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.


  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... :)

  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!

  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!