Wednesday 19 April 2017

400th Post Anniversary Card

This is the 400th post on my blog and the card I've chosen to write about is one I made for our daughter Elaine and her husband Andy who celebrated their second anniversary recently.  

There was a mix of old, new and free craft items used to make this card.  The starting point was the Penny Black stamp Squeeze 'til I Squeak which was stamped onto Hobbycraft's white linen card and coloured using Promarkers.  The daisy head, its centre and mice feet were stamped and coloured a second time and layered on top.  Using the daisy image was significant because we gave Elaine a Sheila Fleet Daisy pendant on her wedding day.  Check out this previous post to find out the story behind this jewellery design and the box I made for Elaine's pendant.

A free embossing folder from issue 161 of Simply Cards & papercraft and a set of dies which had been a reader offer in the same issue were used to frame the image.  This was layered onto daisy patterned paper from K & Company which had been die cut using a Sue Wilson noble pierced square die.  Stitching was added to the paper once it had been attached to gold pearlescent card.

Two more patterned papers were used on the card and both were from digital downloads and printed onto white linen card.  The spotted one was from the Cuddly Buddly set A Patchwork of Papers Yellow and the marbled effect one was a backing paper from the Fred She Said set Purple Pansies.  The marbled paper was also die cut using a Sue Wilson noble pierced square die with stitching added before it was attached to the pearlescent card.

Spellbinders plain and scalloped hearts dies and Tonic's Happy Anniversary die were used to make up the sentiment topper.  Along with the patterned papers, glitter card and matt gold linen card were used to make up the layers.  The completed topper was attached to the card base using a strip of acetate at the top and wet glue at the bottom.  This allowed the topper to stand out from the card and added dimension.

The topper at the bottom of the card was also made using the Spellbinders heart dies and the 2U added on top were die cut using the Sizzix sizzlets die set Chunkidelic. 


Other embellishments added to the card were flat backed pearls, grosgrain ribbon and crystal dot and gold heart stickers.  A small Woodware daisy punch was used to make the flower embellishments. The daisies were layered and ink was sponged on the tips of the petals.

A tag for their present was made to match the main topper.

Hope you've enjoyed this trip amongst the old, new, free and forgotten craft stash.
Thanks for reading today
Liz xxx

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  1. WOW I love how you put so much thought into the beautiful card, I hope your Daughter and Husband have a lovely Anniversary. Thanks for sharing with us on Passion for Promarkers this week, Hazelx

  2. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Emma

  3. Oh I love this cutie gorgeous image and so nicely coloured too. Love the design, looks fabulous with this image. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  4. Oh what a beautiful image for an anniversary card. I'm sure your daughter and her husband loved it. Gorgeous colours.
    Thanks for Sharing at I ❤️ Promarkers

  5. Happy 400th Post Anniversary, Liz and what a lovely card for your daughter and SIL! Love the sunny yellow tones and sweet Penny Black stamp. Thanks for playing along with my challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa x

  6. Adorable image and card; congrats on 400 posts! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  7. Congratulations on you 400th post Liz! What a beautiful post it is, and what a gorgeous card, with so much heart and soul poured into it. Gorgeous little image and so much detail to see. I loved the story about your daughter's pendant too. Thanks for sharing this with us at Passion for Promarkers. Linda

  8. Oh, I love this card, Liz! It is gorgeous - I love everything about it. The image is just adorable and beautifully colored and embellished, including the sweet bow. I'm sure your daughter and son-in-law loved it. Congrats on their 2nd anniversary and your 400th post! Thank you for playing along with us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our monthly challenge, Anything Goes & Include a Handmade Bow :-)

  9. Oh this is so cute, love you colour combo and layout.
    Thanks for joining us over at LOVE TO CRAFT.
    Jean xx

  10. Oh this is so beautiful. hanks so much for joining in the fun at Through The Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes. And I hope you will come back next week as well.
    Linda DT TTCRD

  11. So cute! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too. Cindy (DT)

  12. Super cute card and lovely colour combo. Adorable. Thanks for joining us over at PFP this week.
    Love n hugs

  13. Beautiful card Liz. I love the sweet image and your colouring is perfect. I love your dotty paper and soft colour scheme. Great matching tag too. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  14. lovely! Thanks for joining us at cards und more and good luck! hugs,Beate

  15. What a beautiful anniversary card. Thanks for sharing at Make My Monday.

  16. Oh my word - the cuteness of this card is too much! The colors, that image...I love every single thing about it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at LTCCB! Lori DT

  17. Super cute Card :)
    Thanks for joining us at Cards und More.