Happy ‘tin’ anniversary

Welcome to my crafty blog. I’ve been busy making a card for a friend’s 10th wedding anniversary, which I discovered is traditionally marked with gifts made from tin. I didn’t have anything in my stash that represented tin, but thought I could get away with embossed hearts using WOW’s ‘metallic platinum’ powder (definitely an upgrade!)

I started by cutting the numbers into the centre of a piece of white card using Stampin’ Up’s ‘Large Numbers’ dies, making sure that I saved the centre of the 0 to add in later. I then stamped ‘happy anniversary’ either side of the numbers, using the stamps from SU’s ‘Milestone Moments’ set.

Next was to cover a smaller square with the metallic hearts. I used the heart stamps from Julie Hickey’s ‘Friendship Flower’ set, stamping them in clear ink and then adding the Wow ‘metallic platinum’ before heating them. It took a few minutes, as I needed to emboss each one before stamping the next, to make sure I got them evenly spread out.

I added another embossed heart below ‘anniversary’ on the card front and then attached the embossed hearts card behind the number apertures, fixing it with foam tape so it had more dimension. I also used foam tape to mount the topper onto the card blank, and added back the centre of the 0 with small foam pads.

I was really pleased with the overall effect on this card. I’m going to share it over on two blog challenges as well. Just Add Ink‘s theme this week is ‘family’, and the team at Casology have gone with ‘unite’. A 10th wedding anniversary fits well with both of them, I think.

5 thoughts on “Happy ‘tin’ anniversary

  1. I love this design, Deborah! The hearts behind the numbers are so perfect and the one heart on the front of the card is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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