Welcome back to my blog!
Life is still a bit topsy turvy as we wait to close on our new home in the next few days, but I had the chance to do a wee bit of creating in the past week.
Our oldest son & daughter-in-love celebrated their 5th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, so I had to get a beautiful card done for them. In the midst of final packing, I took out some of my new Fun Stampers Journey convention goodies to create their card.
I just love these new Decorative Heart Dies! I paired them with our new Lace Background & Pan Pastels in our Confectionary Days color palette.
I stamped the Lace Background in Clear Pigment Ink. Sponged on the pastels in Pretty Amethyst, Cool Pool & Pool Play. The Pan Pastels make it so easy to create a beautiful background. I stamped the sentiment from the retiring Branch Out stamp set in the corner. Out of Pretty Amethyst I die cut out the largest heart in the set & layered on the background. I didn’t want to overwhelm the card with bling so I added just a few Cut Rhinestones to one flower’s petals & added a Heart Sparkle Droplet to the center. I then layered the background on Pretty Amethyst & popped it up onto a Cool Pool card base. Pretty, elegant & quick.
My card happened to fit in with the Can You Case It Challenge to use your favorite die. This is my very 1st time participating in the challenge & once we are moved & settled, I look forward to participating more frequently. These hearts have already become my favorite for their versatility. I can’t wait to make many more cards & designs with them. As a matter of fact, I already created another card with them in my training meeting yesterday. Deb Valder, my upline, is on the design team for Can You Case It & we got to recreate a version of her card.
Stay tuned for updates as I get the new studio set up & plan our new classes. Please say a prayer, closing goes as planned for Friday. Thank-you!
Have a Fabulous Week & Create Something Wonderful!
8 thoughts on “Anniversary Card & 1st Can You Case It Challenge”
Ruth such a beautiful card! Great layering and use of embellishments!! Thanks for joining CYCI! Laura
Hi Ruth! Very pretty anniversary card! Happy moving! Congrats! Thanks for taking the time to play with us at CYCI! Dawn
Ruth…beautiful card…that die cut is gorgeous…Thanks for joining us at CYCI ~ Wynne
Wow Ruth, that card is fantastic!! I love the heart die, but that background is just beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining us at CYCI – Chlo
What a gorgeous card, Ruth. Love the die. Welcome and thanks for playing along at CYCI.
This is stunning Ruth! Thanks for playing along with us at Can You Case It!!
Beautiful! I’m sure they will love that card and keep it as a keepsake.
Hi Ruth, I LOVE your card!!!! The heart die is so pretty and I love the way you colored the lace background with the pan pastels!!! So glad you played with us on the CYCI challenge this week. 🙂