Thursday, October 18, 2018

Anniversary Celebration Card

I got some new tools recently so I was doing a practice run and I loved the way those tools worked so well that my practice design worked well enough to make a finished card. I hope you like it too.


The new tools I have recently acquired were some stencils and wonderful blending brushes from Picket Fence Studios. I was not sure how to use them so I tried a pouncing motion and that worked fairly well but later I tried a swiping motion and that was the way I figured they should be used. I was so lucky to win the blending stencils from Picket Fence Studios and while looking at how the stencils were used I discovered these new blending tools too. They are called Life Changing Blending Brushes. And, believe me, they are indeed living up to their name. I highly recommend them.


I first blended the circle in the middle of the card with a stencil with the pouncing method. Later I did a few swipes to try to achieve a colorful sunset look. And, then I stamped the pear silhouette branch and the sentiment from the Penny Black You + Me stamp set. The stencils come with a positive and negative so I  added the circle center of the stencil over my stamped design and then proceeded to use a swiping motion with the brushes to create a sort of sun ray look. 

I cut the panel out with a Wonky Stitched Rectangle die and placed it onto a black card stock base. After looking it over I decided it needed a frame around the circle so I also took some dies and made a frame. I just love the eyelet edging on the frame too. It really dressed up the card design.

Dies used:
Cheery Lynn Designs Nested Doll Circles CASO-15,
MFT Die-namics Wonky Stitched Rectangle, and
a Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Circle.
Any brand of circle die would have worked but this one was the perfect size in my stash and so that was the one used to cut the center out of the Cheery Lynn Die so it became a frame. All I had to do was use an adhesive to fasten the frame over the stamped circle.

Inside I added a white card stock sheet so that I could write a message on it later.

This will be entered into the Scrapy Land {Challenge #100}. I thought the anniversary card would be an appropriate card for their celebration too!

Well, thanks again. I always enjoy the wonderful comments you leave. Have a great evening now!

God bless,
Verna

16 comments:

Lori Kobular said...

Gorgeous card! I love the dies you used to create this beauty! Those golden rays really shine on your background and those flowers are so pretty! What a beautiful anniversary card to enter into the Scrapy Land 100th Challenge!! Thank you for sharing with us!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very pretty and I like the unique ways that these brushes work. I hadn’t even heard of them till now. That is fun that you were able to make a finished card with your practice pieces. Sounds like you are so pleased with them.

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful Anniversary card! The background looks amazing and I love the die you used~Great design!
Thank you so much for joining us in the 100th challenge at Scrapy Land!!
Sherrie K
Scrapy Land DT Member

Donna Ellis said...

I love your beautiful card!

Rosy Newlun said...

Wow, this is an amazing card! I love how you created the colors in the background. Wishing you & Arlin a very, very happy and blessed anniversary. With love!!!

Carol L said...

Your new tools are new to me also and congrats on your win. I really do like how they work on this beautiful card! The blending looks amazing and so does your finished card!

Diane said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card and the blending of the colors are beautiful!!

Barbara said...

Thanks for the detail instruction on this card made with a new tool. It does look amazing and glad that your practice was good enough for a card. Sure is pretty.

Bonnie Garby said...

Gorgeous card Verna. Love that background! This is the second time I've seen those brushes and you are making me feel the need to get some!! You did a fantastic job with them. I always love a beautiful handmade background. Happy crafting!!

laurie said...

Wow this is so pretty..your background is blended perfectly. I have never heard of those brushes, so thanks for sharing....I may have to give some a go!

Judy Woodland said...

Beautiful design and beautiful colors. Good job on the sponging - I have recently gotten some of those too and haven't really used them yet. You have inspired me. I really like the silhouetted image against the blue. Stunning!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Pretty card and lovely background! I love the silhouette stamp and how you did the background behind that, as well. Good to know about the brushes. They look so soft!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You are so good at commenting [for prizes] - congrats on the brush win. They look pretty awesome actually. Your card does too! :)

Mac Mable said...

What a beautiful card and those blending brushes look great and you've used them wonderfully. Great layout and lovely colours on your card and loving the sun rays, the wonderful stamp and that pretty die cut circle x.

Greta said...

Looks like a wonderful win--great card!

Dandi93 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Verna

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