An Anniversary Card

Hi All!

Sorry it’s been a bit since my last post. I’ve been going through round two of this crazy cold that’s been going around. I had it in March and then managed to catch it again this past week. It’s the type of cold that just settles into your chest and makes for lovely fits of coughing. Didn’t get much sleep this past weekend because of my cough. I was finally able to sleep through the night last night – yay! Hopefully I’m on the mend for good and it won’t come back for a third time.

So I’ve been doing some Mother’s Day card making for the past week or so, but I’m going to wait to share those with you just in case my mom or my mother-in-law happen to check in on my blog. Wouldn’t want to ruin their Mother’s Day card reveals by showing them here early. (I’m super excited to show them off though – they turned out very cute!). Tune in on Sunday evening and I’ll have a fresh blog about them.

Today I wanted to share the card that I made for my mom and dad’s anniversary. They celebrated their anniversary in April and I wanted to make something elegant and sophisticated for them.

I used a die that I’ve used before from Top Dog Dies called the Laurel Lace Die. This die is great for layering up or just using it as a border. You may recall that I made a similar card for my crafty friend Carisa’s Birthday.

2015-04-20 20.29.04_wm (2)I used the Laurel Lace Die and cut out 2 of each color in the black, grey and white cardstock. I used some specialty cardstock that I had leftover that had a bit of shimmer to it so it looked really nice.

My card size is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (A2) which was cut from Neenah Solar White cardstock. I then cut a piece of the shimmer grey cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4 to use as the mat for the card. I figured the center of the mat and then layered each of the white, grey and black Laurel Lace die cuts from the center out and glued them onto one another to create the top and bottom.

I chose my sentiment stamp from the JustRight Celebrations stamp set and stamped it with some silver ink.

To cover up the center line where the two halves meet, I cut a piece of the black cardstock using one of the Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two and adhered it on top of the the center line of the Laurel Lace die cuts on the card using some dimensional foam.

For a finishing touch I added some adhesive white pearls to the tag.

For the rest of my week I’m planning on trying to wrapping up the Kit and Clowder Skin & Hair class. I’m down the last 5 video tutorials so I believe there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. Looking forward to graduating from the class and moving on to the clothing class. I must say if you are new to Copic markers, Spectrum Noir markers, watercolors or even just colored pencils, check out Kit and Clowder and try out one of the classes. They are self-paced classes so you don’t have to feel rushed to learn. You won’t be disappointed and you will learn a lot about coloring, shadows and using the various mediums. It has been a great learning experience for me and I can’t say enough good things about it.  Alyce from Kit and Clowder has provided personal, valuable feedback on every single image that I’ve uploaded into the class site.

Thanks for checking out my blog!

Hope you’re having a krafty kind of day!