Thursday, August 11, 2016

Love is in the air

A few weeks ago my aunt and uncle celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. We had a fun (albeit windy) family celebration at a lakeside picnic pavilion, and naturally I wanted to make a special card for the occasion.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Sunshine Sayings
Paper: Thick Whisper White card stock, gold glimmer paper
Ink: Ultimate Metallic Gold (Encore), Wink of Stella gold glitter brush pen
Accessories: Sunshine Wishes Thinlits dies, magenta sequins (unknown), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Mono Multi liquid glue

Isn't it pretty and sparkly? Gold was the perfect choice for a fiftieth anniversary, so I used it two different ways: gold glitter paper for the die-cut hearts and strip behind the banner and gold flecks on the background. To make the flecks I firmly tapped the gold Wink of Stella pen on my left index finger so the ink splattered on the card base.

To make the "love" element, I die cut the word six times out of white card stock and carefully adhered them together in a stack using liquid glue. Then I glued the sentiment to the card. I love the little bit of dimension and "oomph" this technique adds to the sentiment.

When I was done with the gold I decided the card needed a little splash of a different color, and sequins were the perfect way to accomplish that. I tried several different colors before I settled on magenta. I hoped it wasn't too girly, but as my sister reminded me, it's usually the girls who appreciate handmade cards the most, anyway.

Remember if you would like me to send you a card as part of my #31daysofhappymail challenge, leave a comment on my "A blog anniversary - and you get a card" post by Aug. 31, 2016. Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Pretty card! I bet your aunt and uncle just loved it!
    Sunshine, New Zealand