Thursday, May 2, 2013

Anniversary 'Love Letter's

It always feels like an accomplishment when I get a chance to play in some of these wonderfully creative challenges that I see each week.  The graphics are always pretty and inspiring.  The design team members are always clever and creative.  
The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog has a very beautiful inspiration board, for their challenge this week.  They also ask that you include buttons, ribbon and twine in your creation.  
Here is their inspiration photo:

and here is the card I created:

I started with a Aqua Mist card stock, by Paper Trey Ink.  This color is just so pretty and vintage.  I took a piece of Pool Party Textured card stock by Stampin' Up! and dry embossed with my Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder by Stampin' Up!.  The pattern/text aqua paper is actually a scrap piece of a Christmas pattern paper from Scenic Route, that is easily 4 yrs old.  I added two coordinating washi tapes to the rop right corner, by Recollection.  The red polka dot pattern paper is from a Valentines collection by Authentique, I believe.  I 'hid' the seam with a strip of burlap ribbon by Stampin' Up!  I wrapped some red bakers twine around the main panel and tied an aqua button to the front of this card, creating a tiny bow.
The tag is actually a digital download found here.  I tied a multi-loop bow with pool party seam binding by Stampin' Up!.  I then tied an aqua button and heart shape tag to the center of the bow with some red bakers twine.  I really wanted to add some sparkle, so i applied glue and silver glitter to a mini clothes pin, and clipped it to the tag.
For my sentiment, I stamped 'Happy Anniversary' in Soft Suede classic ink, onto a 1/2" vanilla card stock.  I used a square punch to create the banner ends.  This sentiment piece is adhered to the card front with foam tape.
Thank you for stopping by.  Hopefully I get through my chores and have time to play in another challenge!

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Maria said... gorgeous! Love the colors you used and all the sweet embellies!

Michelle said...

Sharon, I am completely smitten with your card! Your papers are so lovely! Your heart tag makes me swoon! Thanks for playing along with TRR!

Oscar said...

Wow Sharon, this is simply stunning and fits our challenge perfectly. Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this week! x

Jill Norwood said...

Love this color combo - a favorite of mine too! Love all the sweet details on your beautiful card! I just joined your blog! :)