Hello crafty friends. This week I’m sharing a project that is close to my heart. Last month my husband and I celebrated our 4-year wedding anniversary. Most couples hope to have a dream wedding, and I can say that we were very lucking and did. Keeping that in mind, I wanted to recaptured our day in a card by creating an elegant, yet versatile design that would be used for a number of other occasions.
Recently, I’ve been creating No Coloring cards. In other words, I’ve been adding color to my cards using other means than through traditional coloring using markers. Don’t get me. I enjoy coloring, but it’s not always the quickest way to make a card. Instead, I’ve been relying on cardstock and different ink applications. For this card, I simply used embossing ink and embossing powder to so all the work.
I first dry embossed a floral stencil onto a piece of grey cardstock. Using stencils to emboss is a great way to add another use of stencils. I really like combining embossed stencil with tradition stenciling for an added effect. You can use many things to add color to the stencil, sprays, ink blending, or like I did, embossing ink and powder. The result is a slightly raised texture with an added highlight of color.
Once I had my embossing powder set, I cut down the panel to create a thin boarder around the edge and mounted the panel to a black card base. Red and black were the primary colors for our special day and I made sure those were the colors I incorporated in this card. I added a scripty “love” word die cutout in red and black banner sentiments, “Happy Anniversary” and “You More Each Day”, written in sliver to the front. I completed the card with some clear dew drops for additional sparkle.
I enjoyed making this card because of its simplicity. It didn’t require many supplies and it came together very quickly. And of course, the added bonus and main reason for my creating was celebrating my wedding. My husband loved it and that’s the best part of it all.
To see how I created this card, watch the video here: