Saturday, March 26, 2011

Diamond Anniversary card!

My parents' 60th anniversary was yesterday. Tomorrow we're celebrating with a brunch.

Here's their card which is loaded with bling-ish elements to reflect (<---bad pun) the theme of a diamond anniversary.

I stamped one of the two diamonds from Bombshell's Lady Luck set in a circle, colored them with Copic markers, and then added Irridescent Medium to the diamonds. The 60 numerals are Grungeboard and were painted with a Pearl Paint Dabber, then coated with multiple layers of Prisma Glitter. The numbers were adhered to holographic diecuts that were layered upon metallic silver and white metallic cardstock. The outside of the white ring was coated with a layer of Diamond Stickles.

The next layer is comprised of white metallic cardstock that was embossed with a pattern of diamonds, then matted on a layer of that same holographic specialty paper. A strip of the holographic paper was cut to hold the label with the sentiment from Stampendous. The card itself is shimmery since that was also cut from white metallic cardstock.

The holographic paper was from my recently organized scraps file. It is very difficult to adhere, so I was thrilled that my newly arrived Helmar QuickFix Tape Runner was up for the job!

I photographed the card at a bizarre angle so that you could see the glitter and shimmer. You can't see the true effect, but you at least get an idea.

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. What a lovely card! I bet it looks so much more blingy in real life! :) What a fun idea!

  2. Aw. nicely done! Wish them a happy 60th for me! :P

  3. Beautiful!!!! It's the perfect 60th wedding anniversary card! 60 years! Please wish them a happy anniversary for me :)

  4. Me Likey!!! Love how you can do so much wtih the Bombshells that is out of the box so to speak! Happy Anniversary to them!

  5. Wowser. This is totally awesome. Love all the diamonds everywhere and using the bombshell diamonds in this way was just brilliant.

  6. Your card is just perfect for the occasion Kathi! I bet your parents loved it......and Happy Anniversary to them!

  7. I swear I thought I had commented on this card! I guess I am losing my! I better be careful...not much left to lose ;D

    Fabulous design! The diamond pattern on the background panel carries your theme throughout the design. PLUS, love all that glittery goodness ;D