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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Summertime Anniversary

I have several family members who celebrate wedding anniversaries during July and August. This is the card I made for one of my nieces and her husband. The top portion of the card uses multiple stamps to create a background, so I am linking this post to Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday #127:  Double Backgrounds.

* The light blue card stock was stamped with Spring Rain ink and three different stamps from Polka Dot Basics. I wanted to create a feeling of water and sky - the polka dots reminded me of 'bubbles'!!  This layer was also impressed with Tin Types Impression Plate.
* The sentiment was a combination of a Close To My Heart stamp (Free Spirit) and the ANNIVERSARY stamp from Pretty Peonies. The edges of the blue card stock were also stamped with Sew Simple Borders in Blueberry Sky.
* I used a Bo Bunny paper pad (Double Dots) to make the sun and flip flops, along with the matching stamps (Back Pocket Basics) and dies.
* The card front was mounted onto a Kraft card base.

* I wanted to place the flip flops on a 'wooden dock', so I used a combination of the Background Basics: Woodgrain stamps and Impression Plate. After stamping and impressing the card stock, I cut it into strips and then sponged the edges of each with Kraft ink. They were glued back together on the lower portion of the card front. A brown dot was added to each corner.

* I carried the water theme to the inside of the card. I mounted a blue panel to the card base and then cut a smaller piece that was embossed with a Cuttlebug Embossing folder. I swiped the ink pad over the raised portion and the cut edge of this section and then adhered it to the lower edge. 
* The Mini Blooms die collection has 2 dies that reminded me of star fish. I die cut these out of the yellow dotted paper, inked the edges and then added them to the 'water'. The center of each 'star fish' was stamped with a small stamp from Framed Out #6.
* The sentiment (Embroidered Blooms) was stamped with blueberry Sky.
Card Details (PTI, unless noted)
Stamps - Polka Dot Basics, Background Basics: Woodgrain, Back Pocket Basics, Sew Simple Borders, Pretty Peonies, Embroidered Blooms; Close To My Heart: Free Spirit
Inks - Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Kraft, Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold, Berry Sorbet;
Memento Rich Cocoa
Papers - Kraft; Recollections: Blue, Caramel; Bo Bunny: Double Dots Soft Shades
Dies -  Back Pocket Die Collection, Flip Flop Die Collection, Mini Blooms
Other - Tin Types Impression Plate, Woodgrain Impression Plate; Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls Embossing Folder; 3D Foam Dots; 7/8" circle punch

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.


artful-notions said...

How clever to create an anniversary card with 2sets of flip flops! Love your wood grain deck!

carol (krillsister) said...

Awesome card. those backgrounds look great. Love the flip flops. Your inside is so cute too! The swirl impression definitely gives the impression of a wave.

Meghan said...

This is an amazing card. Every single piece is carefully crafted! Love it!

Carolanne said...

Adorable anniversary card. Love your backgrounds and embossing. Flip flops are so cute!

LINDA M said...

Super card. I love all the details. I thought your wood grain was actually pattern paper. Really a cute card.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is fabulous, Karen! I love how you made the wooden planks!

Lindsey said...

What a fabulous anniversary card. Makes me wish we had a summer anniversary. And I love that you showed how you made your dock. I definitely want to give that a try. :)