Hi everyone. I'm a bit late in writing this post but you all know how life gets in the way sometimes. December 24 is my wedding anniversary with my wonderful husband. We have been married now for 53 years. Amazing! Here is the card I made him.
I feel that an anniversary card to my husband should be special so I did a lot of thinking about the design before I started. I have a beautiful background stamp that is intricate and has heart outlines and swirls. I decided to use this.
I prepped the stamp in my Misti tool and used a kraft card stock panel to stamp on.
It's always a good idea to use an anti-static powder bag and run it over the card panel to wipe off any oils from your hands and fingerprints. This keeps the embossing powder only on the design area.
Next I completely covered the stamp with some clear Versamark ink, a sticky ink that makes the powder stick to the card stock.
After pouring the gold embossing powder all over the panel it looks like this. The design shows up but it's critical at this point to be careful in handling the panel as the powder is just hovering on top. You must use a heat gun to blow onto the powder. It's very hot and actually melts the powder. The finished result is stunning.
This stamp has 2 die cuts that match the design. One is a plain heart that's sized perfectly to cover the center heart. The other is slightly smaller and is a detailed die that has the exact same design as the stamped image. So many techniques and designs you can do with this set.
This time I opted for the plain heart and followed with some stamping in black ink. The other 2 fishtail sentiments complete the card.
So Happy Anniversary Hubby!