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Friday, December 31, 2021

Forever Fern, Art Gallery, Anniversary Card, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Catalog

It's New Year's Eve and this is my last card for 2021. I was hoping to have a super "WOW" card but it's the end of the year and I'm tired!  LOL  This is my 365th post for the year. One a day! There's a big "WOW"!  LOL I wish you all a very Happy New Year that is filled with good health and much happiness.

SO onto today's card. I was looking through my current stamp sets and not a one of them had the words "Happy Anniversary".  UGH. I didn't want to take the time to hunt down the words in the pile of retired sets so I just went with Congratulations. It fits but not what I wanted. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Old Olive card stock for the layer. I taped it to the card base.  I was fortunate to have had a piece in my package that was die cut in the middle so there isn't any waste on that piece. I just trimmed it to fit. YAY!!

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White for my top layer. 

I stamped the leaves from the "Forever Fern" set using Old Olive ink and I die cut them out.  I set them on top of the card front for placement. I knew what I wanted in this card, it was just a matter of how I was going to do it.  

I took a piece of card stock that was sitting on my worktable and I traced the top and right side with a pencil. These lines are 1" from the top and 1" from the right side.

Next I stamped the dots from the "Forever Fern" set using Fresh Freesia ink. I'm not sure I like that color but it's on there now!  I set the die cut piece on top for placement of the words.

The words are from the "Art Gallery" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. 

Next I set my scrap piece of card stock on top of the card and traced over the lines using my Basic Black marker.

I set the die cut leaves in place using Dimensionals. It looked kind of blah so I got out my Wink of Stella pen and colored the leaves.

I took some of the green "Genial Gems" and added them to the front. I looked for the ones that had a lot of sparkle in them because it made them look darker, more like Old Olive than the paler green that the are.  It added a nice touch and I decided to leave it as it is.

This was a quick and easy card to make though I think I would have drawn the lines using my Old Olive marker instead of the Basic Black one. It just stands out too much.  But it's an okay card, I don't dislike it.  LOL

Thank you SO very much for stopping by to see today's anniversary card,


Peggy S from OH said...

Fantastic that you were able and willing to post every day for 365 days! Congratulations, for sure! Thank you for the inspiration all year.

KardsbyKadie said...

Your last card of 2021 was PERFECT. Thanks for a year of fun and creative shares my friend. Happy 2022 to you.