Friday, August 02, 2013


It is our friends (Fluff's godparents) anniversary today so Happy Anniversary wishes to you both. My chart tells me that 38 yrs is Beryl and guessing that it is either a stone or a rock I went in search of some info. Beryl is a mineral and when found in it's purest form is colourless.  Now how do you represent colourless on a card!!
 I was racking my brains on that one when I spied the box of left overs on my desk from a previous project where I had been die cutting an intricate doily shape out.  I had used waxed paper for the first time along with the cardstock  and the die cut worked like a dream and turned out perfectly without having to prick out all the tiny pieces. The wax paper shapes were what was left in the box too good to throw out and must come in handy for something I thought.  Light bulb moment!! Wax paper is colourless and the doily shape when layered up made a rather nice flower and with a pearl adhered to the centre, perfect.
Backing paper created in word.
Tonic Studio Butterfly border punch
Spellbinders Medallion One S2-014
Spellbinders Butterflies die S3-146 

Close up of the Medallion die wax papers.

Small butterflies off cuts from the border punch.
Entering into the following challenges:
Pixies Crafty workshop #83: Use up your snippets (wax doilies small butterflies).
Pile It On #30: Anything goes.
One Stitch At A Time #174: Anything goes.
Electric Ellapu #37: Anything goes.
Challenges 4 Everybody #25 Anything goes.
Artistic Inspirations #52: Celebrations.
Craft Your Passion #97: 3D it.
The Paper Nest Dolls  #9: Die cuts.
Die Cuttin Divas #126: Anything goes.


Unknown said...

What a gorgeous and elegant anniversary card! Love the pretty embellies and all the white! Have a wonderful weekend! hugs and sunshine

Sandra H said...

Oh Mrs A this is so lovely and truly elegant they will just adore it and many congrats to them enjoy your day and have a lovely weekend xx

Catherine said...

This is such a beautiful and elegant card Valery Anne ! Love the butterfly border ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Di said...

Gorgeous Mrs A - a perfect Anniversary card. So clever to use the waxed paper too :)

Hugs, Di xx

Karen Petitt said...

That is really beautiful - love the wax paper flower - so clever of you Mrs A! Must try to get a doily die and some wax paper!

Have a good weekend Karen x

Kathleen said...

Really beautiful card and what a brain you must have to use the wax paper, gifted I should have said.

Kath x

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Mrs A., very clever too with a personalised bg and using wax paper embellies! Love the delicate look of these diecuts :) Cathy x

Denise Goeldner said...

Really love your card such a elegant Anniversary card they will love it, thanks for joining us over at Craft Your Passion hugs Denise DT xx

Zue said...

I love waxed paper!
Sue xxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Beautiful Anniversary card Mrs A, the subtle wax paper flower is gorgeous.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Kimbo said...

I never knew about Beryl. A beautiful card x

Bonnie said...

I've thought there must be a good use for those wax paper diecuts! And sure enough, you found it! Now to find where I put them...

Patricia said...

Beautiful card and lovely sentiment that you would want to keep to what is the traditional for the number of years your friends have been married. Thanks for joining in at Eclectic Ellapu this week.

Donna said...

Beautiful card Mrs A and such an elegant design. I love the whitework and the design paper you have created is very clever...they'll love this card :) Donna ♥ x

Amy A said...

This is Gorgeous!Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion Challenges!

DT- Craft Your Passion

CraftyGirl said...

Very Pretty, love the white on white. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the white on white. Especially like the flower made of wax paper. Looks almost like vellum paper. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch#174 Anything Goes.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

MaryH said...

Clever you to think of using the wax paper snippets to make such a stunning flower. Your friend is going to love this beautiful card. You're a good researcher! TFS & Happy Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Anniversary card, love the waxed paper. Thank you for joining us at Artisitic this week. Abbie xx

Bonnie Irvine said...

Love the tone on tone. It looks so elegant. Fabulous use of the waxed paper die cut and the butterfly negatives from the punch. The background paper is a wonderful detail, too. Thanks for joining our 3_D It challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. i hope we see you again soon.

MagsB said...

What a fabulous idea, the die-cut looks so delicate and airy! Beautiful!!

love Mags B x

Helen said...

Beautiful card - really elegant!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x

scrappymo! said...

Brilliant idea to use the waxed paper. Gorgeous card!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I started reading this post thinking who's Beryl! My Godmother isn't Beryl. But it's getting late. Anyway, fab card, you have pulled Beryl off brilliantly xx