Well by luck this week the Papertake Weekly Challenge, which is my favourite challenge gave the option of a 1st celebration card, whether it be birthday, anniversary, christmas etc, or a card with no stamping. Well last week I made a card for my dog Charlie's 1st birthday, but I did not put this on my blog as I though people would think I am 'nuts' making a card for my dog!!!! Well I am really, but no reason to share that information - but in any event I thought that I might as well show the card that I had made as it fitted the brief. However, I felt that I should make an effort also to make a card for the Challenge, so this evening I made a 1st Anniversary card, specially dedicated to the Papertake Weekly Challenge. The papers used for Charlie's card are PP and the number 1 is from their Big Bloomers set. The stamped image is from Penny Black. The little balloon is from a Jolees collection and the ribbons were from Ribbon Oasis.
The 1st anniversary card was very simple to make, thanks to the lovely download pack of papers called Tweet by Jennifer M. Trippetti, http://www.jmt-art.com/ The pack also includes additional birds on branches, some gorgeous papers, birdhouses, etc. The hanging No. 1 is from an alpha set within the September Berry Sweet Collaboration set of papers and embellishments, available from http://ahhhscrap.com/catalog/ I layered the birdhouses and the No. 1 but unfortunately the poor lighting when I took the photo this evening does not really show the depth in the card. The curved words were done in Photoshop and layered onto the papers which were built up into the image also in Photoshop - all I had to do then was print the card and layer the embellishments and voila - quick and simple.
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