This card is for SCS Sketch Challenge 212--another great sketch. It's also, obviously, an anniversary card.
My base card is Very Vanilla, with a layer of Always Artichoke, then a layer of Bashful Blue, then a layer of DSP from the Le Jardin (retired SU!) collection. I've had this for a while and never used it, but I was inspired by a picture I saw in a magazine and immediately thought of this DSP. The next element is more Always Artichoke and Bashful Blue, and another pattern from the collection. The third element is simply Always Artichoke and Bashful Blue. The focal image is from the For the Love of Birds set by Our Craft Lounge. It's stamped on water color paper with Basic Brown and stamped off once since I wanted very soft lines for this image. I then water colored it with Stampin' Up! markers and a blender pen, then went over all the water colored areas with Angel Wings Shimmerz. The picture below shows a close up of the shimmer. It was then cut/embossed with a circle Nestabilities die and the edges were lightly sponged with Bashful Blue. Then I matted it on another pattern of DSP which was cut/embossed with scalloped circle die, and is up on 3M foam squares. The sentiment is from the same set and was done in the same manner, except I didn't stamp off the word stamp. It was cut out with a Designer Label punch, sponged with Bashful Blue and matted on more DSP cut out with the Large Oval punch. It's also up on foam squares. A few blue rhinestones in strategic places finish the card off.
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Stamps: For the Love of Birds (Our Craft Lounge)
Paper: water color paper,Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla, Le Jardin DSP (SU!)
Ink: Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel, So Safforn, Basic Brown (SU!)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities; 3M foam squares (craft store); blue rhinestones (Hero Arts); Designer Label and Large Oval punches (SU!); Angel Wings Shimmerz