Friday, June 17, 2011

Happy Anniversary

I don't know where I have left my brain lately, but I was reminded recently, two years in a row actually, that I had forgotten the wedding anniversary of my in-laws!  Can you beleive it, two years in a row!  And I know that after the first amnesic moment I did write it in my diary!  But obviously my diary system does not work!

Thank goodness I have a very understanding MIL, so I did tell her that she will be receiving a belated card.  I am so lucky that she loves my cards!

My in-laws have been married for 42 years!  Wow!  That is just so amazing to me, I don't know anyone else who has been married that long.  So I was digging around in my stamp collection and found a perfect sentiment by Helen Keller in my Unity stamps, it came in one of their KOM.  Once I had that then I knew that I wanted to use the Hero Arts "Dancing with Flowers" cling stamp.  But of course, I had to alter it because there was one girl too many on the original stamp!

Paper: Hero Arts Notecard; Neenah
Ink: Black Soot, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold & Vintage Photo DI; Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Hero Arts (CG266 & S5507); Unity
Other: Gems (Hero Arts)

No, I did not cut my stamp!  I basically covered the girl I did not want with some pieces of post it notes and then inked and stamped, and embossed in black! After that I used the various distress inks listed above to ink up my image.  The shape is just something I hand cut myself instead of having a simple rectangular stamped panel, I think it adds some interest!

I also stamped the notecard base with the Envelope Pattern stamp using the Dried Marigold distress ink.

I like that it is quite whimsical in nature, but it says so much more to me.  My in-laws, well, that is what they seem like to me, enjoying life's every moment, every day!  What an awesome quality!

Thank you for visiting!


Jacqueline said...

You made a lovely design and everything came together wonderfully on your card!

AnitaRex said...

What a fantastic anniversary card! Kinda funny you forgot two years in a row! Next year make sure to send the card REALLY early! But this one will truly make up for it!

Stella said...

Your design is gorgeous and I love the way you worked with distress inks. You created a beautiful background for a gorgeous silhouette stamp. Such a lovely and precious card!
Your in-laws will be thrilled to get this beauty!

Dawn said...

gorgeous card Brenda. Great card for an anniversary and I'm sure they won't mind it being a bit late

Michelle said...

Brenda, this card is worth the wait! It is so stunnng!!!! I love the inks you used behind the silhouette!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful background. lovely card, Brenda!