March 2, 2014

Happy Anniversary to Rod & Judy!

I have two cards for you today. Last night Dave and I got together with 5 other couples to take Rod & Judy out for supper to celebrate their 40th Anniversary. Wow, what a milestone! We had a great time with food & friends. Rod had approached me about 3 weeks ago to ask me to create a special card for his wife that he could give her. This is what I came up with:

After doing a little bit of research, I found the "Ruby" is the assigned symbol for this milestone so I created a "Ruby" card. The "Red Glimmer Paper" was a little to bright of a red so I dug out my "Cherry Cobbler Ink" and "Aqua Painter" and painted on the darker color. I love how the glimmer paper came out a shade darker:

Everything else I added was to compliment each other with the black, white & Cherry Cobbler colors:

Rod is quite the Mr. Funny and a prankster kind-of-guy so I thought the "Just Sayin" stamp set was just the right kind of stamps to use inside of the card:

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
  • Accessories: Organza Ribbon, Pearl Stick Pins (non-SU!)
  • Inks: Cherry Cobbler, StazOn Jet Black
  • DSP: Regals Paper Stack
  • Stamps: Express Yourself, Just Sayin'
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, Designer Frames, Scallop Heart Embosslits Die (retired), Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Modern Label Punch, Typeset Alphabet Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals 
I also created a card for Rod & Judy from Dave & I:

I used the Stippled Blossoms stamp set for this one and added Black Glitter at the bottom of the card. The glitter is awesome in real person. How did I add the glitter? I used my VersaMark Ink Pad first and stomped it upside-down on the Basic Black card base. I then sprinkled Heat and Stick Powder first and set with my Heat Tool then sprinkled with the Black Glitter. I used my Heat Tool again to just warm up the Heat and Stick so that the glitter would settled into it:

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Cherry Cobber
  • Inks: Cherry Cobbler, StazOn Jet Black
  • Tools: Heat Tool, Decorative Label Punch, Heat and Stick Powder, Black Glitter, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Accessories: Satin Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels
  • Stamps: Stippled Blossoms
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