It has been a while since I've posted! I've been trying to stay on top of the December hurricane that is headed my way - Jesus, my husband and my son all decided to show up in December! Before I get to my card for today, I want to welcome the new follower of my blog! Very happy to have you and I do hope you enjoy! I did try to visit you, as I always do, but could not find a link :( If you post your work on the web, please drop me a line or leave a comment with your link so I can admire your creations too. I have gotten so much inspiration and so many great ideas by following my followers, so I hate missing the opportunity.
On to my card for today then - I have an anniversary card to share. I made a tag a while back that is similar to this card, so hopefully I am not boring anyone. When my husband saw the tag, he mentioned that something similar would be perfect for a 60th wedding anniversary we were invited to. My husband thinks I never take his suggestions, so I thought I would indulge him this time ;o). Here is my card:
There is a lot of shimmer spray on this one - here is a photo capturing some of the sparkle:
Stamps - Stampin up Pretty Petals (retired) & En Francais, Hot Off the Press Stamp and Punch set
Cheery Lynn Designs dies - Fanciful Flourish, small Exotic Butterfly, and Italian Flourish doily
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starbursts - Silent night silver (for all the 'designer papers') and Frosted Forget me nots (a pale blue - used on the butterflies); Glitz Spritz - Scintillating Silver (used on the bits that are still white - this one just adds a lot of shimmer without really changing the colour much)
Other - clear and silver embossing powder, silver and white card, rhinestones, circles and scallops cut with cricut
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Fab 'n' Funky - anything goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - punches and/or dies
Top Tip Tuesday - Silver, white + a hint of one other colour (the butterflies are pale blue, promise, though it is hard to tell from the photos with all the silver surrounding them)
My tip - For a more even application of your shimmer sprays and to save on waste from the spray going everywhere, try applying them with a paint brush. Use a larger paint brush to cover large surfaces, such as the background papers I have created, and a small brush or small sponge to cover small surfaces such as the butterflies and flourish. This way you save all the overspray, it is cleaner and you don't inhale the mist!
That's all from me for now! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week & weekend. Thank you for visiting and also for taking the time to leave a comment! I love reading them and visiting you back!