Thursday, May 15, 2014

A May Anniversary!

My brother and his wife celebrate their anniversary during the month of May.  I went to a cardmaking event hosted by my friend, Liz Thayer, where several cards she had designed were available for us to make with papers and embellishments provided.  When I go to these fun-filled events, my cardmaking mojo is always working, so many times I have to tweak the offerings and make them more my own.  That is how this card evolved, which I have chosen to use for my brother's anniversary card.

I added a Naturals Ivory cardbase and an Early Espresso mat layer.  I also chose to use the embossed Calypso Coral layer as a mat as well, dropping the Crumb Cake torn-paper half-layer down so the Calypso Coral peaked out around the top and sides.  I also added a Scalloped Early Espresso Oval die-cut as an under mat to the "sweet, sweet moments" Crumb Cake sentiment oval.  I elected to place my petite coral flower on top my ribbon knot instead of off-setting as the original design suggested.  Though I really liked the original card design and my card retains the original design flavor, I was even more pleased with it after my added changes.  All the while I was making this card, I thought it could make a great anniversary card with the right inside verse, so I hope my brother and his wife like their card as well.

Recipe:  Stampin' Up papers:  Natural Ivory cs (cardbase), Early Espresso cs, Calypso Coral cs, Crumb Cake cs.  SU stamp:  Layered Labels, Happy Day.  SU Ink: Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Soft Suede (distressing).  SU Fancy Fan Embossisng Folder.  Spellbinders Petite Scallop Oval dies.  SU 7/8" Scallop punch.  SU 3/8" Neutrals brads.   SU Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon.  EK Scallop Corner punch (inside).

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