Happy Anniversary Distressed Look

Happy Anniversary to Kurt and Julie.  Married for 9 years on the 20th of this month.  My friend Julie is very krafty, in the nice sense of that word of course.  I wanted to make a special card for them.  Here it is:

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Here is my attempt at the distressed look posted on Andrea Walfords site here:  http://andreawalford.com/?p=697 .  I have to give credit where credit is due so you will notice mine is quite similar to Sophie’s card and tutorial. 

Stampin Up Sets Used:  Toile BG, Baroque Motifs

Micheal’s:  Happy Anniversary Stamp

Colors Used:  bashful blue, baja breeze, pacific point, creamy caramel, chocolate chip, old olive, riding hood red

ACCESSORIES:  Riding hood red tafetta ribbon, jumbo eyelets, slot punch, ticket corner punch, sponges, scallop edge punch, 1/16 hole punch, acetate for masking, two way glue, 

I am not sure this picture does this card justice as it is hard to see the old olive BGstamping.  But I am quite happy with how it turned out and hope that our friends Julie and Kurt will like it too. 

What do you think?

Sorry I have been so delinquent with my blog but I am adjusting to my new job and have been quite tired.  I am now trained and will be working part time which was exactly what I was looking for in a job.  Thanks for being patient and checking back.  I have another card to get working on for a good friend and fellow stamper Kathie, who has recently left for Florida.  I wanted to have it sent to her before she got there but no such luck.

Check back tomorrow to see that one.

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Stamp camp cards

Here are the card we made at my monthly stamp camp this week.  I am so happy to have the girls come and make cards with me.  They do seem to enjoy themselves too.  I have a great group.

This first card I used a faux wood grain technique.  I just love how this turned out.  Even the guys like this one.   

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 Here is the next one. I taught the group how to make icicles with crystal effects and dazzling diamonds glitter. 

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 To make the icicles you just run a bead of crystal effects on a piece of wax paper wide enough to cover the width of your card and then pull lines down from it to make the icicles.  Then you just dump your glitter on it and tap it off and let it dry.  I waited a day and them removed it from the wax paper, comes off easily.  Glue it on to your card with crystal effects or tombow adhesive.

Next card is made with one of my favorite color combos right now. Bravo burgundy, pink pirouette, so saffron and sahara sand.

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Hope you all like them.