Crate Anniversary card

This card was a commission - it is for a 50th anniversary.
Cuttlebug large hearts were cut from heavyweight chipboard... which I do not recommend. I have broken too many B spacer boards on the heavyweight coasters.... the lightweight coasters fortunately do not break the Cuttlebug spacers.
For the gold heart I pressed the die-cut heart into a Perfect Medium pad (Ranger product - it is similar to VersaMark, a watermark ink) then dipped into Gold Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE). I repeated the UTEE two times and achieved a non-textured and smooth surface. A Krylon 18kt gold leafing pen was used on the outer rim.
The second die-cut heart was adhered to a die-cut heart cut from 7gypsies paper then sponged with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Pads. This layout is Valerie Stangle's. Card base is a 5" Fabriano.
Marvy scalloped circle punch was punched from the reverse of the Crate paper featured on the card front. Each of the five gold brads represents a decade, as do the gold cord wraps.


shauku77 said...

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Kendra aka Scrapstampindiva said...

cindy I love this card - it is gorgeous! :)

Creative Expressions by Stephanie said...

This card is absolutley gorgeous!!!

Debbie Olson said...

Cindy, this is just lovely! Also, glad that you mentioned about the thick chipboard. I've been trying to use the thick stuff with my Big Shot, and I was thinking that it felt dangerously tight. May have to get some thinner stuff. TFS!

Heather said...

GORGEOUS Cindy - absolutely beautiful!