Wednesday, October 26, 2016

First Anniversary

Yikes, it's been a long time since I've posted a card.  I've been stamping, but usually had to keep the card secret because I didn't want the recipient to see it before they got it!  I have quite a few cards that I can now post...hooray!!  

I made this card to send to my son and daughter-in-law for their first anniversary!  It's hard to believe that a year has already passed.  We are so proud of them both and all they've accomplished in just one year!! 

On this card I used the adorable Magical Dragons stamp set from My Favorite Things.  The little prince and princess make the perfect couple!  The colorful backdrop was made with dye inks and Clarity stencil brushes.  Oh my goodness, I love these brushes!!  They give better blends than anything I've ever used in all my years of stamping!  The "congratulations" was made using a Papertrey Ink stamp and die set called Swooshes.  It was a little tricky to position the stamped word onto the die cut word, but using the Misti it wasn't bad at all. Here is a picture of the front of the card...

I used black Staz-On ink to stamp the sword and crown onto mirror card stock and cut and pasted them on to add a little shine.  The crown needed a jewel, too!  The tiny hearts floating above the prince and princess were made with MFT Blueprints Tag Builder 5.  I also added some sequins here and there.  

Inside the card, I used my computer for the sentiment. The castle is from a retired Stampin' Up set called Dreams and Dragons.  I checked and the set or the castle as a single item are available on ebay in case you need it! I colored the castle with Copics and added glitter to make it magical!

Here is a close-up of the castle.  

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope my card makes you want to get your stamps out and create!



  1. Great to see you back in blog land Janet!! What a wonderful card to come back with too. I love your card design. The colourful background is perfect for the little couple. The little added details like the crown and sword in mirror card but especially the castle inside are just fab. I'm sure your son and D-I-L were thrilled with their card. Can't wait to see your other creations. Debra x

  2. Wonderful. The blending of the clarity brushes is so soft and pretty. Thanks for introducing me to them.