Anniversary Card


Back today with a special Anniversary card. This is for one of my favorite couples that have an anniversary coming up. It is easy to remember because it is on Valentine’s Day and the day before my wedding anniversary. Of course, I usually don’t get a card out because Valentine’s preparations usually take over everything. This year, the hubby helped make Valentine’s Day box and I am not helping with the class party so I had a little extra time.

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2018 Anniversary Card

I started by creating a really simple mask in my Silhouette Studio Software. I cut out my mask using simple copy paper. This card started with the heart, I taped down my mask using Washi tape. I stamped the damask image with Wilted Violet Distress Ink. Next, I began to add the color inking with Shaded Lilac, Milled Lavender, and Wilted Violet Distress Inks. Once I had my heart as I wanted I removed my mask and then placed the heart from my mask over the inked heart so I could work on the background.

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Lots of direct to paper inking and masking

I started the background by stamping the script stamp in Walnut Stain. Then I started inking the background with my Ink Blending Tool and Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge, and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks. I added the splatter images using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

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Then, it was back to the Silhouette software where I created the sparrow shapes and the banner. The banner was a shape I purchased on the online store. I used the Text to Path feature in the software to add the text to the banner. I first printed out the words and then cut the shape around, along with our little birds.

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Little birds holding banner over Distress Ink heart

I inked the birds with Shaded Lilac and just a touch of Wilted Violet and then they got a coat of Distress Stickles in Rock Candy. The banner was antiqued using Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I added brads and mounted my panel to a piece of dark brown cardstock. The banner was glued in place and the little birds were added using pop-dots.

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Almost a single layer card – Anniversary Heart

The card is complete and ready to drop in the mail! Thank you for dropping by!


Paper: Neenah Solar White & Dark Brown – Bazzil

Stamps: French Script & Gorgeous Grunge – Stampin Up!, Antique Flower Background – Hero Arts

Ink: Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Gathered Twigs, Shaded Lilac, Milled Lavender, and Wilted Violet Distress Inks

Other: Pop-Dots – Recollections, Rock Candy Distress Stickles – Ranger, Brads – Recollections

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