Sunday, April 29, 2018

50th Anniversary Card with Filigree Numbers

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Today I have a 50th Anniversary card to share.  It features Amazing Paper Grace dies: Filigree Numbers, Tiara Rondelle, Vintage Pierced Banners, Layered Happily Ever After, Grand Arch 3D and stamp from Oh Happy Day.  Lots of different die cut layers all cut from cream cardstock with a touch of gold foil.
The card base is 5 x 7 inches.  Starting from card up, the first layer is rectangle of cream cardstock. The next layer is 4.5 x 6.5 inch cardstock cut with Grand Arch 3D insert (not outer edge) at each end so design is mirrored from top to bottom.  To do  that, I placed die and paper on cutting plate.  I covered only half of the die with base plate.  The die only cuts where both plates put pressure on the die and paper.  Next, I put the die at the other end and used the same process to cut that end.  I used a scissors to cut where the two cuts didn't quite meet.  It makes a gorgeous background and another way to use Grand Arch 3D! 
Before it was put on the card, gold foil paper was fastened behind each corner.
The Tiara Rondelle part was assembled first and then fastened to the card.  Because its a very thin die cut, I decided to cut 2 layers and fasten them together, a little dimension plus strength.  I applied Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6 inch to back of cream cardstock and cut one Tiara Rondelle.  Then I had the "brilliant" idea to leave the die cut piece in the die, peel the adhesive backing and cut another Tiara Rondelle.  My thought was that the 2 pieces would be stuck together and cut perfectly.   I punched out the bigger cut outs but left the smaller pieces thinking I'd punch them out after second cut.  Well.....the little areas didn't cut through because of the layer of paper in the die.  So that's why you see seemingly debossed areas which would usually cut out.  It's a new technique that I plan to try again!
Behind the Tiara Rondelle is gold foil circle cut with Spellbinders Standard Circle LG, largest die.  The inner cream circle was cut with the next smaller die.  The gold circle is fastened with E-Z Runner® Micro Refillable Dispenser with inner circle fastened to it.  I cut another cream circle and cut the bride and groom (no outer die) from that circle.  I trimmed away paper around bride and groom and fastened them in place.  The whole Tiara Rondelle piece is popped up with 3D Foam Squares – White Mix to fasten to card front.
The "50" was cut from cream cardstock using outer die.  Gold foil was cut with outer die and filigree insert. I used Home and Hobby Dual Tip Glue Pen around the edges to fasten them together,  These are fastened to card with Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix.

For the banner, I stamped "Anniversary" from Oh Happy Day set and heat embossed with gold.  Then I cut the banner centered over the stamped "anniversary".  I also cut banner from gold foil.  It was cut in half lengthwise and the pieces fastened behind banner with narrow reveal at top and bottom.  I did the same with banner tails. The tails are fastened to banner with Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix. The banner is fastened to the card with 3D Foam Squares – White Mix stacked double along the bottom edge and only single on the tails.
Thank you so much for visiting! 

Have a creative day!
Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Becca Feeken:
Filigree Numbers – Elegant 3D Vignettes
Layered Happily Ever After
Grand Arch 3D Card – 3D Vignettes
Oh Happy Day – Elegant 3D Vignettes
Vintage Pierced Banners
Tiara Rondelle
E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser
E-Z Runner® Micro Refillable Dispenser
Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix
3D Foam Squares – White Mix
Home and Hobby Dual Tip Glue Pen
Other Supplies:
DCWV Gold Foil Paper
Imagine Crafts Versafine Onyx Black
Ranger Gold Embossing Powder
Cream Cardstock

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