Saturday, December 28, 2019

Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from My Favorite Things
My parents are celebrating their 51st wedding anniversary this week, so I put together this design to mark the occasion.  The layout is based on the current challenge at Try Stampin on Tuesday.  I used half of a pretty paper doily to represent the sketch's half circle panel.  The doily was adhered to the right side of a gray on gray striped patterned paper panel. After wrapping a piece of silvery gray satin ribbon around the panel, I secured the ribbon with a simple knot, positioned over the doily.  A red pierced heart die cut was placed on the left side of the doily using foam tape for dimension.  I stamped the "happy anniversary" sentiment from the My Favorite Things Essential Sentiments stamp set in white pigment ink on a narrow strip of gray cardstock and heat embossed the text in white for a bold pop against the gray background.  The text was placed on the card front so it overlapped both the heart and doily elements.  A trio of silver sequins were arranged around the heart as a final accent. The finished panel was adhered to a red card base coordinating with the die cut heart element.

Materials Used:
Essential Sentiments stamp set, Steel Grey cardstock, Pierced Heart STAX dies (My Favorite Things); Memento Luxe Wedding Dress ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Cherry Cobbler cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Smokey Shadow patterned paper (Papertrey Ink); gray satin ribbon (Target); Snow embossing powder (Recollections); paper doily; silver sequins; foam tape


  1. Completely adorable, Lori - best use of a doily I've ever seen, lol. Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

  2. Great anniversary card, Lori! I*'m always in need of them, too. You used our Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch perfectly!!! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!!! -Donna

  3. Lovely card Lori! Thank you for joining TSOT this week! Marjolein

  4. Very pretty card I'm sure your parents were delighted and Wow 51 years is a great number. Congratulations. Thanks for joining us at TSOT at this busy time of the year.


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