Friday 20 June 2014

1st anniversary..... paper

 I can now share this card with you as the recipient has received it.  My friend asked me to make her a card for her husband on their first wedding anniversary. My brief was that he loved anything to do with birds.
So I decided to use mainly Tim Holtz stamps for this one.

So i got out a pad of TH 12x12 resist papers and chose one with a print background. I stamped the bird in versamark and embossed in black. I stamped the diamonds repeatedly in opposing corners and again embossed in black.  

In the other 2 corners i stamped a corner stamp in brushed corduroy and then the frame in flake and flitter glue and used Yorkshire dales gilding flakes. I stamped crown with same glue and used a piece of gold flake on it.

I stamped the flock of birds in same distress ink and also more speckles in distress ink to age the topper further. I then added some walnut stain around edges.

Then it was time to look for a background paper on which to mount topper. I couldn't find anything suitable so decided to make my own. I used more TH stamps and tumbled glass and old paper distress ink.
I stamped several images including swallow, nest eggs, feather, script and some sayings. I also brushed old paper all over the paper which tinted it softly. 

Then it was time to stamp the main sentiment. For this I used Clarity stamps, letterbox kit and words and combined them to make up the requested sentiment. I stamped in black archival ink.

Then it was time to mount the card which i did simply by matting topper on black and then on background paper. The whole thing was mounted on black base card.
Finished card is 8x8

As always I hope you like my make, Theresa xx

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Simon says stamp wednesday challenge - you gotta have friends (card made for friend )
craftindesert divas - favourite colour (black)
Scrapbooker PhD - add texture


  1. That's fabulous Theresea, I bet he was thrilled with it, great composition xx Zoe xx

  2. This is gorgeous Theresea. Love the bird and fabulous design.
    Linda xxx

  3. Wonderful Card Theresa. Love the design and those stamps you have used are gorgeous. xxxx

  4. This is such a beautiful card!! I'm sure the recipient loved it!! Thanks so much for linking up at Craftin Desert Diva's!

    Krystle CDD DT

  5. This is a wonderful project !!! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin'Desert Divas Linky Party !!!
    Mayra DTM

  6. Your card came out amazing. I am sure your friends husband loved it
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #134 “Masculine” challenge, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.

  7. Lovely card, the flock of birds and the text background are lovely. The focal image of the bird on the branch sits beautifully against your backdrop. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  8. Wow! This is really, really beautiful! There are so many gorgeous things to look at! I love the texture and the shine of the gold! Fabulous job!

  9. Wonderful card Theresa, such lovely textures and a gorgeous image.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  10. This is just beautiful. Love the flocking. You get such depth here by adding each layer - stamping, embossing, flocking... I hope this gift was receive with joy. Thank you for joining ScrapbookerPhD's texture challenge.

  11. Theresa this card is just fabulous. I absolutely love it.