Friday, December 27, 2013


Wow!  I'm back again after the Christmas holiday rush!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  My parents' anniversary was yesterday and I'm late again, of course.  But it's the thought that counts, right?  Yeah, I'll just keep telling myself that.  It was a bit hard to get a good picture of this beauty.  I used perfect pearls on top of versamark ink to create the Damask background and shimmer just doesn't photograph very well.  On top of that, I stamped an image on the vellum panel of the window.  Now that you know, I bet you can just see it.  Anyway, there are a bunch of photos that hopefully let you see it all.

 Here is the inside.  I created a frame to match the front to use to cover up the  vellum
 Sorry for the finger in the picture, but I couldn't get the card front to stay down and you can't see the pink damask image very well, unless it is flat against the back.

Viva La Verve December week 2--sketch (I adjusted the sketch a bit, but I think it is still evident in my card)

Sarah Hurley #87--create your own background
Loves Rubberstamps #83--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--Wrap it up/New--double challenge (I went with the New challenge; I'm celebrating my newest die: "Resplendid Rectangles"--sooooo elegant)
Digi Stamps 4 Joy #82--anything goes
Delightful Challenges--Celebrate (celebrating my parents' 37th wedding anniversary)
Raisin Boat #18--something new (my new spellbinders rectangle dies)
Make it Monday #145--pick your technique from the past year (I went with #133 perfect pearls)
Sister Act Card Challenge #38--anything goes
Timeless Tuesday #251--use vellum
Word Art Wednesday #112--anything goes

Stamps: PTI "Damask Designs"
Dies: spellbinders resplendid rectangles, circles large; Sweet n' Sassy heart dies


jonim52 said...

Very elegant! Thanks for sharing at Love Rubberstamps. Happy New Year!

Linda said...

Great card! I think wedding and anniversary cards are hard to do. Thanks for sharing yours in the Raisin Boat Challenge.

Greta said...

Wow--this is stunning! So glad you joined in my vellum challenge at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! I love the damask bg you made and the framed vellum is beautiful! I'm sure your parents will be touched by this beauty. Thanks so much for playing along with us in Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday Vellum Challenge.

Fabiola said...

très élégant c'est le mot, biz

Shanna Shands said...

So fancy and beautiful! Thanks for playing at LRS.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a wonderful card Heather.
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh wow, that is so beautiful! I love the colors and the great design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Unknown said...

The gray and pink certainly add an elegance and softness to the card.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful art with us at Word Art Wednesday.
God Bless you as we prepare to enter into 2014,
Carole Robb Bisson

Saints Rule! said...

What a wonderful project! Thank you so much for blessing my heart and our challenge at Word Art Wednesday! Happy New Year!

Allison Cope said...

Oh my Heather! It's stunning! I love the die cuts, the stamping on the vellum and your beautiful design. Thanks for joining us for our "Timeless Tuesday Challenge" at Flourishes this week!

Clare Brown said...

such a lovely card, goodluck over at Sarah Hurley Challenges

Cathy P said...

Love the soft colors you chose. Great card. Thanks for linking up with us at the Sister Act Challenge Blog. Best wishes for a Happy New Year.
Hugs, Cathy xx