Tuesday, July 30, 2019

A Floral Tag Anniversary Card

For those of you who like my Bible Journaling pages that I usually share on Tuesday,  it might be awhile before I show any more pages as I have so many cards to post!  Summer time is a busy time for me to make cards as I have five summer babies and two anniversaries.  I already showed you Alethea's Birthday card last week, this week I have Ashley and Jason's Anniversary card to show.


This is a card that looks so simple, but it actually took me about three hours to make.  Isn't that ridiculous?  There's a lot of detail in this card that isn't noticeable right away.  I did get this sketch off the Internet, but for the life of me I can't find it again.  I suppose it doesn't really matter as I used completely different stamps and supplies, so other than the sketch, it doesn't look much like the original at all.

Now, lets get on to why this card took three hours to make.  First, I stamped retired Stampin' Up! "Roses in Winter" in white on the edge of the Kraft card stock.  Then I stamped a retired Stampin' Up! background stamp in clear ink.  I then covered the entire Kraft card stock with Gesso.  Then I sewed the Kraft card stock to the white card base.


Now, to make the tag, I cut it out of vanilla card stock with a Spellbinder's Nestability Tag.  I put a grommet in the tag hole.  I stamped another retired Stampin' Up "French Script" onto the tag.  I wanted a more 'aged' look, so I applied Gesso to the tag, that blurred the words a bit but it still was not 'aged' enough for me.  So then I took a thin coat of white craft paint over that.  a piece of hemp was strung through the grommet and the tag was mounted up on the card with dimensionals.



Finally, I cut the flowers, leaves, and "love" sentiment with more dies.  I wanted the "love" sentiment to pop more so I put in on a small piece of green card stock.  Pearls were added for embellishment.


I was really pleased with how the card turned out, but not pleased at all with how much time it took to make.  Yikes!

Have A Great Day!  Amy

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30 comments:

  1. The card looks so pretty, and like it would be fun to make even if it took you a while :)

    Hope that your week is off to a good start :)

    Away From Blue

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  2. Aww, I love the pretty flower details! Perfect!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  3. That is beautiful! I love the addition of the pearls; I use them a lot too especially on wedding and anniversary cards.

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    1. Thanks! Aren't they a great accent for "love" cards?

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  4. Wow! It's just gorgeous and I can believe it took that much time to make! It looks like a lot of fun to do, too, but I sure don't need one more craft item to add to my current untouched stash :/

    Ruth
    www.VogueFauxReal.com

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    1. Thanks. I think it took so long because when I just stamped the backgrounds I was dissatisfied with the way it looked and kept trying different things to get the look I wanted.

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  5. Muy bonito todo! Me encantaría verte por mi blog! Feliz día precios@! 💗💗💗

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  6. Beautiful card...love it.
    Happy anniversary to Ashley and Jason...

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  7. So loving this card with the pretty colors and sketch. The old stamps look amazing, I really need to get some more of those retired background stamps, they add such great details to cards.
    I can see how it took so long to make. And it turned out so beautifully!

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  8. Such a pretty card! You are endlessly creative.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  9. This came out really nice and you can tell you spent a lot of time on it, even with out telling us. Thanks for linking up this beautiful craft with us at #OMHGWW

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  10. Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 3! Shared.

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  11. I miss stamping!! I have a few drawers of stamps that I havent used in 10 years and should probably sell....but i enjoyed the years i spent creating many paper art projects!! Your tag is so cute!

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    1. thanks so much Patti! I don't stamp as often as I used and have actually sold a lot of my stamps too. I mostly just make cards for family now. I do digital scrapbooks as well. But I found I still use a lot of my supplies in my new hobby....Bible Journaling.

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  12. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared.

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  13. What a beautiful card Amy - I love the soft colors and the lovely tag!
    Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy.
    Congrats - you are one of our Featured Guests this week! :-)

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    1. Thanks so much! That's amazing news! I'll be over soon to check it out and I'll be sure to put it on my "Where I've Been Featured" page.

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