Today's SUO Challenge is to create an anniversary card. This was the perfect challenge for me because today is my parent's 53rd wedding anniversary. This is the card that I created to help them celebrate the occasion. (Happy Annivesary Mom and Dad!)
I haven't used the Movers and Shapers Big Shot die (114506) very much and wanted to use it for this card. Details: Card base is Crumb Cake. I used the Top Note Die (113463) to cut a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock and also a piece of Paisley Petals designer paper. The Chocolate Chip top note was cut in half the long way, the designer paper cut in half the short way which gives a larger border. I used Chocolate Chip satin ribbon as embellishment. The stamped sentiment is from the set A Word For You (W 117032, C 120528). I used Chocolate Chip ink on Crumb Cake card stock (sponged the edges too) and used a Chocolate Chip matte.
The above photo shows how I created the initial monogram. I used the piece that is cut from the Movers and Shapers die. The M is from the Lovely Letters Alphabet (115030) and is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink. I added an adhesive pearl on the swirl. Notice that I sponged both the edges of the inital piece and the opening created in the card front, as well as the card edges. I also rounded the corners of the card.
I'd like to encourage those of you who visit my blog for inspiration to pay attention to the little details in your card creations. This card would look okay without the sponging. However, sponging adds depth to the card and raises it to the next level. The result is worth the extra time it takes!
Now it's your turn to create an anniversary card and upload it to SUO Challenges. Looking forward to see what you create.
Have fun stampin' it up!