As usual i have made our Anniversary cards, went for something a little different this year.
Used kraft card sized 8 x 8 inches for the base.
For both cards i used Tim Holtz numbers embossing folders to create the number panels and an A4 embossing folder with a paisley design for the card spine.
Used violet DecoArt mister to cover the white number panel, took some of the colour off to get this shade. When dry took some 80 grit sanding paper and gently sanded the background to give a scratched look. Went round the numbers with a Derwent Graphik black pen and then a Stabilo All pencil.
Mounted the number panels onto black card and distressed the edges then added a white border.
Hand wrote the sentiment, edged with Kaiserfusion alcohol pens and mounted onto black card to match the design.
Added touches of white Stabilo pen to highlight where needed.
For my card i used some of my favourite colours and stencils. Started off with a Crafters Workshop stencil called cornflowers, used DI’s Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves and Vintage Photo for the flower tops and Momento Bamboo leaves and Ivy for the stems. Added shadow with a white pen.
Used same technique of sanding the numbers and then adding the outlines as described above. I do like these colours on kraft card.
The spines for the cards were coloured using matching colours to the number panels, then over the top of the embossing i used some coarse white Pan Pastel to add the sparkle. if you haven't tried the new Pan Pastel white and black colours you should, they make an amazing difference over any colour you have used.
Am really pleased with how both cards turned out. Here is the inner i added for us to write our words. Used a Martha Stewart corner punch and then highlighted with a Unipin pen.
For the envelopes i cut up a white A4 sized one and cut it down to size. Cut off the flap and adhered that to the top of the cut down envelope so i can stick it down. This is a great use of larger envelopes when you don’t have the time to make your own.
Not a good picture but i hope you can see what i have done.
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