Saturday, October 10, 2009

Anniversary Card

Well I was able to spend some time in my room last night playing with paper, and I decided to participate in the Papertake Weekly Challenge. This is a first for me - so please be gentle ladies! My blogger friend Nancy was recently a guest designer, which is how I found this challenge!

The challenge this week is to find inspiration from this sketch:

And here is my card:

I really need to start filling my stash with some generic cards - so I am starting with this Anniversary card. I found this stamp on clearance some time ago, and this is the first time I have had a chance to use it. I had this beautiful K&Company, Amy Butler paper that I decided to pull out.

I was really at a loss for what to put at the bottom of the card (where the text was supposed to be). Fortunately I had some embroidery floss in the right colors, so I made a few little flowers. Don't look too closely at the orange one - I ran out of floss about 3 stitches from the end, so I had to improvise a little.

I finished off with this bow - secured with a button and some cord. Of course I just had to add some glass beads on the cord - I just love that little detail.

Thanks for Looking!

{Happy Anniversary Details}
Patterned cardstock: K&Company, Amy Butler
Oval and scalloped oval cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities
Misc: gems, satin ribbon, embroidery floss, buttons, hemp cord, glass beads


Chris said...

Oh, so elegant Deanne! A gorgeous design and the K&Co papers are superb, I love that company too! The addition of the beads on the string is a great touch and I love your crocheted flowers, they're so pretty. Hugs, Chris

Rica said...

Stunning Deanne!! Fabulous papers and that stamp is fantastic. Love your details, especially the orange crocheted flower with it's bit missing (wouldn't have know if you hadn't told me).
hugs Heather xx