Sunday, 7 June 2009

Congratulations for an engagement for the Stamp With Us challenge

Our challenge this week on Stamp With Us is the theme Congratulations. I've made this card as an engagement card.

Stamp sets: Cheers to You, Circle of Friendship
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Blush Blossom
Ink: Versamark
SU Markers: Blush Blossom
Other: Gold EP, Dazzling Diamonds, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon
Punches: 1", 1-1/4", 1-3/8" circle

The champagne glasses from the Cheers to You were stamped onto Very Vanilla card in Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I then coloured the "champagne" with Blush Blossom marker to add a bit of shade to the liquid. Because I didn't want a full on layer of glitter I spread a little Tombow onto some acetate, then used a brush to dilute it with a little water and paint the mixture onto the glasses. Dazzling Diamonds was sprinkled over and allowed to dry. The circles were punched and lined up. The centre circle frame was made by punching the 1-1/4" circle from Blush Blossom card then centred the aperture and punched with the 1-3/8" circle. 

Now I'd like to introduce you to the new addition to our family - Bess.

She's a rescue dog found on the streets of Leeds. She's about 3 years old, a small Staffordshire Bull Terrier and likes a lot of fussing and loving. Perfect for us.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx


Teri said...

Hi Sara :o)

Love your card!

Adore your Bess! She is just gorgeous! I hope she's settling in ok ... all the very best with her xxxx

simplyfairies said...

Oh my Sara, what a beautiful dog, and am sure you will not regret it.... I have a staffie Stamford although he chews for england, he is the most soppiest dog i have ever had, I love him soooo much it hurts!! they have the most hansome faces don't they you can't help but fall in love!! they are sooo affectionate!!

your family will enjoy her very much indeedy...

Ooops your card is stunning, I shall give this design a try!

Emma said...

Awh Sara what a cutie Bess is, she looks a big softie x

Would like to say that I love the colours you've chosen for the challenge. I don't think I've seen blush used before - will definitely be getting out that colour soon.

Thanks for sharing x

Steph said...

This is really gorgeous - well done. Super engagement/wedding card x

juliejules said...

Lovely stylish card Sara and congrats on getting Bess, although I am not a "dog person" I know how muach they become part of the family! Jules x

JanJ said...

Beautiful card, very elegant.

Love your new dog, she looks adorable, have fun

Jan x

Anonymous said...

This is simply beautiful, love the circle apeture.

JJ said...

Gorgeous, simple but sophisticated - love the card.

Hope Bess settles in OK. Wish we could have another dog, really miss Tara our German Shepherd.

Anonymous said...

What a cutie (Bess)!! Enjoy her.

Bekka said...

Lovely card Sara

And congratulations to you on the addition of Bess to the family :-D

Jo said...

Stunning card Sara, really gorgeous.

Oh and Bess, isn't she a sweetie! Have fun with her!