Monday, March 17, 2008

Wedding Anniversary

When I create stamp sets I think about: 1) it's use 2) it's versatility 3) it's ability to be built upon--I can't wait to show you what I mean!!! *wink* 4) it's ability to be used with existing product.
I created Wedding Day with the intention of making it REALLY useful. I included some sentiments in this stamp set that would be ideal for celebrating a wedding anniversary too since I know that wedding anniversaries are just as important as your wedding day--especially when you hit milestones like 10, 25, 40, 50, etc. In many of these cases, couples like to renew vows or come together with family and friends to celebrate these milestones and as such create invitations to invite everyone.

Before I share my wedding anniversary invitation with you today I just want to send a HUGE thanks out to all of you...for your support and your compliments. I also want to send out a thanks to all the PTI Designers who did an INCREDIBLE job with Wedding Day in the PTI gallery. I can't tell you enough how much it makes me smile when I see your creations using a stamp set I have created. It brings tears to my eyes. So keep it up and PLEASE, if you get a moment, send me a link to your card(s)/projects. I would love to see them.

The Inside of the Card

This is a quick card and easily reproducible.

Step 1
I cut the card to 5.25x5.25 and layered the card front a 1/4 smaller (the white paper is 5x5 and the patterned paper is 4.75x4.75) and rounded the corners of those layers.
Step 2
I cut a .5 strip of gold paper and layered ribbon over top.
Step 3
I stamped the oval and the filigree flourishes followed by "wedding" and "anniversary" and then cut out the oval.
Step 4
I adhered all layers with regular adhesive and the oval with pop dots. I also adhered the inner invitation with pop dots too.


paper: Stampers Select White Cardstock by Papertrey Ink, Gold by SU!
patterned paper: Fifth Avenue (Manhattan) by Autumn Leaves
ink: Black Palette, Sahara Sand by SU!
stamps: Wedding Day (Urban Design) by Papertrey Ink
accessories: Sheer Polka Dot Ribbon by May Arts, Pop Dots
tools: Small Corner Rounder by EK Success

Yes...I know that the 25th wedding anniversary is Silver *smiles*...I just didn't have silver cardstock.

Take Note: I have stamped on CDs and used them in my DVD player without a problem HOWEVER I am not an expert about this kind of thing. Today I received an e-mail from Carol G who said this about my stamped CDs:

What a creative idea. I would like to make a suggestion if I may. Many types of inks (even water based)can react to the protective coating on CDs and especially DVDs. This reaction can damage the contents of the disc and even make it unplayable. These effects can take a few months to become apparent. To be on the safe side use printable discs (they have an extra protective coating) or better still use a DiscPainter disc printer to safely label your CDs/DVDs.

I thought you might like to know I said, I have had no problems so far.

Have a terrific day!


shel9999 said...

How very elegant! I love your wedding set!

Rose Ann said...

This is so beautiful and elegant!!

Deborah said...

Stunning card! You are such a wonderful talent! Deb

CherylQuilts said...

Another beautiful post! I so love that small swirl! What a beauty! And thanks for the CD tip...a good one. TFS!

Karen said...

This invitation is lovely!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Hi Alli,

Love that card. I focused on Wedding Day in my blog post today. I plan on showcasing two more cards tomorrow that I made with a combo of images from Wedding Day and Boxes, Bags, and Tags. What a great, beautiful set!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous Alli!

I am catching up on blogging tonight and wow...this is fabulous!