Sunday, 29 March 2009

Anniversary card - Inkurable Stampers March Challenge

It's 'Bring a Friend' month at Inkurable Stampers! If you enter the March challenge, which is to use Alphabet stamps somewhere on your card or ATC, and mention my name as the friend who referred you, then I get to win a great stamp prize! What's in it for you? Well, you can bring another friend and also be eligible, but you can also win one of the other great prizes on offer, which you can see HERE ! Easy huh, but you better hurry as you only have until midnight on Tuesday to enter!

OK, onto my card I have made for the challenge! It's my 35th wedding anniversary next month, (Yes, I was a child bride!) so this is the card I've made for my DH. You will probably think I have a very warped sense of humour, but I think it will make DH chuckle......he is such an unromantic!


This is the front of the card...........looks pretty innocuous, but take note of the 'We were made for each other' greeting. Before you move on, I'll just tell you what I've used here. The background is a Technique Junkies technique, which I did ages ago and can't remember what it is called, (I know, I should write on the back when I do them!) but it involves glossy cardstock, Kaleidacolour inkpad and a metallic re-inker (I think!). The 'Happy Anniversary' is made with Image Tree Antique Typewriter alphabet stamps - I stamped them on white cardstock, then punched out with a small circle punch and sponged the edges with Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters Distress ink. I mounted them onto burgundy grosgrain ribbon.

The 'We were made for each other' was stamped with the JustRite stampers small letter alphabet set - cut this out with a Nestabilities scalloped circle die and sponged it with the same ink. I've added a punched heart, which I inked with Tim Holtz Aged Mahogany Distress Ink, and embossed with the Textile Cuttlebug folder.....actually I inked up the embossing folder to get that effect!

I used a Stamp-It 'Distressed Swirl' stamp on the top right side of the card and added a button and embroidery thread to it.

OK, here's the inside of the card...........


Don't we make a lovely couple? The stamps are by Stampotique,(these are available at The Stamping Queen) the man is called 'Heart Throb' and the female is called 'Moth Fab'. I used another alphabet set to make the 'I {heart} You' - it's a clear set by Card Stamp & Scrap. The background for this is another Technique Junkies technique called Al Float, I sponged the edges with Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters Distress Ink.

That's it! Thanks for visiting........hope I didn't scare you all off! We don't really look like that.........I'm not that skinny, and my hair is short! DH is taller than me.........but his head is starting to look a bit like 'Heart Throb's'!

12 comments:

Christine Riley said...

This is SO cute! Love the inside too. Happy Anniversary! :)
Hugs, Christine

virginia said...

Very cute stamps!

Lisa Graves said...

Happy anniversary!!! Love both your cards. :-)

Shirley said...

He is going to love it! I think it is so cute and fun too! Love his head!

Sonya said...

LOL at the 'people' on your card Lyn!! I will try and enter the challenge. We have to go away next week as hubby has to go into hospital for a check over, so maybe I can take some bits and pieces and make it there. :)

Sonya said...

Whoops- just had a re read and see im going to have to whip something up super quickly!!

Carole M. said...

great card Lyn; good to keep some humour happening too. Love the surprise couple inside.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

How cute!! Just love the pretty colors you've created with this!! Love the images too!! :) TFS!

Beth said...

Lyn the outside of your card is beautiful but the inside what a hoot I got such a chuckle great card.

Vicky said...

LOVE what you`ve done for IS` challenge...I especially love the couple LOL, but you would already know that LOL. The b`grounds are great too :)

fishlips said...

OMG the backgrounds on both of these cards are just stunning and so so neat....The outside the inside wow oh wow...Totally Wonderful!!!!!

Kathi said...

Thanks for the giggle and Happy Anniversary.

I really love the outside. It's beautiful. The inside just made me smile.