Now, before you get all squishy and think that I made this card for Guy - I have to sheepishly admit that no, this card is not from me to him ... I made this card for his parent's anniversary last week - but I thought it would be a nice homage to post it on OUR anniversary :) So, here it is!
I used Flutter By by Lawn Fawn (I LOVE this set - happy flowers, cute butter flies, leaves, wonderful sentiments, oh my!). And of course, I used Bright Side Collection paper set and the Petite Paper Pack for the patterned paper.
I stamped out a ton of flowers, leaves and some butterflies with Versa Mark on white cardstock. I added white embossing powder, and a little heat gun later, I had some wonderfully white embossed images on white paper. Then, I used my years-old Stampin' Up water-based markers and colored in the images. To finish these off, I dipped my trusty brush into water and swirled around the water over the colored-in images to soften and "water color" the ink. A little time went by to let everything dry, then I spent some time fussy cutting out each flower, leaf, butterfly, etc. Here is a closeup of the flowers and leaves:
I made this card from a full 8-1/2X11 sheet of kraft cardstock. I trimmed the "stem patterned" paper from the Bright Sides Collection into a panel and adhered that at the bottom. I die cut out the sentiment frame from a sheet of orange floral paper from the Petite Paper Pack. I used Claire's ABCs to stamp out the sentiment. Finished adhering everything together, added some cute butterflies for movement, gave one a trail, and I had a fun and beautiful card to celebrate an anniversary! I also made an envelope to fit from a soft-green patterned paper in my stash. Pulled out my trusty Martha Stewart score board to make the envelope to the exact size I needed since this was an oversized card. Pretty cool! You can see the envelope in the first photo - it is underneath the card.
I hope the happy couple enjoy their card - and Happy Anniversary to me & Guy too :)
Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!