Saturday, February 28, 2015

Hawaiian Anniversary

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I had a request for a 20th wedding anniversary card.  The wedding took place in Hawaii.  The card was supposed to be more serious in nature and not a funny one.  I don’t have any serious Hawaiian like stamps and had to really put a thinking cap to this one.  I had these sea shell cut outs that I love and that is my last strip of them.  In each photo of the shells there is a knot.  I let that signify “tying the knot” for the anniversary couple..  tThose gorgeous trees are stickers.  They were way to intense to stand alone on the card.   I embossed some Hawaiian butterflies onto one edge of some vellum (for you Princess Judy~getting’ the trend out there)  Does anyone know how to keep the vellum from warping and staying that way when you heat emboss?  After embossing the sentiment I could not get that piece to settle down.  I did, however get the effect I was after, to soften the trees.  A strip of washi seemed to have a natural place here.   Entering into Simons No Rules Monday.

3 comments:

  1. Very pretty card and I love how you've used the vellum as an overlay! Thank you for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

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  2. Lovely! I don't know how to make vellum behave so I don't use it very often! It's gorgeous on your card though and doesn't look like it warped. Love our texture with the twine!

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  3. Did you see that Stampin' Up is offering a vellum paper pack as part of their latest sale? We're on trend! I'm not sure how to keep vellum from buckling when you heat emboss it but I have several old vellum cards that are now laying flat so maybe the secret is to flatten them for 8 years or so. Anyway, love the sea themed card! Tying the knot--very clever!

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