Thursday, April 8, 2010

Penny Black: Just next to you - Happy 21st Wedding Anniversary!

Hello and thanks for visiting my Blog!

It's DH's and my 21st Wedding Anniversary today!  Yep, 21 years!!  We married in 1989!  It doesn't really seem that long ago and it's amazing how the time has flown and how the world has changed since then.  We are having a little celebratory dinner at home with our 6 yo DD.  She is very excited about it and can't wait to celebrate her own wedding anniversary seeing as a little boy in her class wants to marry her - yep, he's proposed (several times actually)!   It just cracks me up when I see how excited he is to see her when we arrive at school and wants to hold her hand straight away.  Sheesh - he's only 6 but he's sooooo smitten.  Anyway, I am digressing.....

I made this card (obviously) for DH and coloured the image a few weeks ago, but was stumped at what to do with it.  It sat on my desk until I saw the Challenge over the ABC Challenge Blog of  "R is for Red".  "Perfect" I thought and when the Postie brought me my long-desired Cuttlebug Love Language embossing folder and die set (courtesy of EBay), I put them together and this is what I came up with.   Simple and unfussy.  Sorry it's not a great photo - my camera doesn't photograph reds very well and adjusting the image with my photo imaging software doesn't help much - there doesn't seem to be anything between underexposing and overexposing the photo.  The dogs are actually darker IRL but look a bit washed out in the photo.   I'll have to try and get some advice on how to photograph red cards from somewhere.

I'm also popping this card into the Allsorts Challenge #46 which is no DP's!  I love making cards with no dp's - clean and simple with just a bit of embossing for texture.  Right up my alley.

I coloured the image with Gamsol and Prismacolor pencils and lightly chalked around the image with my Kaisercolour chalks, then ran my Warm Red ink pad around the edges of the oval.  I added to some glue to the hearts on the image, add poured on some very fine red glitter.   I punched a heart from red cardstock, and glittered this as well.  I stamped the sentiment with Stazon jet black ink as it seems to give better coverage on clear stamps than the Memento ink.   I did the ribbon in 2 separate elements so the writing wouldn't be upside down and so I could get the writing even on both sides of the knot.

Thanks for stopping by to have a peek at my card.


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Penny Black 'Just next to you!' 1921F, Sentiment from Elzybells 'Spring Cubes' 20-015-CC clear stamp set

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Stazon Jet Black, Colorbox Chalk Warm Red

Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Love Language ef, Spellbinder Oval Nestabilities, .008 fine red glitter, corner punch, Carl CP-2 Heart punch, Gamsol, Prismacolor pencils, paper stumps, Kaisercolour chalks, Ribbon 1/2" - 13mm wide, Cardstock: white, red


Helen said...

Happy Anniversary!
Your card is adorable!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
Helen x

Kirsten said...

Fabulous card love the image so cute...x

Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts Hugs kirsten...x

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card - adorable image and I love the way you have listed the recipe. Glad I found your blog today :D

Robyn said...

Hi Jo Bear! This is SO cute..Happy Anniversary!! I was wondering why you hadn't been posting creations until I realised I had forgotten to add you to my blogroll- sorry! Will be sure to visit from now on! btw LOVE the name that you came up with for yolur true!!

Sew-Ink said...

Very cute, love the embossed hearts!

Crafty Creations said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!! I was graduating high school in '89! Congrats to you!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this image! I'm such a dog person, this is adorable!!! Great card!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOOOVE the bright gorgeous!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you both!! :)

JessicaLynn said...

Adorable.. I love this card.

Jessica Lynn

Anonymous said...

Love these cute PB dogs and the card is lovely, Happy anniversary!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
Samantha :0)

Sarah said...

Such a sweet card, really cute PB image! That's one of my fav CB folders, perfect for that romantic occassion!
Congrats on your wedding anniversary of your DD "boyfriend" sounds so sweet! Will he still be like that in 10 years?!?!

Becky said...

This is just precious. I love the heart embossing on this.

jaydee said...

Gorgeous. love the repetition of hearts. A fabulous card to celebrate such a momentous occasion.

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