Mar 25, 2019

Happy Anniversary

Hello Dies R Us friends. Lena here today to share a card I made for my daughter and her hubby as they celebrate their 9th wedding anniversary.

Now for a quick pictorial ~ I began by cutting out my background die in red and the base die in white.
Using Memento London Fog ink, I sponged all the embossed areas. It's always better to do this while the card stock is still in the die.

Next I cut my leaves and my flowers.  I used Memento Bamboo Leaves ink to highlight the embossed areas. For these tiny areas, I always use a little make up applicator as I feel it works better in transferring the ink to cardstock.

All that was left was to build the tulip bouquet.  I should have been smart and applied double sided adhesive to the card stock before die cutting the little tulips, but since I used my FineLine Applicator Bottle, it didn't take too long before they were all adhered and assembled.

On the inside, I used the largest circle from Anja's Circle by Marianne Designs to cut the red mat.
I used the circle that comes with Petra's Amazing Circle to cut the white mat where I will be writing my message.  I cut out another bunch of tulips for a little something extra.  Oh, yes, I almost forgot ... I stamped the greeting and cut out two little birds to hold it in place on the front of the card.

Here is a quick recap of the materials I used.

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Crafty hugs,


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