Botanical Bliss Anniversary Cards

by Joanne James18. May 2019 09:00

Hurrah for the weekend! Today I'm sharing a couple of cards I made using the current sketch over at Fab Friday that are also perfect for the celebrations over at AsYouSeeIt where it's all about the twos as they celebrate their 200th challenge - woohoo!:


I needed an anniversary card so decided to make something using my Botanical Tags Thinlits as one of them features a pair of birds - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Botanical Tags - I bought this bundle because I fell in love with the detail on these tags, but I think this is the first time I've used them properly on a card and the detail is so pretty. I decided to go with a dark colour and back it with a handcut tag using a scrap of Wood Textures DSP left over from another project. I think this tag works well for a wedding or anniversary card - they could be love birds, right? 

Layers and Textures - My card feels quite busy for me: tags, twine, banners, an embossed background and a stitched rectangle sentiment and foliage branch - that's a lot going on in one place! Aside from the diecut tag, the shapes are all quite simple and my patterned papers are used in quite small quantities so as not to overwhelm and I quite like the effect.  

Take Two In Green - I liked my first card so much, I decided to create another one in a green Mint Macaron/Tranquil Tide colourway. I switched out the embossed background from Subtle to Layered Leaves which adds a little more detail, and the back piece of DSP comes from the Tranquil Textures DSP as opposed to Share What You Love, and I added a flower embellishment to my slightly larger sentiment piece, but otherwise the cards are the same:

The colour scheme for the first card was inspired by the piece of floral DSP I used for my banner, but I quite partial to greens, particularly in home decor. What do you think - which one do you prefer? 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (3) -

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
5/18/2019 9:18:07 PM #

Joanne, they're fabulous in both colours! That little pair of birds are just so cute! I like the generous swoop of the twine bows too. Thank you for joining us at As You See It's 200th challenge with a pair of a pair of birds!


Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
5/19/2019 8:54:59 PM #

These are both amazing, Joanne! I can't decide which colour I like best. What a great way to use that extra DSP! I love the extra touches of the embossed background, the graceful twine strands and the leaf sprig! Thanks for helping us celebrate our 200th challenge at As You See It Challenges!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
5/23/2019 12:58:16 PM #

I love this die and stamp set, I am so happy to see it being used here!  Perfect for an anniversary with those wee little birds....and I love the DSP you've used as well!  I love how you backed the diecuts with a tag...the green one is definitely my favorite!  But they are both lovely!  Thanks for playing with our 200th celebration!


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