Today I'm showing the card I made for my husband on our anniversary last Saturday - our 34th! Happy Anniversary, Darling.
It may seem a bit "girly" for some, but it echoes the colours of our wedding party, with my "going away" dress (a custom that seems to have disappeared) being this very colour and my husband Stefan wearing a brown suit with a big Velvet bow tie... it really was the height of fashion, who was to know how cringe worthy it would be in 2012, lol. To tie in with that fabulous bow tie, I have used a brown crushed velvet type of paper to mat with instead of card stock, hubby - to his credit - noticed!!!!
Deep Ocean Challenge this time is Pink and Brown, this is the peach side of pink but I think it's there, so I'm in.
I've used textured card to make a gate fold card, which I like but find quite hard to photograph! Crafty Creations challenge is Fancy Folds, so I'm entering there.
The image is from Tiddly Inks, it is called "You and Me" and is the same characters as I used on last years anniversary card (here) that my darling liked very much. My hair was that long when we got married, I had it "put up" for the wedding and it took over an hour to brush it out before bed on the wedding night, auspicious start, eh? :-) I've coloured with Copics. Fairy Fun Fridays has Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Crafty Calendar has Love and Marriage, Charisma Cardz has Anniversary and the Crafty Sentiments MONTHLY Challenge is Love is in the air... so I'll be entering You and Me in all those challenges :-)
The papers are digital, the Chocolate Valentine set from Stitchy Bear Stamps. The colour wasn't quite what I wanted so I "tweaked" it in Photoshop. I added Platinum Stickles to all the hearts, it's quite glittery in real life (I hate how it never shows in photos!) The Tiddly Tuesdays challenge this week is Sparkles and Digital Tuesday has Make It Sparkle so I'm entering there. Just in case all that glitter isn't enough, I added Swarowski AB crystals to the corners of the panels and the die cuts (which I used Nestabilities Labels Three for), so I can enter Divas by Design Bling It Up challenge.
The inside of the card uses more of the Chocolate Valentine paper and loads more of that yummy brown velvet paper - a gift from my son Chris who got it from Starfish Lane... my hubby has given me one of their vouchers as an Anniversary present, some kind of serendipity happening there, methinks :-) The Simon Says Challenge this week is to use 3
papers, which I have! I inked the edge of the sentiment panel with Versamark Bark ink, and added the "Love" and "Always&Forever" metal embellies on the side panels, leaving plenty of that velvet on show helped "unpeach" it a bit, lol. I added a back to the image panel and inked around that too... it looked pretty ordinary when the card was open before that, I can tell ya :-)
That's it for our anniversary card, I hope you like it. I'll be back soon with another card... or maybe I'll just post a picture of my hair (which I took from "really long" to "pretty short" a few years ago, so I have a digital piccie of it just prior to the chop! So really, a photo of my ex-hair, lol. I did have it cut from my longest to razor cut (again, the fashion) when I was about 26, my dad still has the pony tail in a shoebox... he never wanted his little girl to have her hair cut... even though I had two kids by then. Enough babble, until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna