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It's a great day for a challenge! Or maybe even two! In a couple hours we are off to a surprise anniversary party. FIFTY years of wedded bliss!! Isn't that amazing? What a momentous occasion. It certainly calls for an elegant card and I reached right for the gorgeous Damask Designs by Dawn McVey for Papertrey Ink. I just love the presence the largest image in the set has as well as the elegant script font sentiments. I decided to continue to be inspired by Dawn and use the colors she chose for the most recent Raspberry Suite color challenge and also turned to the CPS cards sketch #124. This way, most of my card decisions were made and I could jump right into the fun part...stamping and assembling.
So I turned the sketch to a vertical orientation but otherwise, left the layout intact. This was perfect for a clean and elegant card. I relied heavily on the cream color in Dawn's color challenge so that the sprinkles of color would really shine and I wanted to highlight the two tone damask image in the center of my card. I first loaded the stamp with Pink Passion SU! ink and then rolled the edges in Purely Pomegranate SU! before stamping onto the cream cardstock. Loved it! This techniques gives the image a sort of inner light, especially IRL.
The beautiful scripted sentiment comes in the Damask Designs stamp set and to make it fit the circle punch, I first inked and stamped the "Happy" and the separately, inked and stamped the "anniversary" underneath. One of the small damask images in the set gives a subtle background detail to the sentiment when stamped in celery.
Good ol swiss dots to the rescue on the bottom panel and some pretty ribbons finish of the base of the card.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I had better run and get ready for the party. Back later to see what everybody has done with these challenges.
Paper: Stampin Up! and Georgia Pacific
Stamps: Damask Designs by Dawn McVey for Papertrey Ink
Ink: Stampin Up!
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug
Ribbon: Stampin Up! and Michaels $1 bin
Punches: Stampin Up and CM
Other: craft gem