Good day everyone! I have been crafting a lot lately, but lots of different things, I'll be sure to share when I pull them into finished projects. Today I wanted to share a fun Anniversary card with you. Today is my husband and I's, 21st anniversary. Yes, that man has put up with me for 21 years!! ;) I had to make him a special card. I am not a heart and flowers type of girl. If you read my blog regularly, you realize, I have very few flower stamps. Giving my husband hearts and flowers would just be weird to me....it's not who I am. But I do love pop culture stamps...and sassy!!! The Royal Throne stamp set from Kindred Stamps was the PERFECT solution!!!!
I started off my coloring some images from the Royal Throne stamp set. If you are a fan of a certain popular show about Thrones....you know exactly who these two characters are.....if not, short explanation...they are the Queen and her twin brother....oh and he is also her lover.........I'll just leave that there!
The stamp set has some great sentiments in it....and I loved the one "I love you like a ...." and then you can use "brother" or "sister". Now this isn't a card for everyone, I get that. This might not be your cup of tea....but I wanted Sassy!!! This a big S!!!!
I used a stencil from my stash and tried out moving the stencil slightly to create different patterns. Jennifer McGuire recently showed this technique on her blog. It is a lot of fun! I actually think I am addicted to it! I did several backgrounds using this method. I'll use those backgrounds on other cards. I was surprised that the Lawn Fawn Yeti ink was so vibrant again the Bermuda Bay ink. It gave great results. I think I am going to have to use Yeti ink more often!!!
The stamp sentiments got me thinking about a meme that I had seen about the show. I wanted to recreate it on my card, so I used a Lawn Fawn alphabet stamp set and created the front of the card sentiment. I am never good at small letter stamps and lining them up. I used my Cutterpillar Pro glow and glass mat. I put thin painters tape over my sentiment cardstock piece creating a line, I used the grid on the glass mat to make my tape line straight...and used the tape line as a guide in placing the stamps to spell out the sentiment.
I used my copics to color the images after googling the character names online and using the images as a color guide. I used my Brother Scan N Cut to cut out the characters. If you don't have a Brother Scan N Cut, Kindred Stamps now has cut files that you can purchase and use in other electric cutting machines. Very handy!
For the inside of the card, I used the sentiment in the stamp set. A Very fun card to make. My husband got a kick out of it...even though he said it was kinda creepy too! LOL!!!
I finished my card off with my new wax sealing stamp. It's a peacock! How awesome is that!!??
I got this set at uniqooo.com. They have all kinds of seals...even Harry Potter ones. Check them out!
This was a fun project for me. If you haven't checked out Kindred Stamps, you have to visit their site! The stamps are awesome and a lot of fun to play with!
Thanks for visiting!
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