Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Happy Tuesday and an Anniversary card...

Hi, all!  Today, I thought I would show you the card I made to go with the photo mat I featured here a couple of days ago.  This card was made with a digi stamp designed by one of my fellow Outlawz teamies, Sandi Huggett who offers some of her fabulous digis to the entire membership free of charge!  If you'd like to see her designs and take advantage of her generosity, visit us at The Outlawz Challenges, become a member and look in the freebies tab. We host a different challenge each day of the week and offer some really cool prizes, with a great prize for one lucky person at the end of each month. Come check us out!

Anyway, back to my card. This pretty pitcher is graced by a bunch of beautiful pansies, one of my favorite flowers. I decided to be a little adventurous and made a gate-fold card this time. As I mentioned on the post for the signature mat, my friends celebrate their 33rd wedding anniversary on the 26th of this month so I wanted to make a special card for them. Their wedding colors were dark yellow and white (eek!) but I just couldn't make myself use that color scheme so I included a bit of the dark yellow on the pansies. My niece, who is a cake decorator, recreated their wedding cake, complete with yellow roses, so they had plenty of that color to remind them of their wedding day. I love purple in nearly any shade and decided to use it as a contrasting color to the yellow. Here's how the card turned out. You can click on the individual pics to enlarge them.

The closed card is 6" square and opened up, it's approximately 14 1/2"! The image is colored with Copics and coated with a couple of layers of Diamond Glaze to make it shiny like hand-painted glazed porcelain. I also added an extra layer of the glaze over the pansies to raise them and add texture. The card base is Core'dinations cardstock in an almost dusty plum color with the mats, also Core'dinations, a shade or two lighter. The dp is from my stash but I think it's an older pattern from K and Company. I found the ribbon in Michael's dollar bin and the green mini ric rac came from Jo-Ann. I cut a paper doily in half and folded the cut end over to give the appearance of a tabletop lace doily. The little purple flowers are Flora Doodles and the purple pearls are from Recollections. I used Martha Stewart's Eyelet Lace Punch Around the Page set to create the inside mat. The Happy Anniversary greeting is by Stampendous and is stamped on white smooth cardstock, layered over gold glitter and medium purple cardstock and popped up to add dimension. Not shown in the pictures, I stamped the inside mat with a passage from Corinthians13:13 that says, "There are three things that last... faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love. I thought this sentiment was appropriate for a couple who is in as much love today as they were 33 years ago.

Don't forget to check out Sandi Huggett's free digi stamps, as well as some other beautiful ones from Anne Fenton (another of my Outlawz teamies) on the challenge site. These two ladies are so sweet to share their talents with us and they are constantly changing out and adding new images.

Thanks for stopping by today. As always, I love reading your comments. I have an engagement tonight but if I get home in time to type up the post, there will be another card tomorrow for your viewing pleasure. Until then....

Happy crafting!


  1. WOW hun, this just looks totally amazing to me!! I love that realistic pitcher! The colors and all are just beautiful!! Really gorgeous creation!! Just wanted to stop by and say hello and hope that you're enjoying your Summer!! BIG HUGS

  2. This card is totally amazing!

  3. This is even more fabulous now that I see all of the details, Anne. I saw it first at The Outlawz.

    I am following you now. I'd love you to visit me at my blog, Tickell Expressions sometime.


  4. This is beautiful! I love the Pansies and pretty pitcher they are in. :)

  5. Amazing colouring Anniebee, just gorgeous.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. Wow this is fabulous, lovely layout and gorgeous colours xxx

  7. Hi, I am away on holiday this week, but quickly used my daughters computer to see what everybody is doing. This card is amazing, so beautiful. Excellent job,

  8. Your card is beautiful!! The coloring is stunning!!
    hugs, Janiel

  9. GORGEOUS card Annie!!!! Your coloring is BEAUTIFUL and the card design leaves me in awe!!! Amazing work Sistah!

    Love you <3

  10. Oh my goodness! The pitcher looks so 3D! I am sure the happy couple were thrilled (or will be if they haven't received it yet!)
    Amazing job!


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