Artistic Avenger


To Love and Cherish


This is the second 40th Anniversary card I made for my parents this past weekend. I was inspired by the Color Throwdown Challenge this week. Not a combo I’d pick on my own so it was a challenge.  

The base is Barely Banana and the centre strip is Basic Black.  I made a smaller strip of Real Red and paper pierced along the top and bottom. A little knot of black grosgrain was added for extra texture. I then added an extra little piece of Real Red which I distressed and rolled in the corners on. Below this strip of red, I stamped “cherish” from Warm Words in Whisper White craft ink.

For the focal piece, I stamped the flourish from Baroque Motifs in Basic Black on some Confetti White cardstock. I then sponged Barely Banana ink around the edges.

To the lower portion of this piece, I added two hearts stamped in Real Red using the Best Wishes and More stamp set and to the bottom of the two hearts I added a filagree brad.

This card is loaded with texture and dimension, so much fun!

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Caardvarks Readers Weekend


Would you like to be in the spotlight at Caardvarks? Of course! Here’s how!
We’re celebrating May Day weekend, May 1-3rd, by spotlighting our readers. We’ll showcase reader cards and projects all weekend long. Think of it as a great big show -n- tell event to thank you, our readers, for your support and participation for the past two years. Your submissions will be published here at Caardvarks! 

Sound exciting? If you’d like to be included in our mega-posting Reader Weekend, please email us with a card, project, or unique technique idea. If you’d like to create something new for the event, that rocks, but it’s not necessary. We’ll choose gobs of items to highlight throughout the weekend. 

Email: Caardvarks@Yahoo.Com with your entries byWednesday, April 29th at midnight PST.

* Photos should be between 100 – 200kb and photographed well *
* Provide a brief description and/or directions for creating your item *
* Provide a link to your blog, website or gallery, and provide your name *

You’ll want to stay close all weekend long – it’ll be eye candy extreme!