Today’s card couldn’t have been much easier, but my goodness, it was time-consuming! I spent a lot of time making sure all the letter hearts were straight and centred, but I took my eye off the ball when it came to positioning the heart lips – they should be about a quarter of an inch to the right! As I said the other day about a different card, I’m not going to beat myself up about it!
The hearts I used for the lips would have been better if I’d had some the same shape as the ones I’ve adhered inside the card but bigger. I do have some Stampin’ Up! hearts dies like that but they’re retired, so I used what is current. They are pretty because they are stitched and scalloped, which goes a long way to making up for not being quite the right shape!
My card base and top layers are Very Vanilla Cardstock (CS), and the red cardstock is Cherry Cobbler. The Crumb Cake CS hearts on the front of the card are from the Support Ribbon Framelit Dies, and the Cherry Cobbler CS hearts are from Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies. Using Cherry Cobbler Ink, I stamped all the letters I needed to spell out ON OUR ANNIVERSARY on strips of three quarter inch wide strips of Crumb Cake CS.
I decided I’d probably get more letters straight doing it that way rather than stamping into blank die-cut hearts! After I had embossed the top card layer using the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, I adhered the layers together and then onto the card base. Next, with the aid of my ruler and my Grid Paper, I adhered all the letter hearts in position with Mini Dimensionals.
Last Sunday on my blog I told you that hubby and I collected my wedding rings from the jeweller in Kingston on Saturday. They look even better than I ever imagined they would, and I’m really thrilled with them. The only problem I have is that the three rings don’t always stay locked together.
Yesterday evening Othman contacted a Master Jeweller in Hatton Garden (London) who can fix the problem! Yippee! We have an appointment to go to see the goldsmith on Saturday 24th August, and he can deal with it more or less while we wait! I’m so excited all over again! LOL!
I forgot to tell you the name of the stamp set I used for the lettered hearts. It was Make a Difference which has three different alphabets – a script capitals, a script lower case, and small block capitals (these are the ones I used). It also includes two sets of numbers, various symbols like &, ?, @, as well as STAMPIN’ UP! ©. There’s an amazing total of 143 stamps!
I really think that’s it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow, and in the meantime, happy crafting!
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