Saturday, September 6, 2014

Happy Anniversary

Hi everyone! Well, I've scored another guest designer gig, this time with Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog for the month of September! How awesome is that?! I'm happy to share my inspiration project for the midway motivation post for the Hearts and Flowers challenge going on right now! Come play with us!

I've had this Deep Red stamp for ages and have never used it, so I thought it was the perfect time to get it out and create an anniversary card. I very rarely use an uncolored image but this vintage image is just gorgeous and led me right into the monochromatic thing.

I dry embossed the background using a new floral embossing folder and matted it on some gorgeous black glossy cardstock, exposing the debossed side which I thought looked kind of neat. I cut the lacy oval from the black glossy cardstock.

I added some white wrinkled ribbon and created a quad-loop bow. I attached a dangling silver puffed heart charm to the bow and affixed a white ribbon flower in the center.

I kept the inside fairly simple with just a stamped sentiment on a panel matted on the black glossy cardstock.

Proud to enter this anniversary card into the following challenges:

  • GKD Pure Luxury White cardstock; Marco's Cast Kote Black cardstock
  • Romantic Stroll stamp by Deep Red (something old)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Darice Ranunculus embossing folder (something new)
  • Spellbinders Classic Ovals and Lacey Ovals dies
  • Sentiment stamp by Leaving Memories
  • Prairie Bird Boutique white wrinkled ribbon
  • White ribbon flower from stash
  • Silver puffed heart charm and fine curb chain from stash

I hope you've found a little inspiration to create a project with some hearts and flowers and join in our challenge this time! Thanks so much for stopping by - we'll see you next time! ;)


  1. Beautiful card Leslie! The black and white is so elegant and I just love the embossed layer! Such a romantic image and the heart charm is the perfect embellie! Gorgeous, hugs :)

  2. Love how you have showcased that sweet image. Great card design. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  3. wow, this is so beautiful. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  4. A simple black and white image made elegant and beautiful with your embellishments! Love the wrinkled ribbon & rose with the dangled charm. The embossed background and pearls really add to the lush feeling of your card Leslie - well done! Thank you for sharing your project & creativity with us!
    DT for Aud Sentiments: [#114 – Any Sentiment other than a Birthday]
    RubberMAD (

  5. Amazing entry for CIO challenge blog thanks for stopping by and playing with us....come again <((><

  6. GREAT card!!! The black and white is so elegant looking, too!!! Perfect for our "anything goes" challenge over at Clear It Out Challenge . . . thanks so much for joining us this week!!!

    Kathy - CIO DT

  7. I love how you did your lovely vintage in monochromatic theme, it's so pretty! I really like the embossed background. Thanx so much for playing along with us at CC&CC. Joanne

  8. Love love love this it's so soft & feminine. Jacqui DT Sister Act

  9. D: What a great anniversary card. Glad you joined in our Simply Create Too Challenge #69 - "Show Us Something New" [& thanks for telling us what 'new' you used]. Please come back by to see our new challenge tomorrow, Friday.

    Simply Create Too Design Team

  10. Beautiful card the image...thanks for playing with us at Melonheadz Friends!
    xxx Margreet


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