Yesterday, I explained that I had CASE’d my masculine anniversary card from Amanda, who is one of the ladies in my team of Super Stars. I contacted her yesterday and asked if she minded if I shared the photograph of her card that she’d shared in our team’s Facebook group! It was good to know that it’s acceptable to use red for anniversary cards, which is the colour I’ve used for my card today. The first photograph you see here is Amanda’s card. Many thanks for the inspiration, Amanda, your card is absolutely gorgeous!
To create today’s card I decided to use the WE JUST FIT sentiment again, which is from the Love You To Pieces Stamp Set. When I used it yesterday it was referring to a piece of puzzle fitting into the jigsaw, but today I decided to make it refer to a die-cut heart fitting into the heart-shaped gap that was left after I had die-cut it. The heart die was from the Support Ribbon Framelit Dies. I decided to do a red strip across my top layer which is Whisper White Cardstock (CS). After I had die-cut three Real Red hearts, I also die-cut three Whisper White hearts. I was happy with the direction I was going in for this card, so I took a Whisper White CS card base, and added a layer of Real Red CS. Rather than have a top layer of plain Whisper White CS, I decided to dry emboss the layer.
My two favourite embossing folders are Scripty and Subtle, which are the only two I ever use, so I jumped out of my comfort zone and chose something different – the Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder. This is a regular embossing folder, and looks a lot better than I expected it too! I’m not sure if I’ve used it before! I adhered the embossed layer to my card front, and also adhered a Real Red and Whisper White CS layers to the inside of my card.
Using some regular tape, and working from the back, I taped two white hearts into the first two die-cut holes on my Real Red CS strip. At this stage, I’m really pleased I used a fairly busy design for my embossed layer. It made the two plain hearts I’d adhered into the die-cut holes, stand out beautifully, and the contrast with the third plain heart against the embossing also looked superb! To make sure the recipient noticed that the third heart was at an angle, I adhered a medium-sized Basic Rhinestone jewel in the top right-hand corners of each heart.
Next I stamped both sentiments using Real Red Ink, and die-cut them using nos. 1 and 2 oval dies from the Stitched Shape Dies. The smaller sentiment fitted the die beautifully but the HAPPY ANNIVERSARY – which is from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set – was too big for the second size die. I decided to die-cut it at the top of the oval. and add two hearts in the space beneath.
Normally I’d try and get three hearts in the space – odd numbers, we’re told, look better – but my plan was to overlap two hearts slightly. I used the small stitched heart in the Stitched Labels Framelits Dies. To finish them off I added one small Basic Rhinestone in the top left-hand corner of each heart.
To finish the inside of my card, I used two of the hearts I’d die-cut from the Real Red Strip, on the front of my card. I adhered them in the bottom right-hand corner slightly overlapping each other. I’m surprised I’ve made three masculine anniversary cards already without too much sweat, although card no 2 was handed to me on a plate really!
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