It seems to have been a very long week considering we had a bank holiday on Monday, but at last the weekend is almost here. Bob has been quite poorly over the last couple of weeks, and I thought I was coming down with something too, but luckily we're both much better today. I've also started a new adventure that I'll share when I have some piccies, but as a result it hasn't been a very crafty week. The one project I did manage took all the time I had, as I spent ages dithering over the papers to use, and then had some glue issues that meant I needed to remake a large part of it. I'm glad I spent the time though, as I'm really happy with the result. A friend asked me to make a special ruby anniversary card for her to give to her best friends and this is what I came up with:
It's an easel card, featuring rose papers from two DCWV stacks, and (although you can't tell from the picture) a cream pearlescent heart paper from Create & Craft. The hearts are die cut using the XCut scalloped heart nesting dies - one each of two sizes in the two colours of rose paper, a large heart in red card, and a small one in cream. To make the 'inner' hearts, I hand trimmed a die cut to remove the scallops, as I only wanted a very tiny edge to each heart. For the sentiment, I used the "Happy Anniversary" and "Ruby" stamps from a Papermania Confetti stamp set. I don't generally use patterned paper for matting when I need only a thin border, as it seems such a waste of the pattern to have it covered up, but plain card/papers just didn't look special enough for this project. Also, the big DCWV stacks have lots of sheets of the same paper, which I really like, as I don't feel like I have to eke out my favourites.
I'd love to know what you think of the card! I'd like to enter it into the following challenges:
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes