Friday, April 20, 2012

Anniversary Card with The Stampsmith

Hello Dreamers!
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 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.



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.
Karen

17 comments:

  1. What a beautiful anniversary card, Imlove the adorable image and your background is gorgeous as is the ribbon treatment. Gorgeous yard too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  2. perfect anniversary card, I especially love the colours and the background you've created, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

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  3. Wow, I love this Karen, the teal really stands out, and I love the background and gorgeous image (I do love Stampsmith images). Thanks for joining in with our "Ink It" challenge at the Craft-Room, and good luck.

    Maria x

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  4. Beautiful Anniversary card, I like the sweet image and the colours, Thanks for joining in with us at TTCRD, good luck.
    Kevin xx

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  5. Your garden looks so lovely....beautiful flowers thanks for sharing the photos. What a lovely card you have created for your parents. Love that image.

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  6. Oh Karen, this is absolutely gorgeous! How lucky you are to be able to make a card for your parents' anniversary! I know they will treasure this! :)

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  7. This is a beautiful card. I'm sure your parents will love it. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Jeanette

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  8. wow, the teal against the sepia is stunning! thank you for joining in with aud sentiments xx

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  9. Super card love all the strong green. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge good luck XOXO Zoe

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  10. What a gorjuss card i love your colour palette. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD.

    Tracey DT

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  11. Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

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  12. Just beautiful! You did such a great job! Thank you for joining us at THCRD!
    Marie XX

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  13. Beautiful card and fab stamp :o) thank you for joining us at Craft room challenge for our ink it challenge, good luck. hugs
    NIKKI DT

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  14. Charming card, Karen, and such sweet flowers!!

    :)

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  15. You have made a lovely card here. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

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  16. Hello...I love the harlequin background on your card and the image used is so adorable...Thank you for sharing it with us at the Craft Room challenge this fortnight! Suzanne :)

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  17. Karen, Beautiful card and such a fabulous shade of teal. Thank you for sharing it with us in our April Anything Goes challenge on Art With No Boundaries. Hope you visit us again.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

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