Hello to you all. This fortnights challenge at Anything Goes is to use die cuts and/or punches.
This is another commissioned card, this time from my daughter who wanted a card for her boyfriend as they were celebrating being together for a year. She didn't want anything lovey dovey so we looked at different stamps in my stash and we decided on the Vintage Photo plate from Creative Expressions - available from the Craft Den.
This card is 8 x 8 larger than my usual but to get the effect and utilise the stamps I wanted to use I needed a larger pallet. Oh I do love doing vintage and these stamps so fitted the bill for my daughter's anniversary card.
I particularly like the heart splat which I used to create the background. The filmstrip is one of Tim Holtz's Dies and I backed it with acetate onto which I stamped the silhouette stamps, also from the set.
The photo of my daughter and her boyfriend was taken recently at his brother's wedding. I made it sepia to fit with the vintage look and framed it with the frame stamp again from the set. I then filled it with glossy accents for a glazed effect and used chain and brads to 'hang' it.
Overall I was very happy with the finished card - I love it when a plan comes together! It was exactly as I envisaged which is unusual for me as normally the end result is nothing like I planned as I continually change my mind along the way! :)
My daughter was thrilled to bits with the card and her boyfriend loved it.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
papertakeweekly.blogspot.com Anything Goes
craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes with ribbon
abc-challenge.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes
paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.com/ Add punch,die cut