Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Secret Garden Shabby Chic Vintage Anniversary Card

Can you believe that Spring is just over the horizon? We were chatting about daylight savings today at work and I was literally like "Really?? Already?!" In the United States, we'll be "springing" forward 1 hour in a few weeks. This is the sign that Spring is very near! Well... the clouds and the rain we had today in Northern California begged to differ! LOL! But I certainly don't mind a few more months of snow!

Today, I want to share a special anniversary card that I created for my parents' 43rd wedding anniversary. I used Graphic 45's Secret Garden paper collection. Such a gorgeous collection!

Secret Garden has the perfect colors and images for your Spring inspired crafts, with just the perfect touch of vintage Graphic 45!

The key to a "full" card is a lot of fun layers. Use card stock, pearl flourishes, flowers and more to add plenty of gorgeous layers. I actually surprised myself when I didn't use paper doilies on this project! LOL! Paper doilies tend to be a natural element in all my projects. ♥ But as you can see, even without doilies, you can create gorgeous layers just using elements from the paper collection...

I snuck a little Staples Ornate Metal key into the layers of flowers. I'm so hoarding these little keys, I love them! I'm on my last few and I can't get enough of them! hehe! ♥

I accented the corner of my card using a Momenta corner piece, and accented it with a Staples Stamped Metal brad...

The Secret Garden papers are so pretty... I love the bird, blossoms and birdcage from the May Flowers sheet.

This is the inside of my card... finished off with love! ♥

 Now you can see why I'm so in love with the new Secret Garden papers. They are definitely fun, whimsical and beautiful to play with! And my parents absolutely adored the card. Yay!

I hope you enjoyed this project and give one of these cards a try! ♥

As always, don't forget to stop by the Graphic 45 BLOG where there will be a full reveal of this project!

Have a crafticilous day!

xoxo ❤,

Product List:

Staples: Ornate Metal Key
Prima Flowers & floral spray
I Am Roses flowers
Momenta metal flourish corner
EK Success leaf punch
Recollections pearls
MFT Fishtail banner Dienamics
MFT Jellybean Green cardstock
Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
TPC Studios Sentiments stamp set


Carol McCready said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous.

Gloria Stengel said...

I think I swooned a little bit when I saw this!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Stunning card, Arlene. Those papers are gorgeous! ox Marg

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

omg, your work is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

Walking in the Light said...

You make beautiful cards. You put a lot of detail into your cards. I love them.

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