I'm almost at the end of my current card orders which I have to say I'm glad about as I'm itching to do something a little more messy with lots of paint ! The card I'm sharing today is another Silver Wedding anniversary card which is for my sister. Only one more to do !
I started, as always, with the background and stamped the Crafty Individuals swirl stamp using Victorian Velvet DI. I've then used Tattered Rose DI and blended that over the card. The layers below the main image are pieces torn from an old book and then heavily distressed ! I've blended more Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet DI over the paper. The main images are Flonz Craft stamps and I masked the woman off and then stamped the man so he appears to be standing behind her.
I've covered a Filigree metal corner with some Moonlight Fresco Finish paint and then dabbed some Pewter Distress Stains over the top. The text has been done on my PC and the little paper rose has been rubbed with some Victorian Velvet DI. I've given the same treatment to the large flowers and the little roses around it. The little button is made from clay and I've coloured it with Moonlight Fresco Finish paint. I never seem to have the right colour, shape or size of buttons so I decided that I would make my own ! So, I bought some Air Dry Clay and a button mould and I now have a lovely selection of buttons! The little key is a wooden one and I've coated that with Moonlight Fresco Finish and then added some Pewter Distress Stains. For the numbers, I saw this idea on the very talented Marjie Kemper's blog. I didn't realise how fiddly it was going to be though ! The numbers are printed on my PC and then I've pushed them into the ends of the stick pins and covered them with Glossy Accents. The little heart is another embellishment that I picked up from The Bead Scene.
I'm also entering this project into the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge which is Shabby Chic.
I hope you all have a lovely Sunday, I'm hoping for some more time in my craft room so fingers crossed !
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