Saturday, February 19, 2011

Happy Anniversary To Us!

This is a card I made for my Darling Husband on our 33rd Anniversary.  The sentiment says it all: "Our Love is More than a Story, it's a Legend.....Long May the Legend Continue"
This gorgeous image, which gave me the whole Love Legend idea, is from Tiddly Inks.  It's called "As You Wish" and I love it!  It's coloured with Copics, surprise!  The papers are from Die Cuts With a View "Once Upon a Time" 12" collection.  The colours peach and brown reflect the colours of our wedding party, aww!
I made the sentiment on the front of the card using Word on my computer and ivory pearl paper, then cut it out using a Classic Scalloped Ovals Nestabilites, on the inside of the card I didn't cut it out, just embossed the centre of a square of ivory paper (around the sentiment) with an oval nestie, I cut the frame out of the green glittery paper with the largest nestie.  I distressed the edges of the die cuts and mats with Ancient Page ink to help with the aged look.  I cut the "ribbon" strip from the edge of one of the papers I used, threaded a bit of it through the buckle, then stuck the buckle on top of the strip, it looks like the real thing!  I "fussy cut" the image, pop dotted it onto a mat with storybook text on it, then pop dotted the image mat and the sentiment to give some depth....and that was basically it.  Very straightforward, but still for some reason I love this card, I'm just so happy with the way it came out.

I'm entering a few challenges with this card: Allsorts Challenge Blog has "Its All About the Sentiment" as it's challenge theme this week, so this card will definitely be entered there, as this card is all about the sentiment!  
I used the sketch from Sketch and Stash (#55), I love these simple sketches, 365 cards day 349 has "Muted Colours" as its theme so I'll be entering this little darling there.
Digital Tuesday has "Use a Die Cut", no problem.  Totally GorjussOne Stop Craft Challenges and Sundays With Chrissy all have "Love" and Whoopsi Daisy has "Free and Easy", which is, well, EASY!
Thanks for looking at my card today, until next time - Happy Crafting, Dee.
Edited to add: If you like the sentiment I made for this card, grab it from my "Tutorials Templates and Other Freebies" page here.  It is easy to change the size and/or colour in Microsoft Word, I don't know about other word processors :-)

14 comments:

Lizzy xx said...

Such a beautiful card ...luv the sentiment

Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash ...good luck!

xx Lizzy xx :)

Sande said...

So beautiful card! Lovely image and great colors!

Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy!

Hugs, Sande

Suzilou said...

Love this card as well and beautifull sentiment. Lovelly papers and layout :)

ladyjanet_56 said...

I love this image it's so lovely & the card is so pretty too, thanks for joining in at OSCC, Janet

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Wow, so pretty, what a GREAT image, thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at WHOOPSI DAISY this week:)

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is really pretty, what a cute image and fab colours, thank for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy, big hugs love pops x x x

Brenda said...

Donna, what an amazing card. I love that image, you colored it beautifully. The sentiment is perfect, where on earth did you find it?!!! I hope that you had a very Happy Anniversary!

Brenda said...

Thanks Donna for the sentiment!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow, a really elegant card and beautiful image! Thanks for playing at Sundays With Crissy!

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

Cute card. Thank you so much for joining us at Digital Tuesday.

Hugs, Natascha

Julie said...

Wow - gorgeous card!! Love your image and papers - and the perfect sentiment too! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Sketch N Stash, Juliex

Melanie said...

This is so beautiful! The image is adorable...and I absolutely love those papers.Thanks for playing along at Sundays With Crissy!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh what SWEETNESS!~

Mary Lou said...

How Wonderful and touching:) Happy Anniversary!!! This is such a marvelous idea!!!
Thanks for joining in at SWC
Hugz