Thursday, March 29, 2012

Anniversary Card

This is a card I made for my husband for our 21st anniversary. The character image is from Bugaboo Stamps. If it doesn't look exactly like the original, it's because I sometimes edit the images (in Photoshop) to suite me. In this case I took out the jagged line on the heart and a couple of swirls. The jagged line made me think of a broken heart - not quite what I was going for - and the swirls were a little too girly; I didn't think my husband would like them. This is another one of my early marker coloring experiments - using Prismacolor markers and blender. I cut the circle and scalloped circle with Nestibilities and lightly inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Just behind the image, I used a friend definition rubber stamp on white card stock, ripped the bottom edge and inked it with Antique Linen. The titles across the top and bottom were done with the Xyron Design Runner. I used Cuttlebug Embossed Tags to cut the tag, stamped the sentiment, and inked it.

The clear acrylic tile is from Tim Holtz Rectangle Fragments. I used Adirondack Alcohol Ink and Blending Solution to create an aged effect on the back side of the tile. On a piece of white card stock, I stamped the Love seal in red then stamped over it with our anniversary date in black. I mounted it on the back of the tile using Glossy Accents then cut off any extra paper around it. I bought the red paper at Costco (one of my favorite stores!); they used to sell hand made scrapbooking paper in 12x12 sheets but I haven't seen it in a while (although I haven't really looked either). I'm not sure where I bought the blue paper - likely Michaels or A.C. Moore.

If you want to make perfect looking bows, try the Bow Easy. I use it for most of my bows.


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