Anniversary

This weekend my husband and I will be celebrating our 8th Anniversary.  I really wanted to make him a card, but, I was at a loss for ideas.  I am not much of a card maker, so I turned to Pinterest for inspiration.  I would love to know who came up with the original idea, so that I could photo credit them, but there are so many renditions of this card.

Anywhooooo. Here is my take on it.

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Punch out your shape, or use actual puzzle pieces.  Ink the edges so that they stand out a bit from each other.  Fit the two together and tape them on the back.  I used pop-dots to lift them from the background a bit.

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Wrap some thread, string, yarn, or bakers twine around it a few times and put a wood veneer heart over the crossing point.  I suggest putting a piece of tape over the back of the wrap so that it will stay in place.

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Finished.  Sweet and simple.  Wish I could say the same about love and marriage…  we all know that it is truly a puzzle to be solved.  And boy, when all the pieces fit, it is a beautiful thing.

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Thank you for reading.

Have a great weekend planting glitter.

Gold Dipped

I seem to be seeing lots of gold in the crafting world.  Especially gold dipped items, such as feathers.  I thought I might try my hand in it and this is the lovely result.  Now….what do I use these for?

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I stamped some pretty little feathers and cut them out with an exacto-knive.  I inked up the edges a little to give them some interest and applied versamark ink to the areas I wanted to emboss.   After applying the embossing glitter, I use a little paint brush to get all the extra off the paper, and to clean up the edges a little.  I used my heat tool to melt the powder/glitter.  

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Though I really like how it turned out, I think I need to invest in a nice gold embossing powder without glitter.  But, this was what I had on hand when I got the wild hair to give it a go.

Thanks for reading

Jaime

“go plant your glitter today”