Saturday, February 9, 2013

20 Years of Love

My husband and I will be celebrating our 20th anniversary this year, so I thought it called for a special page, made with special touches.  To get those special touches I used papers and embellishments from The Robin's Nest and Plaid's Modge Podge Photo Transfer Medium.

Be sure to start your photo transfer project a day before you want to scrap!  I used some cotton duck canvas I had in the house and copied a photo from our wedding in black and white. The directions on the package are so simple, it just needs 24 hours to dry!  Once I removed the paper from the original copy, I frayed the edges of the canvas by pulling some thread.

To make the page, I started with black card stock as a base.  For my heart, I started with two Silhouette files, the first one, is used for the placement of The Robin's Nest Tear Drops and Dew Drops.  I cut the file on some scrap paper and set it aside.  I then cut the Heart with the scalloped edges, and place it on a light box with the placement heart cut out behind it.  See the picture below.  Since the tear drops were bigger than the circles in the Silhouette file, I just used every other circle for placement.  I also added tear drops and dew drops to the scalloped edge of the heart.  The Robin's Nest is running a special on their Tear Drops this month:  20% off!  Find the tear drops HERE.  NO need for a coupon, you will see they are already marked down!  Be sure to count out your tear drops and dew drops ahead of time to make sure you have enough for a big project like this.  I love the 3 dimensional doily look I get with this heart!  It is so pretty!  Under the heart I cut a band of The Robin's Nest Glitter Viva France paper and colored it a bit with my Copic Markers so, the pink had some red to match the tear drops and dew drops.  This a great tip for using pretty paper in the stash that is not the perfect color:  just kick it up a notch with markers, ink or chalk!  Over that band of paper I glued an organza ribbon.  I created the flower by stamping on The Robin's Nest Shocking Pink Glitter Sorbet paper and then punched it out.  To pull it all together I high lighted it with the same red markers used on the Viva la France paper and used more tear drops in the center of the flower.
The small flower has a center made with the same Shocking Pink Glitter Sorbet paper, Copic Markers and Epiphany Crafts circle embellishment.  I used Copics along the edges of the petals as well.

Supply List
The Robin's Nest Viva La France Card stock
The Robin's Nest Shocking Pink Glitter Sorbet
The Robin's Nest Freedom Tear Drops
Plaid Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium
The Robin's Nest Christmas Dew Drops
White Card Stock
Silhouette Heart Flourish File
Silhouette Heart Nested
Stampin Up Stamps
Stampin Up Flower Punch
Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Bubble Caps
Copic Markers
Anna Griffin Letters
Glue Dots
Liquid Glass
Flower embellishment
Michaels Bling Love

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