Good morning everyone, at last Scotland has sunshine. I can't believe it is actually here, it is so lovely seeing such beautiful weather for a change, I was beginning to forget what it looked like. So I think today is going to be spent sitting out on my decking doing a bit of crafting, it will be so nice to actually sit out in the sun and enjoy a beautiful day. I am also going to enter this card into the Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes Anyway, I have just completed a Wedding Anniversary card for a friend who asked me to make her one for her friends. I intend to enter this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Flower Power. I am also going to enter this card into the challenge over at The Outlawz Challenges - Paper a la Mode -May 18 - 24: Anything Goes.
Card-Making-Magic.com - Acetate Front Card Tutorial I have made another card like this one, but I was pleased with the way this one turned out as I got the acetate properly fitted on this one, so it didn't bend the way the other one did.
I started this card with a 20cm x 13.5cm card, which I then embossed using the Craftwell eBossing Folder, once this was done, I then punched the bottom of a card using a Martha Stewart punch.
I then created a flower corsage made up with flowers from Wild OrchidCrafts I used Handmade Mulberry Paper Stem Flowers and another flower from my stash (sorry I don't know where I got this one from) It is a hanging flower with many small blooms attached along the stem. They were all initially pink flowers and I coloured them with yellow Promarkers which then turned them a lovely shade of peach. I then used Decorative Pins and Decorative Crown Pins both from Wild Orchard Crafts. I put in a couple of crystal stems - again from Wild Orchid Crafts (which are no longer available).
Once the flowers were finished I then put on a pearl swirl coming from the flowers. I then die-cut the words "Congratulations On Your Wedding Anniversary", I sprinkled very fine white glitter over the words and to finish off the main part of the card, I used Liquid Pearls - Silver Pearl round the outside of the card.
I then created the main card to put the embellished card onto, before attaching the embellished card to the main card, I attached my acetate to cover the card completely. Before I stuck down the acetate, I attached a piece of ribbon round the bottom of the acetate, sticking it behind the acetate. I then created a ribbon and put a peach net butterfly on top to finish off the ribbon.
I decided to make an addition to the card by making a special card box in which to put the card in, as a normal sized envelope wouldn't have worked. So I made this following the instructions over on Card-Making-Magic.com The instructions were very easy to follow and I only made a couple of changes to the card by adding additional card to the sides and the bottom of the box in order to facilitate the size of the acetate. I also put in an oval shape in the centre and covered the outside of the oval with some flowers to make it co-ordinate with the card. It worked out quite well, and you will be able to see that the box follows the same type of pattern as the card.
I do hope that you like my card.
Thanks for stopping by.