Thursday, August 19, 2010

Stampin' Celebration #16

This week over at Stampin' Celebration we are celebrating Anniversaries. How appropriate that my husband and I celebrated our 9th anniversary this week! In some ways it is hard to believe we've been married that long, and in other ways it seems like I've known my wonderful hubby forever. Either way time flies when you're having fun. :-)

So, here's the card I created for this week. It ended up being a little more simple than what I was planning, but everything I tried to add just didn't work. Anyway. . . . I've seen the idea to use the wing from the Two-Step Bird Punch to create a tulip, but until now I haven't actually tried it. The stem and leaves for my flower also come from that same punch.

The sentiment comes from one of my favorite word sets All Holidays. The colors I picked are Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green. For me Garden Green was kind of a pleasant surprise that came from the Color Renovation. I don't actually remember ever using Garden Green before, but I like the way that it coordinates with several of the new colors. So it's like another new color for me!

The card base is actually a thick Window Sheet. I ran the front of the card through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. I wanted to mimic the fun glasses from the inspiration piece. I adhered the Garden Green layer to the Widow Sheet with Sticky Strip, and then the White layers are all on the inside of the card (also adhered with Sticky Strip).

Now that you've seen my take on this week's challenge, take a peek at the Stampin' Celebration blog to see what the other members of the Design Team created this week. And then be inspired to create something yourself!

Stamps: All Holidays
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White, thick Window Sheet
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots EF, Big Shot, Two-Step Bird Punch, dimensionals, Sticky Strip


Amanda Mertz said...

What a cool idea to use the window sheet as the base! TFS!

The Country Rose said...

I really like this card! TFS!


Kym said...

Great card! I really like the embossing of the window sheet.

Alexandria said...

I love the window sheet as the base of the card and I love the flower! Great card!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 9 years! The card is really pretty and I love the tulip! I hadn't seen that punch used that way! TFS!

Shari said...

Very nice punch art!