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.

Thanks for visiting,
Maria

11 comments:

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

This is so sweet and I just love this cute couple, love the flowery dp too. A very Happy Anniversary for tomorrow. Big Hugs, Nikki x

craftyb said...

Hi Maria...I love your card!! Bet hubby did too...I don't thing anything is missing...but sometimes some cards do put you under more pressure than others!! Love your image!! bx

Aud said...

Oh, this card is perfect! I love everything you did here!♥♥♥

Ila said...

Your card is Gorgeous!! I love it and everything about it is perfect!!...Hugs, Ila

Ila said...

Almost forgot......Happy Belated Anniversary....I hope you and hubby had a Wonderful day!!...and many more....

Bev said...

Oh this is just the sweetest card! Love the image - too cute. Your layout is fab too, brilliant card

Jilli said...

I think it looks just fab, the image is so cute. Beautiful!

Deb said...

Aaww, how cute, gorgeous card, the lace is beautiful! thank you for joining in the CCT challenge

debby4000 said...

This is so pretty, love the image and the lace. Happy Belated Anniversay, hope you both had a great day.

cats whiskers said...

What a cute card, love the image and the colours you have chosen to use
Hugs Jacqui x

Bonnie said...

Of course it should be in the Cute Care Thursday - it is soooo cute!!