Monday, November 27, 2017

A Clean & Simple Anniversary Card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Today's design team project was a quick and easy one using the sketch from Atlantic Hearts and it will also be entered @ Less is More for "Let It Shine", and @ Addicted to Stamps for "Monochrome".

This project used a lot of things I've had in my stash for a good long time! The Diecut flowers were from a Close to My Heart scrapping kit, the patterned paper from the Current catalog, the flower trio punch from Stampin' Up and the silver glitter paper was left over from the snowflake project I shared in this post previously.

The card base was made from an A2 sized white, horizontal, top folding piece of heavy weight cardstock. I cut the tan patterned papers according to the sketch and adhered them flat to the card front. Using 2 nesting oval dies from Spellbinders, I cut the silver layering oval and the white oval for the sentiment.

I punched the same style flowers from the silver glitter paper and layered them to the cream and tan CTMH die cut flower elements. I then stamped and heat embossed the Best Wishes (retired from TAC) on the white oval using Versamark ink and Platinum embossing powder.

After assembling and layering the flower dies with the punched flowers, I accented them with left over gold leaf stickers from a past Paper Pumpkin kit. I also added a tiny clear rhinestone sticker to the center of each flower for some additional glitz.

I think the clean lines and simplicity of this card give it a subtle elegance just perfect for celebrating my sister-in-law and her husband's marriage that has successfully lasted many years!

Inside I stamped the sentiment from a My Sentiments Exactly Anniversary stamp set in gray ink and accented it by gluing on 2 more of the punched silver glitter flowers.

That's it for me today, until next time~


  1. Subtle. Clean and simple. Elegant glitz. Exact use of the sketch layout!

  2. Classy and sparkly with loads of shine. Love your design but do remember we love to see some clean 'unpatterned' space on our CAS cards at Less is More but thanks for sharing this beauty this week.

    1. thank you, I will remember that for the future!

  3. Such a beautiful card, paired with the perfect sentiment. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  4. Beautiful card, Kathy. I love the elegant look and your use of light, neutral colors. As Sarah said a bit more white space would make this more CAS.. However I'm glad to see this beauty in our gallery! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

  5. A beautiful elegant card Kathy! Thanks for joining our chalelnge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies