Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Happy Anniversary- 30 Years Together!
This week , my husband and I will be celebrating our 30th Anniversary!! It seems just like yesterday that we met, but then again, it seems like I have known him forever! I am so thankful that we have the opportunity to be husband and wife here on earth and that we will spend eternity together in Heaven with the Lord!! He is the best husband ever and very supportive of my stamping :-)
I decided to create another “bird” card in honor of one of our favorite hobbies, watching birds :-) We have been blessed to see over 140 species of birds from our own sunroom and love to scan the tops of the trees with our binoculars in search of a new species or for the chance to see some of our favorites return each year.
I decided to use the beautiful set, Nature Walk along with the CCCMC233 Sketch and the colors of this week’s Stampin’ Royalty SR157 Color Challenge (I completed the card too late to join in the SR157 Challenge but love the color palette). If you have the time, check out their sites to see all of the amazing entries!
To create this card:
Using Soft Suede and Crumb Cake Classic Ink, stamp the images onto Very Vanilla cardstock and cut into panels.
Sponge the edges and lightly in the center with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede to “distress” the images and add more distressing with the Color Spritzer Tool and a Soft Suede marker.
Mount all of the panels onto Crumb Cake and Soft Suede cardstock and watercolor the egg images using an Aqua Painter with Not Quite Navy (NQN) Classic Ink.
Use the Big Shot™ with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (ink the interior of the folder first with Crumb Cake Classic Ink) to emboss a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Adhere this background onto NQN and Crumb Cake cardstock and then onto the Very Vanilla cardbase.
Add the banner created from NQN Designer Series Pack (do not look too close- I accidentally created the banner with the words upside down- oops! :-)) Add the panels using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Add the ½” Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon Bow accented with an Antique Brad and the sentiment to finish off the card.
I hope my darling husband does not mind the bow- "real" men like bows, right?
Stamp Sets: Nature Walk, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede, Stampin’ Write markers- Crumb Cake and Soft Suede
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy Designer Series Pack
Accessories: Big Shot™, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Sponge Daubers, Color Spritzer Tool, Punches- 1 3/8” Square Punch (for banner points), Word Window and Modern Label; ½” Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Antique Brad
Thanks again for stopping by- have a blessed week!