Its blog hop time! This time, the theme is Weddings & Anniversaries. Now, all I could remember when I started working on my projects was the challenge to use silver in honor of Stampin’ Up’s 25th anniversary. So, my mind was stuck on my silver glimmer paper when I got started.
However, I was lucky and got inspired and came up with not one but TWO cards using my glimmer paper that I’m pretty excited to share with you today. So, hopefully you enjoy these cards too and they give you some fun new ideas to try out.
Card 1: Two Hearts Congratulations
This was my first “big idea”. I am slightly obsessed right now with the technique of punching out a shape and then accenting it with a decorative paper below it. So, in this case, I decided to do two hearts and pop it up on dimensionals over Silver glimmer paper.
I grabbed my Silver Dazzle pen and dashed out an outline around the holes to accent them and tie in to the silver theme. Then I started with two small Razzleberry punched out hearts in the center of each larger heart, but I just really didn’t like how it looked. But, put a flower from the Flower Trim ribbon on top of the Razzleberry hearts (so a little of the darker color shows through), and it looks great!
Then I just added the simple “congratulations” sentiment across the top.
(shhhh – want to know a secret? I totally stamped a different sentiment directly on my base paper and it looked awful! So, I had to go with plan B – the banner. I think it works, don’t you?)
Card 2 – Interlocking Wedding Rings
So after finishing the first card, I had this idea that was itching in the back of my mind to do something that looked like two wedding rings. I had no clue how I was going to do it, but I knew I just needed to try!
The rings were created by punching a 1 1/4” circle out of a piece of Silver Glimmer paper. Then lining up a 1 3/8” circle over the hole to create a slim ring of silver. Then I used my Tombow liquid glue to adhere it to my card. I used the 1 1/4” circles as accents to the left and right of the rings.
And if you are curious about the base cardstock, I used Very Vanilla cardstock and spritzed with the Silver Smooches spritz.
If you have any questions about any of these cards, leave me a comment and I’ll make sure to fill you in! (Or just leave me a comment and let me know what you think because it always makes my day to get a comment on a blog post. )
And don’t miss more great wedding/anniversary inspiration at the other stops along the route –
Blog Hop Participants:
- Shellie G. of Craft Smashup
- Pam S. of Stampin’ in the Sun!
- Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
- Tonya B. of Stampin’ with Tonya
- Dawn S. of Dawn’s Creative Chalet
- Darcy J. of DJ’s Stampin’ Place
- Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
- Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
- Justin K. of JK Cards
- Jennifer B. of NW Stamper —> YOU ARE HERE
- Bree R. of Craft-somnia
- Diana E. of Stampin’ Fun with Diana
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11 responses to “April Blog Hop – Silver Sparkle for Weddings or Anniversaries”
OMG! I thought, “This card is my favorite card, it’s wonderful!” Then I saw your second one and fell more in love with it! Great job and thanks for sharing!
Your cards are amazing!!! I love your wedding ring idea on the second card…going to have to case that one! Thank you for sharing your talent!
I love both cards and the wedding rings on the second one are such a great idea. I have a summer wedding that this would be perfect for. Thanks for sharing!
LOVE the overlapping punched hearts and the rings! Your cards are the perfect amount of BLING! So glad to be on the hop with you this month!
That’s a beautiful card!
I love those interlocking rings! Such a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing!
Jennifer, both cards are stunning! I love the interlocking rings.. what a super cool idea!!! You do such beautiful work! Thank you so much for the inspiration!
Beautiful cards Jennifer. I love all the silver glimmer and how you made the wedding rings.
Wow, these cards are FABULOUS!!! Love the overlapping hearts, and the joined circles as rings. You’re super creative!!!
Very clever and very eye catching! I like your idea!
Love the wedding rings. What to do something with rings but had no idea how to now I do.