Thursday, February 28, 2013

Our daughter's 21st Annivversary...

Our daughter was married on leap day 21 years ago. She was so excited about doing that and still enjoys it very much. We always laugh about how many years (counting only the leap years, of course); being one of a few who can choose between two days 3 years out of four; etc. Their wedding was even covered in our city newspaper as one of a handful who chose to get married on that day.

So I made this card as a "not the traditional" anniversary card. Leap day is not traditional so I thought they needed something out of the ordinary. I love the heart cut-out. It is a Dazzles heart from "Hot off the Press". Dazzles come on a lift-off sheet and are the basic design outline, plus a cut-out design on the inside. They are really beautiful and you can put them on anything, beautiful paper, fabric, or like in this case, a painted transparency.

Two years ago, Tim Holtz did his "Chemistry 101" class...all about alcohol inks. It was really fun to learn and I did a bunch of layering colors on transparencies. I kept the pieces and use them once in a while for embellies. Those transparencies took the color really well and came out very richly colored.

The heart is layered on a TWINCHIE (2x2 inch) and has a gold key attached at the bottom. (Key to my heart...get it? (hee hee). The black twinchie was embossed with clear UTEE and came out quite thick. I bent it back and forth to get it to crack in places. It's difficult to see because the heart covered most of it, but it's visible when you look closely.

The paper was a pretty flowered piece that I distressed with Distress color (burlap brown) and I added some pink dots. After looking at it though, I wish I had put on some small hearts...

That beautiful lace is from Frilly & Funky...she has the most beautiful lace at a wonderful price.

Here's the pics:

I am entering this card in these two challenges:

That's it for me today.
The whole country has had a lot of bad weather this February...
I'm looking for a much better March...SUN!!! YES!!!!



  1. Hi Elena, beautiful card.


    Just checking out your twinchie for the "Show Us Your Twinchies challenge and notice the link back to us is not working.

  2. Thanks for linking ... Good luck Elena. Hope to see you again in our Twinchie challenge x
    Eileen xxx

  3. Lovely anniversary card! I've been meaning to try some of Tim's techniques and never seem to find the time...thanks for the inspiration.


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