Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A 10 Minute Anniversary

I made this clean and simple anniversary card for the Color Challenge over at Split Coast this week - Hostess Vicki asked us to use silver, gold and white.
Once I decided on the design - it was a snap to create -  I used a Fleur de Lis square Nestability for the silver piece, a stem from the Foliage set by Spellbinders and I cut the sentiment with a Labels 14 Nestability.  Then I just layered them all to the card base with foam tape for dimension and popped three clear heart gems onto the sentiment from the Cameo to Go set by Waltzingmouse..  VERY quick - VERY easy!

It was SO quick and easy that I decided to make another one since I had all the dies out on my worktable.  This time I used patterned papers instead of gold and silver and added just 1 red heart gem to the sentiment.
I sent this to my stamping buddy - Anne Harada - as she and hubby celebrated their 24th anniversary yesterday -  yes - they were married on New Year's Eve!. Using patterned paper instead of gold and silver makes this Anniversary card a little more casual.

I'm entering my gold/silver card in this weeks CASology challenge Week #25
I just purchased my brushed silver and brushed gold papers  - so they are new!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Cameo to Go
Paper: white - PTI, brushed silver and brushed gold - SU, 2nd card - vintage cream - PTI, Simply Chartreuse Pattern Pack - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: foam tape, foliage - Spellbinder, Fleur de Lis Squares and Labels 14 - Nestabilities, heart gems - Michaels.

13 comments:

Betty J. said...

Your green combination and the diecuts are awesome :-)

Annette said...

both are beautiful...love the layout..

Lisa Lara said...

Gorgeous Julia!

Marlou McAlees said...

hi Julia :) both your cards are fabulous, love the CAS layout, perfection!! :) happy new year x

Mynnette said...

These are both so beautiful and I adore the simplicity of the design! The first one is so bold!!! I hope you join us this week at Inkspirational for our color challenge and this month at Technique Tuesday for our 3D Pop-Up Card challenge! We've got prizes and giveaways!!! HUGS! :)

Meghan said...

Both cards are amazing! I love the layout and how you used it twice to create two quite different cards! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Tenia Nelson said...

Both cards are AWESOME!!!

Pauline said...

These are both so beautiful, a lovely CAS design, and a fab way to show how different a card can look with the same design but patterned papers! Fab inspiration!

Olga said...

Wow, these 10 min cards are gorgeous!

Judy1223 said...

What lovely cards! I really like the gold and silver...nice new papers! Perfect for an anniversary card. Thanks for playing at CASology this week!

Jen W. said...

These are gorgeous, Julia! Love the clean, crisp design and the touch of gems. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous cards Julia :)

Rosemary said...

gorgeous cards... the first one is my fav. i love how the green just pops against the silver! thanks for playing along with CASology this week!