Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Anniversary Card

Hi everyone, would you believe that today is our 36th wedding anniversary! Where did all those years go, it certainly doesn't feel so long since we got married! The last 6 months since I was diagnosed with cancer has really made me realise how much my husband loves and cares about me. I've made him this card to show him how much I care about him too.

I've used the Inkurable Stampers April theme for my card, which is to use the colours Red, Black and White on your project.

My red background piece started off as a piece of white cardstock, I used Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink and Tattered Angels Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist to colour it. I stamped the Stamp-It Distressed Frame corner directly onto my background and also stamped a Kelly Panacci ornate border stamp near the bottom. I added a piece of black cardstock punched with a Martha Stewart border punch and placed a piece of red Stampin' Up taffeta ribbon over it. I stamped the words in TH Fired Brick ink and Versafine black then cut out with a Nestabilities Label 4 die, I then used more TH Fired Brick and TH Black Soot inks sponged around the edges. Adhered the greeting onto the background with dimensional dots, added a large black brad to the top right and some black Kaisercraft rhinestones along the bottom. I sponged the edges of the background piece with TH Black Soot ink, adhered the whole piece to some black cardstock, then onto a white card. I stamped the Stampin' Up heart using TH Fired Brick again onto white card, then cut it out and adhered to the card with dimensional dots.

I've shown a close-up to hopefully show the glimmer on the red background. Click on the photo for a closer look.

Thanks once again for stopping by, hope you like my card today!


Andrea said...

This is stunning. So elegant looking! I love the colours and all the detail you've included - beautiful

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Lyn! I hope you have a wonderful day with your DH!

Be(e) said...

Gorgeous card, Lyn!! The red is so striking and rich! Love it!

Belinda said...

Happy Anniversary! :) Hope it was a great one! What a lovely card for a lovely occasion!

Christine Riley said...

Gorgeous card! I love the black and red together. Happy Anniversary! :)
Hugs, Christine

Fiona said...

Lyn this is an absolutely stunning card :) I love it!

Kathi said...

Totally elegant card! Quite stunning actually. I love the color scheme and all the details.

Happy Anniversary! I guess you were a child bride! :D

Vicky said...

Another stunning card, happy (belated)anniversary! I especially love the look of the punched border layered onto the stamped border, great idea :)

Beth said...

Lyn what a beautiful anniversary card
it is so classy and elegant love the red, black, and white. I bet your hubby loved it also.