Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Simple Anniversary Card

So, I am a horrible daughter, in that I knew my parents wedding anniversary was coming up, however I did NOT realize it was going to be their 40th Anniversary!  OMG!  I feel so horrible that I did not plan some big hoopla for them.  But no sweat, as they had already made their own plans to take a little trip to New Orleans - phew!  So, off they went Mother's Day weekend (they got married on Mother's Day!).  So, at least I had the weekend to whip them up a sweet Anniversary card.  This was a super simple card (no layering whatsoever).  I used the Swallowtail stamp that I've had for a couple of months and have been dying to use.  I embossed it with gold embossing powder.  I then used two of the new In-Colors - Coastal Cabana and Crisp Canteloupe - and sponge daubed the color over the embossing to give the butterfly that nice, colorful effect.  I used the Happy Anniversary from the Express Yourself (hostess set) and stamped a couple more butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri set.  And there you have it - easy-peasy, but looks like it was some super-duper secret technique, huh?! 

1 comment:

  1. WOW! Love this card! Love the way you made the Swallowtail Butterfly go over onto the back...why did I never think of this. We will be making this card at my stamping club for sure! Thanks for the great inspiration!