Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Hi everyone.  My card today can be used as a wedding card, an anniversary card or even an "I Love You" card.  It is based on the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge #253.

For the base, I chose Glossy White card stock.  A piece of Brushed Silver card stock was run through the Big Shot with the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder.  Because the embossing folder has an area that has no design, I turned the card stock 
around and ran it part way through to emboss the area that didn't get embossed.  The corners were rounded with the Corner Punch.  This layer was matted with Basic Black card stock that also had the corners rounded.  I added a few ruffles of Whisper White Organza ribbon using Sticky Strip and glue dots.  I then attached the layer to the card.  The image from the Always Elegant stamp set was heat embossed on Glossy White card stock with VersaMark and Silver embossing powder.  The sentiment from the same stamp set was also heat embossed in the same way.  I rounded the corners and matted it to Basic Black card stock (rounded those corners too).  It was added to the card with dimensionals.  Rhinestones were added to make it a little more elegant.  I did turn the sketch 90 degrees because of the image I wanted to use.  I hope you like today's card.  Stop back again soon.  Find a little time for some creative fun.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Set:  Always Elegant (w-#116976/c-#120477)
Ink:  VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock:  Glossy White (#102599); Basic Black (#121045); Brushed Silver (#100712)
Tools:  Heat Tool (#100005); Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Elegant Lines Embossing Folder (#119277); 3/16" Corner Punch (#119867)
The Finishing Touches:  Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon (#114319); Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109131); Basic Rhinestone Jewels (#119246); Sticky Strip (#104294); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430); Mini Glue Dots (#103683)


Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Patti! The silver embossing is stunning!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card! I like the black layer - it adds to the elegance of the card.

gbarron56 said...

Patti -- this is an absolutely beautiful anniversary card -- so elegant and sophisticated in your choice of color and texture -- fabulous! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

Selene Kempton said...

This is so beautiful! Such a rich combination of colors and the embossing is gorgeous!

Dale Morin said...

This is truly beautiful! Just love it.