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Monday, August 8, 2011

Through the Trees Anniversary Wishes

My niece and her husband will be celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary next week. Both are "outdoors" enthusiasts - camping, kayaking, hunting and fishing, so I knew PTI's Through the Trees would make a clean and simple card, just right for them.

I cut a card base and a card front from Stampin' Up's Confetti White card stock. A square opening was cut with a craft knife on the card front. I determined the correct size by measuring the image from the stamp I wanted to use. This piece was sent through my Cuttlebug with the Woodgrain Impression Plate.
A piece of satin ribbon was knotted and added to the card front with a Tiny Tag. The tag was stamped with a sentiment and image from Tag-Its #5 and then attached to the ribbon. A rhinestone was added to the heart image and 3 rhinestones were placed on the top left hand corner for a lttle 'bling". 
(I had to restrain myself from adding more details or sponging the edges of the card. I always struggle with clean and simple cards, but I see so many of them that I like, that I have challenged myself to do this more often.)

The tree image was stamped onto the main card base using Close to My Heart Vineyard ink, positioning it so that the opening in the card front would fit.  This colour was similar to their wedding colour, so I thought it would be a nice memory for them!! Before assembling the card, I sprayed the stamped image with Vanilla Shimmer Spritzer. Finally the card front was placed onto the card base using foam dimensionals.

On the inside of the card I stamped two sentiments from Treasure Life (Close to My Heart) in Garden Green and Vineyard. The little tree at the bottom corner, also from Through the Trees,  was stamped in green and then the heart (Love Lives Here) was stamped in Vineyard.

Card Details:
Stamps: PTI Through the Trees, Tag Its #5. Love Lives Here; CTMH Treasure Life
Inks: CTMH Vineyard, Garden Green;  Colorbox Wild Hare
Paper: SU Confetti White
Other Details: PTI Tiny Tags die, Woodgrain Impression Plate; SU Smooches Spritzer Vanilla Shimmer;  ribbon, foam dimensionals.


Leigh said...

What a lovely card!

carol (krillsister) said...

I love the simplicity of the card. Lovely.

Lorraine said...

Very pretty, Karen! Love the framed image, the beautiful shimmer and that cute tiny tag!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Beautiful card!