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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Golden Wreath: PTI September 2013 Challenge

It's time for another Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge. 
My blog has been very quiet recently - I had eye surgery 2 weeks ago 
and everything seems to take a little longer to do!! This is the first card 
I've posted since the surgery - I'm so glad to be back creating again!!


My cousins are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in October and I knew that I wanted to use Birds and Blooms for a card, so when the September Challenge at Papertrey Ink was using wreaths in a project, this seemed like a perfect time for this card.

I am also linking this to All That Glitters is Gold Challenge  in the Moxie Fab World, since my wreath was created using gold embossing powder.

When I'm making a card for anniversary or wedding cards I always like to use details that appeal to both the husband and wife, so on this card I used the Woodgrain Impression Plate and the blue birds to give an outdoorsy/rustic touch. The flowers give a little more feminine look to the card. The wreath, flowers and birds were die cut with the corresponding Birds and Blooms Die Collection.

I wanted to include "50" on the card front, but didn't want it to overpower the wreath, birds and sentiment. After die cutting the heart tag from Tiny Tags I stamped it with Sweet Blush ink and a polka dot block from Bitty Background Blocks. The numbers (Mini Scrapbooking Series) were embossed with gold, then the tag was added to the white and gold bow. 

A border was created on the inside of the card, with leaves (Fine Linen) and flowers from Birds and Blooms. The sentiment, from Everyday Photo Finishers was stamped with Autumn Rose.

Card Details (PTI, unless noted)
Stamps - Birds & Blooms, Think Big Favorites #24, Everyday Photo Finishers, 
Mini Scrapbooking Series: Tabs, Bitty Background Blocks
Inks - Sweet Blush, Lavender Moon, Autumn Rose, Fine Linen; Versamark;  
Close To My Heart: Outdoor Denim
Paper - Stamper's Select White, Autumn Rose
Dies - Birds and Blooms Die Collection, Tiny Tags
Other - Wood grain Impression Plate; SU Gold Embossing Powder; copic markers;
CTMH: Bitty Opaque Adhesive Pearls; 3D Foam Dots; Gold & White ribbon (sewing room stash)

Thanks for visiting today. Enjoy the Blog Hop!
Karen C.


BethieJ said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!
Love your take on the wreath challenge!
Have a GREAT day!

Shay said...

Wow, this is one gloriously golden card inside and out, Karen! It is perfect to celebrate such a wondrous accomplishment. I think your card will delight your cousins.

Leigh Penner said...

Gorgeous card, Karen! I love the woodgrain impressed background!

artful-notions said...

Lovely colors on your wreath. Such a sweet tag to mark the 50th!

Helen F. said...

Oh So beautiful, Karen! Love the wood background, sweet birds and heart tag on your 50th Anniversary card.

Alex said...

Pink and gold are always such a beautiful color combination, what a great card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Karen your wreath is beautiful and did you fussy cut the inside of the wreath? Wow!

Lizzie R said...

This is wonderful! Worth the fussy cutting! Wow! The colours are perfect and the layout is nice and clean! Great job!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the details - the two birds & 50 on the heart tag - add up to one beautiful card!

Lindsey said...

What a beautiful anniversary card! I think your placement of "50" was perfect. It's a fabulous detail but not overpowering at all.

LEG Studios said...

Gorgeous card, Karen, and I love that you decorated the inside too - so pretty!

Cath said...

Hey Karen! Thanks for linking this up to the All That Gitters is Gold challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

LEG Studios said...

Great card, inside and out! :)