Sunday 26 June 2011

Pearl Anniversary

This was the second big project I completed this week.  These cards, box and tag are destined for my friend and her husband who celebrate their 30th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday the 2nd of July.  My friend and I went through secondary school and teacher training college together and even have children born on the same date.  On their special day thirty years ago I was honoured to be one of their bridesmaids.

If you read the previous post you'll find out what was used to make the shoe card, box and gift tag.  The card stock used this time was smooth and linen effect cream pearlescent card and a patterned pearlised cream card.  All embellishments were chosen to match the cream theme and self adhesive pearls were used to decorate the shoe and box to represent the special anniversary.

The card in the final picture is one for my family to give the happy couple.  This one resulted from one of our group crafting sessions when we tried out different ways to use our embossing folders and also use different types of cardstock.  I decided to play around with vellum and cream card and cut these flowers using the Tim Holtz tattered floral sizzix die and then emboss them with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The flowers were put together by alternating the card and vellum layers and varying the number of layers used.

The card base was a 14.85cm square cream card

Papers used
Thick cream vellum from The Papeterie, Aberdeen
Cream card in various finishes, textures and shades of cream also from The Papeterie, Aberdeen

Tools used
Tim Holtz Sizzix die - Tattered Floral
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Squares Large
Woodware half inch circle punch
Embossing mat and Glitter Girls embossing tool
Dawn Bibby Stamp - Warm Wishes from the set Warm Wishes DB010
Stampendous Detail Gold embossing powder

Embellishments used
Bling Bling self adhesive pearls
Crystal dot peel-off stickers

Top tip for this card would be to make the flower centres using a half inch circle, punched from card to match the project, and then laying it on an embossing mat and running a Glitter Girls embossing tool over it in circular movements until the card circle cups up at the edges.  The cupped circle can be stuck on using a foam pad.  The advantage of making your own cup shapes is that you can use the same card stock as used in your project and it's a great way of using up those little pieces of left over card.

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