Today is my daughter and son-in-law’s 15th wedding anniversary and I made this graffiti card for them a few days ago.  I do love the new 6″ x 6″ Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and that was the starting point for my card.  I’m not sure what my ‘thing’ is for graffiti but, when appropriate and tasteful, I like it on a wall or fence.

Graffiti Anniversary Card using Brick Wall TIEF (138288)
Andrea and Dennis’s 15th Anniversary card

Early on in putting my card together:

Graffiti Anniversary Card using Brick Wall TIEF (138288)It was fun watching the card grow into what I wanted to see and feel.  I like my cards to sort of tell a story or, conversely, not to be cookie-cutter layouts.  That sometimes gets me in trouble but often I’m quite happy.

  • I wanted my base to be a brick wall.  I also wanted ‘dingy’ so after I attached the heart and drew the initials and arrow with a marker, I ran the 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ piece of Whisper White card stock through the Big Shot, using the Brick Wall TIEF (textured impressions embossing folder).  Then I gently sponged the extruded brick lines with a Stamping Sponge and Crumb Cake ink.
  • I needed a greeting and an embellishment and a splash of color.
    • The little greeting came from this year’s Ronald McDonald House Charity‘s stamp set Sprinkles of Life.
    • I used a Basic Metal Gold button to hold the 1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon, the Gold 1/8″ Ribbon and the Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim.  They were secured using my favorite Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
    • For the final bit of color splash I stamped some Wild Wasabi grass/weeds from the Sheltering Tree stamp set.

TIP:  Write letters on the die cut heart, sponge edges, and attach to card front layer with Fast Fuse and then run it through the Big Shot so it looks like the heart has been drawn right on the bricks.

Graffiti Anniversary Card using Brick Wall TIEF (138288)

I used itty bitty elements from two stamp sets as well as markers, a sponge and some ribbon, a button and a bit of bling.  Fun.

Attach the ‘brick wall’ layer to the card front using nine Dimensionals.

Happy Anniversary A & D.  And thank you for stopping by today.  Tomorrow will be another of my recently received items from the new catalog.  I don’t know about you but all too often I will put a new purchase ‘away’ and then forget to use it.  With this new catalog I’m not putting my new items away until I use them.  Yes, it feels good and efficient.

See you tomorrow.  🙂

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