This is my card for the current Victorine Originals Challenge located HERE. This time it's to make an Anniversary Card. Sometimes I find it hard to make a specific card without a specific sentiment, but I love this rose bouquet stamp and I think it's what every woman would love to see on the anniversary of their wedding day. (No, not the stamp - the bouquet for real)
I started with a piece of ivory cardstock and stamped the music background. The edges on the music image are sharp and clean, but for this background I inked the stamp and then ran a cloth around the edge to soften it.
Next I stamped the bouquet image and colored everything but the red roses and buds. These are paper pieced with red cardstock. The blue forget- me-not on the left is cut with an exacto knife so the black strip of cardstock could be pushed behind it.
I used the same red cardstock on the lower right corner, glued vintage lace over it and stamped a band of cardstock with the sentiment. Oh, I almost forgot. The LOVE stamp on top is from a Christmas stamp that says, PEACE LOVE JOY. The hearts separate the words and I just masked off the two end words.
This challenge starts Monday 3-3-14, and will run for two weeks and there is always a drawing for prizes if you enter your card, so check it out.