Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Whiff of Joy GDT call 2nd entry - Anniversary gift

Today is my 9th wedding anniversary!! As it is also my birthday tomorrow we don't usually do anniversary gifts but I decided to get my lovely husband two bars of his favourite chocolate for putting up with me! So, last night I was busy making a wrap for them and went to get this gorgeous chocolatey paper especially. This is my second entry for Katharina's guest design team call that she is running on her blog. My husband's favourite chocolate is a certain brand of fruit and nut so I wanted the colours to reflect this, hence the rich chocolate colours and the use of Whiff of Joy's Fall Willow with Grapes stamp (the fruit in the fruit and nut LOL - tentative link I know) what am I like?

I stamped part of Willow and then masked her so that I could stamp one of my Stempelglede grunge hearts over the top, which I have then clear embossed. I then rubbed over the embossing with antique linen distress ink so that the lovely flourishes on the heart show up around Willow. I have then cut that heart out and mounted it onto a tag made with the reverse of the spotty paper. I have stamped another of the grunge heart stamps onto this embossed with gold.

I have added some doiley lace punched paper beneath the tag then added lots of embelllishments - a huge chiffon bow, trails of lace, a pearl headed pin, a flower and leaves (the leaves I have cut myself) and one of my favourite embellishments, curled wire, this time with "chocolate" buttons threaded onto it.

I have also attached two strips that I have embossed in gold with sentiments, both are from Whiff of Joy. I have distressed the edges with antique linen distress ink.

I have embossed a flourish from the Stempelglede grunge heart collection in several places on the backing paper and I have punched MS doiley lace punch along the edges before mounting the paper onto card.

I'm really pleased with how it turned out considering it was a last minute idea! A great way to "posh" up a little pressie!

Image: Willow from Whiff of Joy autumn kit, coloured with copics

Paper: Prima - Corina Nielsen Designs, Whisper Collection "secrets"

Flower: Prima and EK success retro flower punch

Buttons: Basic Grey

Wire, lace and ribbon: from stash

Other equipment: Stempelglede grunge flourish heart collection stamps, gold embossing powder, heat gun, clear embossing ink


Sue Moone said...

Wow jane this is lovely, happy anniversay and happy birthday, Love Use x

Jane said...

Happy Anniversary and a very Happy Birthday Too

cats whiskers said...

What a fabulosu idea and what a grteat present love the colours snd colouring on this beautiful GDT creation best of luck hun and Happy Birthday and a Wonderful Anniversary to you both
Hugs Jacqui x

Edilene Rocha said...

Olá! Conheci o seu cantinho e é tudo de bom!
Lindo e criativo!... Amei mesmo!!!
Parabéns pelo seu trabalho!
Espero você em:
Beijinhos carinhosos.
Itabira - Brasil

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my this is just fantastic!
Your design is superb and your detail exquisite!
Such amazing work Jane!
Congratulations on your anniversary and wishing you a wonderful birthday!
kim x

debby4000 said...

Oh my this totally fabulous, such wonderful work and details.

Juls said...

wow!! this is just so incredibly stunning!! love the colours and the image you have used, and all those stunning finishing touches!! love it!!

Marga said...

Oh Wow! This is gorgeous. Love how u used all the different stamps in one project. Just stunning!