Friday, October 1, 2010

A Fall Anniversary Card

I had a few moments today to participate in this week's Blogger's Challenge -- it's been a little while since I've shared anything so I thought it was time to show you the card I made!


I used the Lovely as a Tree stamp set. With Black Staz-On ink, I stamped on some vellum paper, then colored the image with markers. I then flipped my image over to give it the softer, water-colored look. In order to give it a little more color, I mounted the vellum on a square of Pear Pizazz card stock, then mounted that square on a larger square of So Saffron card stock. I had to experiment a little -- initially I thought of mounting the vellum on some Marina Mist or Bashful Blue card stock to give the appearance of blue sky behind the tree -- that worked until I started thinking that it looked like my tree was suspended in the sky and I just couldn't get past that image in my mind!

Using my Big Shot, I dry-embossed a strip of Cajun Craze card stock with the Polkadot folder. I just love this color card stock for fall cards! I tied a piece of Chocolate Chip satin ribbon around the embossed strip, then tied to little tags (since this is anniversary!) to the ribbon using some linen thread.



I think the sentiments were from Small Script and Teeny Tiny Wishes, but the "Forever" could have also been from my Fundamental Phrases stamp set.

Now... shhh! This card will be for my husband -- how appropriate to make this card this week! It's our 21st Anniversary on Thursday, and it's about time I have a card made in time for the occasion!!

Thanks for looking! Tomorrow, I'll share 2 more fall-themed cards (one uses the same Lovely as a Tree image) in honor of World Card-Making Day! Get out there and stamp!!!

Hugs!
Jeannie

13 comments:

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Love your card, Jeannie...the tags add the perfect touch.

Linda Monroe said...

Jeanie,
This is so sweet and elegant. I like the sentiments hanging on the ribbon. Very nice touch. You are also brave to work with Vellum. I find it hard to work with and often don't dare. It has a very nice effect though - especially with the nature scenes.

Ida said...

Wonderful. Love the set you used, works great for masculine cards. The colors are just fabulous and I bet your hubby will love this card. Happy Anniversary (a little early)!

tonistamps said...

I love the two greeting tags hanging like that. Lovely as a Tree is still one of my all time favorite sets. I really like how you colored it, then flipped the vellum.

Clara said...

Very nice card, love the use of the tags with the words on them.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is gorgeous Jeannie! Such a beautiful design and what a wonderful mix of colors for Lovely As a Tree! :D

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the added tags - have a wonderful anniversary!

GCgirl said...

Great job with this...the combo of the two sentiments is right on!

Lisa Bohler said...

Wonderful fall anniversary card and I love how you colored the tree! Gorgeous!

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful card. Love the vellum touch.

Lori said...

Beautiful! Love the look of the colored image on the vellum.

JP Card Crazy said...

Beautiful card. Love the sentiment tags.

Basement Stamper said...

Hope you have a wonderful Anniversary, he'll love the card, it's very pretty.