Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Silver and Gold Anniversary Wishes

Hello again, crafty friends!  I found inspiration from this week's sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge to make a festive - and shiny - anniversary card for my husband.  I designed it so that it looks like a "happy new year" kind of card because we actually eloped on December 31st over 30 years ago.

There is also a Silver and Gold theme going on this month at the Heart2Heart challenge blog this month, and it's been a long time since I've played along with their challenges so it will be a fun bonus for me to add this card to their gallery.

details:  I started with an 5.5 x 4.25" base of gold foil paper.  I ran a 5.25 x 4" piece of black cardstock through my Cuttlebug with the retired CTMH confetti embossing folder, and then I used a handy little hole punch tool from the Martha Stewart collection to punch out each of those holes so I could back the black with the gold paper and hopefully the pattern would look like shiny champagne bubbles rising to the top of the glass.  I then cut strips of silver and gold foil paper as well as strips of silver and gold glitter paper, all at 5/8 x 4", ran the glitter papers through the retired scallop border punch, and adhered them onto the the foil papers to create a scalloped interpretation of the 4 horizontal lines element of the sketch.  I used gold embossing powder and Versamark ink to heat emboss this sentiment from the retired Say It All stamp set on black paper backed with more silver foil.  The image of champagne glasses is from the M-sized Good Cheer stamp set (you will need to mask or carefully "amputate" the image to get the glasses without the sentiment in the middle), stamped with black Memento ink on White Daisy cardstock backed with another layer of both silver and gold foil papers.  I couldn't resist adding one more touch of sparkle by filling in the champagne glasses and bubbles with the gold shimmer brush, one of my favorite embellishments!

There are so many possibilities with this sketch at AHSC and we would love to see your take on it.  As always, you have until 10:55 pm Eastern/9:55 pm Central on Sunday, 12/17/17, to link your projects HERE.  You can also check out the rest of the design team's creations by following THIS link.  Happy holidays!  ~~  Annette


  1. What a classy card Annette! The gold and silver are beautiful together and your work is amazing!

  2. I love this card, classy, jazzy and just plain gorgeous. Thanks for sharing on the H2H blog.

  3. Beautiful card with so many intricate details! Not sure I would have the patience to punch out all those circles, but it sure is impressive. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart!

  4. Super cute, I love the champagne flutes for an anniversary. Great card. Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H).

    Brandi R.
    DT member H2H

  5. Wow your card is gorgeous! You put a ton of work into it. Thanks for joining us @ Heart2Heart Challenges!

  6. Love all the sparkly and bubbly on your card. It's very festive!

    Thanks for participating with us at H2H!

    Melissa Robinson
    H2H Design Team