Saturday, September 08, 2007


So, early Wednesday morning by Grandma phones me- "I need 5 Anniversary cards by the 19th". What! You couldn't have mentioned this earlier!!! At the point, I knew what I would be doing on the weekend. I also needed to make 1 shower card. I made that first. The bride's colours are pink and chocolate, inspiring enough. I wanted only something small, so I found a chocolate pocket note and used that. I stamped the bow stamp from Good Things Grow in pink, then embossed it with gelly powder- Pearly Sparkle. If you thought Iridescent Ice was good, this stuff is EVEN better! (For the full effect be sure to enlarge the photo, you can really see it on the green one!) Anyway, that was just a small project, no sense in sharing it, BUT... it did inspire me to make the anniversary cards.
I started by double-checking the measurements of the images from Good Things Grow. They are approximately 1-3/8 square. So I opened up Elements and started a new document 1.375x1.375 at a resolution of 300 (this is important if you are doing sentiment printing, higher resolutions print SO MUCH nicer!). I placed that small document 10 times on another document and printed it. I left room to stamp the square image over the greeting. In case you are curious, I used the font Felix Titling. I have no clue whether I downloaded it or if it came with my computer, but it is similar to the Paper Trey Ink- Paper tray font.

Anyway, I stamped the main image with colorbox inks. I used Baby Blue, Pistachio, and Rosebud, then covered them with the Pearly Sparkle gelly powder. Next, I attached white organdy and blue, pink, or celery grosgrain to the chocolate piece. I rounded 2 of the corners of both the card base and the chocolate piece. Finally, I placed a glue dot at the union of the 2 stems and placed a tiny little knot there. Assignment completed! These cards measure 3.5x6-3/8. I have a lot of envelopes that size, so it works!