I needed to make an anniversary card for my sister’s 40th wedding anniversary and chose the Memory Box Birthday Rose Corner stamp set as the focal point of the card. It’s a very large corner stamp and takes up most of the front of a 5 x 7″ card.
Birthday Rose Corner Stamps link: https://tinyurl.com/y4jca9c6
Arteza Watercolor pads link: https://tinyurl.com/y6ywx6ed I cut this paper to 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ for this card and used the scraps for stamping the leaves from this stamp set.
Pretty Excellent Watercolors link: https://tinyurl.com/yxty3okr
Grace Watercolor Brushes Link: https://tinyurl.com/yx9fy5dt
Waffle Flower free downloadable swatch digital stamps link: https://tinyurl.com/y47rx6gc
Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder link: https://tinyurl.com/y5sql73e
Stamp sets used for sentiments: My Creative Times Many Greetings and Inspired by Stamping set called Wishing you
Red Card Base 5″ x 7″ Stampin’ Up cardstock in red
Gold Layer 4 7/8 x 6 7/8″ Crafter’s Companion Luxury Cardstock link: https://tinyurl.com/y62pztvp
Watercolor layer 4 3/4 x 6 3/4″ Arteza Watercolor Paper
After using Brutus Monroe clear embossing ink to stamp the rose image, I used Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder to cover the image as well as several extra leaves I stamped on a scrap of the same Arteza watercolor paper. I painted the design and the background, then took a rag and dabbed the blue background to get it to look mottled. I added a sentiment to the front of the card and inside with the same ink and embossing powder, then put kid’s fun foam behind the watercolor paper, attached with tear tape, and added it to the gold layer, and glued the gold layer to the red layer. I cut out the leaves and added foam tape to the upper portion of five leaves, then attached them to the card front on top of existing leaves or where I thought I needed some dimension.
I found washi tape in my stash that had hearts on it, and added the washi tape to the outside of the envelope. I wish I had used my peg stamps and stamped hearts on the envelope in hindsight.