Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Herringbone Anniversary Card

I made this card for a dear friend who recently celebrated her anniversary. The top note die cut was done using the herringbone technique and I used the negative frame to make this card so nothing was wasted! I used kraft, black, & white assorted scraps of dsp & cardstock for the technique. The sentiment was embossed with clear detail ep to make it pop, and I outlined the die cuts with black markers (before cutting) to add a little definition. The button brads were from my stash, and I added some black spica glitter pen details to the Cheery Lynn Flourishes. The embossed background was done with a SU! fancy fan ef, and the gorgeous silk ribbon is from Sharon Johnson's ribbon store - I think I've had it for over 2 yrs now!

Fortunately, we were spared from the Nor'easter storm that hit the east coast yesterday! We didn't get any of the wind, snow, or power outages that were expected as the storm moved more northward than previously predicted. I'm very grateful too! The elections are behind us, the storms are too, and hopefully I can get into a productive mode again soon!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Thursday!



Benzi said...

Love that herringbone technique on your top note die. You paid so much so attention to detail with the inking on the flourishes. But, you always do. Awesome card!

So glad you were spared, especially from power outages. You can craft away now. :-)

JD said...

Your card is just stunning! So many neat details...
I was so happy to wake up to NO SNOW today! I expected my yard to be white. Hope you are having a good week.

jimlynn said...

You still look productive to me!! LOVE THIS!! The herringbone is beautiful (and going to force me to try this one day) and love the entire card! So beautiful!
Glad y'all didn't get any of the bad stuff!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Carol, you totally knocked my socks off with this gorgeous card. Your friend is blessed by your creativity!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Hi Carol, glad to know you didn't get the storm, Thank God! Every time I visit your blog I learn so much(Thanks for the linf od the herringbone technique). Your card is beautiful! TFS

Dixie Cochran said...

Carol, this card is so classy!! The colors and your choices of embellishments are just perfect!

Shannon White said...

Wow Miss Carol!! This is So Beautiful and Elegant!! Love the great mix of dp's and Pretty embossing! And I love the herringbone panel too! Just Fabulous! 8-)