Thursday, 20 November 2014

Anniversary Cards

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.

I do hope you have enjoyed your visit today, looking forward to your lovely comments.

Thanks for dropping by.



  1. These are lovely Mo,very detailed and funky looking

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  2. Beautiful cards. I love Kraft card! The colours you've chosen and the stencils look great. Very elegant and vibrant too. xxx

  3. Beautiful cards! What a lovely idea, too! Happy Anniversary!

  4. I sooo love the colours you have chosen they work perfectly together. the flowers on yours looks amazing. Wow 14 years big congrats to you and your OH xxxxx

  5. Wow Mo! These are stunning! The purple against the kraft is gorgeous and the touches of white to add highlights is so eye catching! I love the beautiful number panels, these are just amazing cards my friend! WOW WOW WOW! big hugs :)

  6. These are fabulous MoH, I love that you make your own card lol. Congratulations too on your anniversary. Thank you for telling me about the new PP's I think some of these have passed me by so I will have to check them out xx

  7. Beautiful and inspiring work MoH :D Congratulations on the anniversary and have a fabulous weekend :o)

  8. A bit late but Happy Anniversary anyway ;-) Love your cards and that cornflower stencil has to be one of my all time favourites. Fab colours too! It was our anniversary on Tuesday .... beating you by a few years though, lol!

    Lesley Xx

  9. Both cards are great, honor the same occasion, yet are distinctly different, Mo! Love them both!

  10. Am I getting this right you make your own card for him to give you? I suggested that once and received a dithering look from my man! Both lovely but I adore the way you stencilled the cornflowers.

  11. Fantastic and I love those numbers xxx