It's been a busy month; after working on my recent large projects, it was time to get back to some card-making. My parents celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary yesterday so I made this card for them. I started out with a regular white cardstock base and added quite a few layers. The first (lowest) is composed of an embossed white card with ivory lace attached to the back and pearly embellishments on the rounded corners. I added Frosted Lace Stickles to the edge and popped it up on a regular folded card with a solid base of foam core.
Here's a side view. The next layer is a set three large Spellbinder oval dies. Two sandwich more ivory lace and are propped up on an angle with the third oval folded underneath and secured to the embossed layer. I also attached the front of this layer to the card with Scor-Tape. I added a ring of pearls around the edge of these die cuts.
The third and upper-most layer is a smaller oval Spellbinder die popped up with foam dimensionals. To this layer I added white glittery Thickers numbers and letters, White Orchid Crafts roses, Michael's brand wedding pearl spray, Martha Stewart punched leaves, lace bow and a drop pearl from my jewelry stash.
Good thing this was a hand-delivered card; it would never fit into an envelope! Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!!! Love you so much!
Next up, I was asked to create a card for a co-worker who recently lost her mother. I tried something different and made a triple-fold out card in landscape from black cardstock. I added some beautiful black and white patterned paper to the top fold and embossed and multi-layered the bottom panel overtop a white ribbon. A Spellbinders die and Hero Arts stamp was added to the top panel. I used my Stampin Up slot punch to feed the ribbon through the top, tying a bow to close.
Since the cardstock base was black, I added three panels for co-workers' signatures. Using a Martha Stewart edge punch on the top and bottom panels, I layered each section three deep, cutting out the corners with a small circle punch.
It was great to get back to some card making! Every day in my Studio is a pleasure and I am never alone as Dakotah my black cat always joins me while I work. Trying to be as close as possible, she is often found sleeping up on my desk rather than in the basket on the floor. I folded up a towel to make her spot more comfy, so it didn't take long for Sheba our grey tabby to park herself up there too. I was surprised Dakotah put up with this intrusion - they snoozed peacefully whilst I cut, taped, glued and stamped.
I seems Tawnee has yet to discover the new place to hang out. With three cats, it's a good thing I have a large desk ;)
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