Today, I have a card made for my parents' anniversary. I used an adorable stamp from the "Thank Heaven for Little Girls #1" from The Stampsmith. The card is made with a background I created using teal inks, sprays, and a Crafters Workshop Template. The ink and spray is from the Ranger Adirondack line and is called Stream. I get all my inks here. I decorated the envelope too.
See my tutorial on creating the background here. Add the background piece to a card base made from Taken with Teal CS (Stampin' Up). Cut two circles from Pool Party CS (SU) and dry emboss the smaller circle. Distress the circles with Broken China Distress Ink. Add both circles to the background. Stamp the sentiment (My Sentiments Exactly) with Stream ink; cut out and add to card front. Tie ribbon around card.
Stamp the photo stamp (The Stampsmith) with black dye ink on white glossy CS. Layer with black and Taken with Teal CS and add to card.
I also added some paper flowers from Michaels. Isn't this couple too, too, sweet??!! And, here is what the inside looks like. The sentiment is from Victorine Originals.
I thought you might enjoy some photos of the Spring flowers in my yard. I went out to do some clean up work and thought that this corner looked so lovely with all its soft blooms.
The blue flowers are Forget me Nots. The white are some kind of small poppy. The purple in the very back left are Lamium. Should have Peonies next month. The weeds sure are doing well too and need to be pulled.
Challenge for my Anniversary Card:
Simon Says Stamp and Show: anything goes
Art with No Boundaries: anything goes
Craft Room Challenge: use a rubber stamp-no digis
Aud Sentiments: Use spring colors
CRAFT challenge: Wedding
Through the Craftroom Door: your favorite technique-----using the templates with inks and sprays to create backgrounds.
Crafts and Me: vintage
Cardmaking Mamas: make it girly
2 Sisters: must have a flower within the image--bouquet in upper left corner of image.
Victorine Originals: Anything goes
Okay, I think my parents will like their card. I will be back later with the Magic Metal cards.....
Hope you are enjoying your lovely Spring day. Get outside and breath in the exquisite fragrance of the Spring blooms. Love ya.