Thursday, May 1, 2014

Happy Anniversary!

Awwwww, aren't they sweet?  I've been itchin' to use my new branch die that I received for my birthday.  I think it works perfectly on this card, don't you?  
Ok, so I began by cutting a piece of white card stock using the Mama Elephant Femme Frame die.  Then I masked off just the scalloped edges and stamped the star background with Versamark ink.  I applied white embossing powder, heat embossed them, and then sponged on the blue distress ink.  Now because the blue ink won't stick to the embossed stars, I just took a tissue and wiped the stars a bit to remove any excess blue ink, and then I removed the masking tape along the scalloped edges.  Awww, pretty white stars in a night sky, with a white scalloped border!  Perfect!  
Ok, so then I cut a circle in the star panel and placed a piece of yellow card stock underneath.  After marking the yellow card stock for the area showing through the circle, I sponged some yellow distress ink around the edges to give the moon some dimension.  I adhered the star panel to navy card stock with foam tape, and then using my Perfect Layers Mini tool and Perfect Cutting Mat, I created the perfect mat behind my star panel!  I punched the owls, and die cut the branch, from black card stock and adhered them to the star panel in front of the moon.  I made the banner using the same navy card stock and heat embossed the stamped sentiment using white embossing powder.  I added a few punched red hearts and applied some glitter with my Wink of Stella glitter pen and added some Glossy Accents on top.  All that's left is to adhere the matted panel to the Kraft card base.  
Okee dokee, that's it for me today.  I hope you hens have a great day and I'll see ya back in the hen house real soon.  {{{hen hugs}}}



  1. Now that is a FUN Anniversary card. Cool branch. (Nice gift!) You sure went to more work than I would have. I have some DP with stars! Mask, stamp, emboss, sponge, clean... sounds like work. But you make it looks easy and GOOD.

  2. Lovely! Thanks for letting us know how you made that fab background!

  3. Say this is so sweet. And what a great idea. Love how you didn't do any colouring, wish I could be that clever. All I know is to colour a little image and make a card of it. Very well done.

    1. Sorry that was supposed to read ah this is so sweet, not 'say'. Predictive text.


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