Thursday, June 10, 2010

Anniversary Card for Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Blog

Hello Peeps,
I found this challenge blog that I had not seen before. Their theme this week was a wedding or anniversary card and it was perfect for this verse I had found. So I went for it. If you like challenges, take a look at their blog. It looks like it will be fun.

A black and white card seemed to be the right thing for this verse . I'm an old romantic when it comes to poetry and beautiful words that touch the heart. I gave this card to my daughter as a "just because" card because I felt that it spoke of the relationship they have in their marriage.

On to the details: the white cardstock is a swiss dot embossed with the Cuttlebug. The flower oval is done in the black magic technique...which is to stamp the image on black cardstock in white ink. Color the image with watercolor pencils, then outline the edges with a white gel pen. It is a very striking. The colored image looks good, but when you add the white outline, the whole thing just pops! I LOVE the technique.

The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch. I punch out a bunch of them in different colors and then emboss with several layers of clear, some with sparkles, some without. Then I have some on hand whenever I need. Embossing them in clear gives them this iridescent multi colored and thick/rich texture. It's hard to see it here, but this butterfly shows a lot of iridescent purple shine.

Hope you like the card as much as I enjoyed making it. Leave me a comment to let me know you've been here. I'm new at this blogging stuff and I LOVE to get comments!!!

Be back soon,


  1. Hi Elena, what a beautiful card. Love the image and your papers are fab. Thanks for joining us at stamptacular challenge this week. Hugs, Denise (GDT) x

  2. O so glad you found our little challenge blog and that you decided to join us this week! love your card! Your embossing on the butterfly is just gorgeous!! And what a beautiful thing to give to your daughter. Thanks for joining in with us this week at SSC
    Hugs Leonie

  3. Wonderful card! Love the papers and the matching envelope!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday! ♥ Good luck on our "I Do, I Do!" challenge!
    Dee (Spryte)

  4. Love the black & white. Looks so elegant.

  5. Thanks, Elena, for stopping by my blog. I've spent some time here at your and have enjoyed your creations, especially the one on April 21. You offered, so I'm did you make that flower? It looks similar to a couple different techniques I've seen so if you just give me the general idea, I'll probably know what you're talking about. I really love the look of it. I don't know how much time you've spent on my blog, but I have homemade flowers on posts from March 1 & 17 and April 15 and 25. I, like you, like using flowers but can't really purchase very freely the ones I would like to. I like knowing, also, that I've made them myself. I tell myself it adds to the character and charm of my project! ;) Anyway, I would love to here from you on your blossom and am so appreciative that you stopped by to comment! Have a great day!


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