Monday, May 25, 2015

Ruby Anniversary


We had a ruby wedding anniversary dinner to attend a few weeks ago, and this is the card I made for the couple.

I started with these (very) old stamps from All Night Media, and stamped them in Delicata Golden Glitz Ink.

These were trimmed and mounted on red card, and then a layer of gold paper.

My old faithful anniversary stamp was gold embossed in one corner

The background hearts were stamped with Versamark ink, but once dry, they did not show up. When I saw this a few days later I tried to liven it up and discovered that they caught and held some Perfect Pearls powder.  It was not the best, so I fiddled around with a stamp positioner and masking, and managed to re-stamp the images, added the Perfect Pearls again and was happy with the result.  
I also learnt that the best way to remove the surplus Perfect Pearls was to wipe the card with a normal tissue, and volia, the excess is barely noticable!!

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aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card for the lucky couple Maxine. The stamps are lovely are look classy and with the heat embossing...fabulous{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Jo Ann said...

Hello Maxine...Just stopping by to tell you how blessed I am to receive all your wonderful comments on my posting! You are so prompt and you never fail to leave such an encouragement. I can see that God has given you a gift in that area and I am very grateful to have known you through this Blog land. Your card is so pretty and I love the combo of red and gold. I am sure the recipient is going to appreciate this. Hugs and blessings, always!


Unknown said...

Maxine, I wonder if you buy gold embossing powder in bulk?. Your sentiment is so pristine. and the card is quite lovely. Thank you so much for sharing your very beautiful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday on our 184th AGFF Challenge.
Blessings, Carole

Darnell said...

Wowza, Maxine, I'll bet this card is glowing and beautiful in person! It is absolutely stunning on the monitor! Thank you for the tip on Perfect Pearls!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Bridget Larsen said...

Gold and red are very lucky colours for me and i wear them well. You have done a great job putting these colours together Maxine

MaryH said...

Absolutely stunning, and how beautiful for a Ruby Anniversary. Loved that detailed stamping - brilliant idea to add the PP to show the intricacy better. The gold dp background really makes the letters more emphatic against the ruby base. Well done. TFS & Hugs

Shelly Schmidt said...

How beautiful- the colors are so elegant and love the Gold embossing as well. Love the wonderful intricate letters spelling love, and the wonderful image in the bg as well. Great tip for the Perfect Pearls too!

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous way to wish someone a happy anniversary! Love those letter stamps!

Dawn T said...

Beautiful card Maxine. Perfect for the anniversary

Laurence said...

Such a gorgeous card, thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
Laurence DT

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 81 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

morentin1326 said...

Awesome Creation... love the fab detail.
Thanks for playing along with Scrapbook Blessings Club
♥ Scrapbook Blessings Club DT ♥

Cindy said...

Very pretty card. Love the gold embossing! Thanks for sharing with us at SBC this month.