Saturday, 10 March 2018

Muse 256 - Golden Anniversary

Here's my card for this week's Muse challenge, where Anita gave us this pretty, romantic inspiration:

I focused on Anita's:
-anniversary theme
-metallic accents

Later this year we will be celebrating my parents' 50th (Golden) wedding anniversary, and this is my mom's favourite colour, so I decided to get a head start on the card.

I decided to make a big card (for me, anyway!), so I started with a 5x7 panel of watercolour cardstock.

I used the cling-wrap with watercolours technique for my background, with some blue-y green Catherine Pooler re-inkers as my watercolours. Using the reinkers gives a more intense colour but you could easily smoosh your inkpads onto your palette and achieve a similar look, as I've done before.

When the panel was dry, I flicked Delicata Gold ink over it for some golden splatters.

Next, I cut the Prismatic Heart die from Gold Mirror cardstock and again, out of my panel. I adhered acetate to the back of the panel and created a shaker with Pretty Pink Posh Gold confetti and Studio Katia iridescent gems. Here's a close up.

I used a spray adhesive on the delicate golden die cut - so much easier than trying a liquid glue, which may have spread onto the acetate.

Here's a quick video:

I used:


Paru Mahtani said...

So beautiful Ardyth!! Congratulations to your parents on their 50th.

Cat Craig said...

Fantastic, what a gorgeous piece Ardyth. A 50th anniversary should have a spectacularly beautiful card and you have done that. Congratulations to your parents.

Dotty Jo x said...

Beautiful! Love the colours and well... everything! Jo x

Karen Brown said...

Stunning aqua watercolor background!

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful take on Anita's card, Ardyth! I love the effects of this technique and that you created a shaker with your heart!

mugdha gujarathi said...

Stunning card ardyth..loved the golden heart..

Jacquie Southas said...

Just gorgeous, Ardyth!

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful card Ardyth - love the colour you have achieved for the background, and the delicate die cut over the aperture.

Neets B said...

You know I love this, it's just gorgeous. I think the gold and aqua is actually more striking than my silver accents. Thanks for the video too xx

Kirsten said...

Such a beautiful card, Ardyth. Your parents will love it. The heart die used is stunning. I just might have to get one. Thanks for sharing.