Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Birthday & Anniversary & Cute Card Thursday Challenge
Edited to add: I'd like to enter this card into this week's Cute Card Thursday Challenge. This week the theme for the challenge is Soft Furnishings so you can use fabric, ribbon, stitching, buttons etc, anything you can find on the soft furnishings in the home (i.e. curtains, cushions, sofas etc.).
Phew! We have had a busy 2 weeks......My baby girl turned 6 and today's my 14th wedding anniversary. I posted my baby's card earlier this month so the above is the anniversary card I made for my hubbie. I wish I'd spent more time on it as I feel like there's something missing. Oh well, it's done and I say this only because I always feel more pressure when I'm making cards for family members. Anyone else feel that way?
CS layers are SU and the DP is Happy Blooms by Chatter Box. I rarely use these colours but I really liked the DP and I wanted to stay away from pink paper for my DH. Papiliostamps were sent to me by a dear friend - I'm so lucky - and the sentiment is an SU rub-on - really loving these rub-ons. Spellbinder dies - petite scallops and classic circles - were used to frame the stamped images coloured with Copics. Don't know the name of the green lace ribbon but I purchased it and the DP from the Scrapping Bug in Kitchener, Ontario. You can't tell from the pic but the ribbon matches the green background on the DP perfectly. I layered the ribbon over some green SU CS so the ribbon would stand out but the pic doesn't do it justice. I even recently bought an Ott-Lite in the hopes that my pics would look better but I think the problem is with the photographer - lol. I'm sure it would help if I got Photoshop but the trial version so intimidated me. And finally, I added some bling so there's 3 green Bella Baubles as well.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot, I did something new. I used a Uni-ball Signo 'Popcorn" gel ink rollerball pen to do some extra highlighting in the hair, cheeks and creases of clothing. I think the highlighting turned out ok considering it's my 1st time trying this technique.
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