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Saturday, February 04, 2012

Blue Anniversary card

Okay, I know some guys out there view their wives in a certain way, mine generally doesn't! But that doesn't mean I wouldn't adore this card if I received it...........
Hubby's complaint is that its small, only being 5x5".

Its an image from Jem's Designs, Everwinter CD, Winter Bride, and I imported it into My Craft Studio to play with it.
I adjusted the size, and chose 2 of the Shaped Mixed toppers, that are Mirror Images of each other, and printed them onto some photo card. Next I took the 8x8" topper mat, and shrank the size to 4x4", and faded it into the matching background paper slightly, adding the phrase and changing the colour to Blue, and printed it all off.
I took a 5x5" base card in white, and using a template from B-C-E the smallest Kinetic card template, I scored and cut the base card, then cut the centres from the mixed toppers, and mounted them onto the circular apperture, trimming the circle slightly, as it was fractionally too big.
I used the backing paper to line just over half of the inside of the card, and ran a matching strip of backing paper along the leading edge of the card.

I also trimmed a piece of backing paper to fit the top and bottom of the front of the card, up to the fold lines, and took a piece of white organza ribbon, and coloured it a deep blue using an Indigo Blue Promarker, and tied it around the front of the card.
For embellishment, I then took 3 tiny gems, in a deep blue, by Papermania, and some white, and blue roses from my stash. The blue was too pale, so I again got the indigo Blue Promarker, and coloured it, allowing the ink to soak into the flower, so the paler blue is still visible in the flower. all in all a sweet little card, and I am really pleased with it, xx


I am entering this in the following challenge:
Emma's Cards Shades of blue





Lou

10 comments:

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh wow! This is gorgeous hun, I love the dimensional look you have achieved, really pretty
Lindsay xx

Lexie said...

This is gorgeous Lou! Beautiful colours and really fab image. Love it!
xx

Jan said...

This is gorgeous Louisa, I love it.
xx Jan

Craft Owl said...

Very clever - love it!

Abbie721 said...

oooh this is just fabulous, such a gorgeous card love that image xx

A Creative Journey said...

What a cool card! TFS! I am a new follower and appreciated your kind comments on my blog. Hopefully you are a follower too! Have a wonderful day!

Melissa

ACreativeJourneywithMelissa.blogspot dot com

Dawn said...

Gorgeous! Love it!
Hugs
Dawn xx

jane stillman said...

A beautiful card, thank you for taking part in Emmas Crafty Challenge, good luck x

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous shades of blue and a perfect creation for our challenge this week at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Linda said...

Oh Lou, this is just stunning. I do love this card very much.

Hugs
Linda xxx