Saturday, June 3, 2017

50th Anniversary Card

Hi Everybody,

I made a 50th Anniversary card using Altenew stamps, Beautiful Day and Thinking of You stamp sets.  I wish you could see this card in person, it is so beautiful. The pictures do not do it justice.

I actually made a video on how to make this card just playing around.  My intention was to make the card and not talk and I talked the entire time!  It's not edited yet but if you're interested in seeing it, I can publish it in the near future.  I don't think I did too bad for the first one but there are about 3 things I need to edit out lol.

I took a lattice die and cut it out using acetate and then used that acetate die cut as a stencil.  How cool is that!  I used Cosmic Shimmer Paste in gold and just used a palette knife to spread it over the stencil being sure to cover all of the openings well.  The excess goes back into the jar.  Cosmic Shimmer Paste spreads like a dream too.  These are so easy to work with, I don't have to 'futz' (is this a word) with it very much like I do the Dreamweaver ones.  I let it dry for several hours.

Then I used my MISTI and the corners to make sure the sentiments were straight.  I colored the flower from Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set with Copic markers in R20, R22, and R24 and used Y17 in the center.  I used some gold Stickles to line some of the petals.  I think this adds a lot to the flower and card.  I cut out leaves from the Royal Leaves die set from My Favorite Things and then used foil with the Mini Minc.  I love this green and gold foil.  I originally colored the leaves in the Beautiful Day set with Copics but decided the foiled ones would look better.  I embossed the sentiments with Stampendous Detail Fine Gold Embossing Powder.   This works so well for me on tiny words/letters.

I used Gina K Designs gold card stock and it is just gorgeous and such a great weight.  Inside I used a sentiment from Close To My Heart stamp set called, The Happy Couple Anniversary I believe.  I love how pretty this font is.  I usually don't use stickers but I had these 50 Years stickers and thought it would look good because the Years font is similar to the Happy Anniversary font.  I got these at a big box store.

I cut out a Scribble Rose from My Favorite Things and added a few of the foil leaves I cut out from the Royal Leaves die set.

Last of all, I used the Papertrey Ink Envelope Liner Die (LOVE THIS!) and lined with the gold card stock. How pretty is that??

This card was a lot of fun to make.  I hope you'll try to make your own stencils with acetate and your dies.  One word of advice..... I had to use my Precision Plate to get the acetate to cut right.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!



Verna Angerhofer said...

This is absolutely stunning. Awesome gold background with the paste you used and the flower is so well colored. No wonder you was happy with it and I for one would love to see your video. You are braver then me. In fact, I would have no idea how to even start to do one.

Marsha said...

Your card is glorious! Nice to know about that paste. Must get some. Great work! Marsha

Regina Cooper said...

Thank you SO much ladies! Verna, you would do fabulous I'm quite sure. I'm still trying to figure it all out myself but it's so much easier when someone asks how to do it, to show than explain.