Falling in Love Anniversary Card

by Joanne James7. February 2017 21:01

Another busy day today with a class this morning, a quick lunch with friends and school runs and piano lessons amongst other things! Today I'm sharing a card that I made for the current challenge over at As You See It. This is one of my favourite challenges (I love the sketches this team come up with) and having had a few problems at the back end of last year, I am delighted they are now back on fighting form with their challenge in full swing. I missed the first challenge of the year but was determined to play along with this one. Here is the current AYSI sketch:

This sketch is a great opportunity to use a stamped panel or to showcase a piece of designer series paper. I went with the latter and needed an anniversary card - here's what I came up with:


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

Falling In Love - I used a piece of Falling in Love paper for the panel on my card. A marriage of romance and shabby chic (the catalogue byline, not mine) these pretty patterns featuring ditsy florals, lace and bokeh patterns have an ethereal and dreamy quality. I paired mine with Very Vanilla and Tip Top Taupe cardstock; interestingly this isn't one of the feature colours in the suite (the neutral is Sahara Sand) but I think the slightly stronger brown works well.

Falling For You - My sentiment comes from one of the two stamp sets in this product suite, Falling For You. It includes some beautiful paired sayings, including this one that I stamped on the inside of my card to go with my outer anniversary wishes:


Ribbons and Lace - I wanted to keep my card flat and post-friendly, so chose to embellish it simply with a flat bow in the Very Vanilla 1/4" satin ribbon and a couple of the lace doilies. The new doilies have a very pretty pattern and are also printed Very Vanilla on one side and white on the other, so quite versatile.

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'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (3) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
2/8/2017 1:50:38 AM #

I thought this sketch was so pretty, and you've made it even prettier with this lovely palette, papers and divine ribbon!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
2/8/2017 5:26:49 AM #

Such a delightful card with a delightful set of products. Isn't the Falling in Love paper wonderful! The Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla is such a smart combination and your card is so stylish, especially that sweet bow. Thanks so much for joining in with us again at As You See It - welcome back!

Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
2/9/2017 5:42:12 AM #

So happy to be able to comment on your lovely creations again, Joanne! Isn't it interesting that lace and neutrals say weddings and anniversaries to us? This is such an elegant card with the Very Vanilla and Sahara Sand elements, but I love that touch of Tip Top Taupe and the way it sets everything off so well. Thanks for joining us again at As You See It Challenges!

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