this one he said, "This one looks springy." I have to agree with him on that. I used so saffron, almost amethyst, whisper white, and basic gray cardstock, and tea party designer series paper. For ink I used so saffron, basic gray, certainly celery, and pretty in pink. The tools I used was the XL 2 step bird punch, which is in the new occasions mini catalog, modern label, word window, and eyelet border punches. I used my Big Shot and the ovals die to make the two different sized ovals. Of course, I used the stamping sponge once again to add richness to the so saffron cardstock. I love how it looks on cards. For accessories I used 1/4" pretty in pink ribbon and a brad from the soft subtles pack.

Just in case you don't realize it all of the products used are Stampin' Up!

If you have a minute, please take the time to leave a comment. Thanks so much for taking the time to view my blog. As always I hope it helps you want to create something too.

Now go-n-stamp!!


Cheryl said...

They are all wonderful. I think you did a fantastic job and hope I can get a few more cranked out soon.

Geneva Chapin said...

So many nice cards. Thanks for sharing.