February 4, 2010

Baroque Anniversary

Good Afternoon friends!  I actually got around to finishing that Anniversary card for my in-laws that I was telling you about in my last post.  And thankfully I had another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge to use.  Karen always seems to have a sketch I can use and the great thing about her sketches is that I tend to use them more than once.

With this card I knew that I wanted to use the baroque designed paper from GDC Studios then it was all about deciding what colour I wanted to have POP with the black and white and I decided on teal AND red.  The teal coloured paper from the side of another GDC Studios dp. (I'll use the black and white side for another project soon.)  And I've been dying to use the new Real Red Satin ribbon that I got a few weeks back.  Ribbon is not usually something I turn to to embellish a project.  I always find it finicky to work with and I hate wasting 20 minutes to come up with a bow that I'm happy with.  Any quick tricks would be appreciated :)  

Again, I wanted the picture to be the focus of the card so I didn't want the sentiment to take up much room.  Thankfully I had mixed messages in my repertoire of stamps (thanks again Maureen), and I was able to stamp a very tiny Happy Anniversary in the bottom corner.

I hope my in-laws like it.  I know that my M-I-L sees my craft as a complete waste of time but I know that she enjoys looking at something beautiful.  I also know my husband was happy that I took the time to make something nice for his parents and that means much more to me.

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, GDC Studios dp
Ink: Taken with Teal (marker)
Accessories: Labels 1, scallop trim boarder punch, bling, Real Red satin ribbon
Stamps:  Mixed Messages (PTI)


  1. Beautiful! How could they not love it!

  2. They'll have to love it - it was done with such love. Great work, Laural! A perfect ribbon =)