This card was inspired both by this week's sketch and by a special request for a 40th anniversary card by a work colleague. She had asked me ahead of time and it took me a little while to find the inspiration, as I wanted to make sure this card was extra special and elegant. Then, as I was looking at the Perfect Pair chipboard pack and saw the crowns, the idea for the card was born.
The big crown was covered with three coats of gold embossing powder and the small crown was covered with Baja Breeze glass glitter using Crystal Effects to make sure the glitter really stayed in place. It was a nice coincidence that the papers I chose also had some numbers on the backside of one of them. There was unfortunately no 40 on it that I could highlight, so I handcut a 4 and a 0 to create the number myself.
I used the new Stamp punch from the Summer mini to create the borders at the bottom, out of Crumb Cake cardstock.
Retiring elements featured:
Perfect Pair On Board chipboard
Baja Breeze Glass Glitter
Come join the fun! Here is the LINK to our challenge blog, where you can share a link to your creation, and links to the other DT members' creations:
Stampin' up! Supplies
Stamps: Quelque chose à fêter (Something to Celebrate)
Cardstock: Sage (Bazzill), Crumb Cake (SU!)
Designer papers: My Mind's Eye
Punches: Circles, Bitty (flower), Stamp
Accessories: Gold embossing powder, Baja Breeze glass glitter, pearls,
Circle and Scallop Circle dies, Stampin' Dimensionals, Victoria Lace Trim,
October Afternoon rub-ons (saffron doily), clear rhinestone brad, Crumb Cake envelope