Soar Confidently Anniversary Card by Secrets To Stamping

We begin a brand new alphabet at the Alphabet Challenge! For our next challenge, we want to see your “A is for Anniversary” cards. I just got the Soar Confidently stamp set and thought the images were great for a masculine card. Then, all I needed to do was add some texture to the background and this card was done.

Once you finish here, I hope you visit our Alphabet Design Team gallery for some great inspiration and play along!

My secrets to making this project

  • Firstly, this A6 card started with Early Espresso 12″ x 4 1/2″ cardstock, scored at 6.”
  • After that, I cut the World of Good patterned designer paper to 4 1/8″ x 5 5/8″ and dry embossed it in the Old World embossing folder for some texture. Then, I distressed the edges and sponged Crumb Cake ink on the edges.
  • Finally, I layered it onto Cajun Craze cardstock that measured 4 1/4″ x 5 3/4″ and distressed the edges and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink. Before adhering it to the card base, I wrapped and tied the Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim.

Now, the FUN Part!

  • Onto the focal image, I found an oval shape that would be perfect to use. So, all I had to do was stamp the sentiment from Beautiful World onto it, then ran it through the Subtle embossing folder.
  • Using the Soar Confidently stamp set for the first time, I decided to ink up the hot air balloon with Crumb Cake ink. Then, I colored it lightly with the Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends marker because I thought it was close to a sepia color for old photos.
  • Finally, I stamped the “Happy Anniversary” sentiment from Many Mates in Cajun Craze and cropped it out with the Tasteful Labels dies.


The sky’s the limit when it comes to creativity! Create your own handmade cards using the images in the Soar Confidently Stamp Set. Hot air balloons and old-timey airplanes combine with sentiments for Father’s Day, encouragement, congratulations–create cards for all the guys in your life. * 7 cling stamps

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