Kath asked me to make a wedding anniversary card for her son and daughter-in-law, David and Marie. I made their wedding card and 1st and 2nd anniversary cards and it's lovely to be asked to make a card for their third anniversary!
I decided on a kickstand card as I haven't made one of those in a while. I cut a 5 3/4" square piece of white pearly CS and embossed it with the elegant Embossalicious 'Splendour' 6" x 6" embossing folder. I cut a 10 1/2" x 3 3/4" strip of black CS as the kickstand and scored it at 5 3/4". I stamped the heart onto a piece of Authentique lace design paper, stamped three dotty flowers on the reverse side of the paper and fussy cut the heart and flowers. I die cut solid and outline Lorelai Leaf shapes, layered the outline over the solid and glued it to the heart. I used a black Sharpie pen to fill in the dots on the flowers, shaped each flower, stacked the three layers and popped the flower up. I computer generated the sentiment using the Grand Hotel font, printed it out onto the lacy paper, cut it into a strip, matted it onto a larger strip, glued it onto the black kickstand and glued the kickstand to the white square to form the card base. I rounded some corners, popped up the heart, added three punched flowers and a die cut and embossed bitty bow. I sprinkled on some black and clear gems to complete the front.
Here's a photo of the kickstand card from a different angle.
I cut a piece of white CS to go inside as a sentiment panel, added some strips at the bottom, stamped the 'With Love' and added three punched hearts.
The Authentique lacy paper is absolutely beautiful and I used it to make an envelope. I layered two die cut shapes to make a name label and added two clear gems. I'll be delivering this to Kath later today and I hope it gets a favourable response!
Stamps: PaperMania Sew Lovely heart stamp (freebie with DoCrafts Creativity magazine), Woodware 'Dotty Flowers' set, Personal Impressions 'Medium Everyday Messages' set
CS: white with a hint of silver Centura Pearl CS, SU! Basic Black
Patterned paper: Authentique Classique Elegant Nine
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Tools: Embossalicious 'Splendour' 6" x 6" embossing folder, PoppyStamps 'Lorelai Leaf' & 'Lorelai Leaf Outline' dies, Sue Wilson 'Classic 3D Itty Bitty Bows' die set, Woodware multi flower punch, X Cut large corner rounder punch, Envelope Punch Board, flower shaping tool & moulding mat
Embellishments & accessories: black gems, SU! rhinestone jewels, Dimensionals, 3D foam tape