Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Happy 11th Anniversary Babes!

Silly, he doesn't even read my blog, but it just sounded so good as a header!  Yes, it's been 11 years today and our lives have been more than interesting!  We have done so much together, even though we spend so much time apart!  Perhaps one day we can take care of the latter!

I was really nervous yesterday when absolutely no idea had yet materialised in my mind with regards to what I wanted to make in terms of an anniversary card.  However, hopping from one favourite blog to the next eventually resulted in some inspiration.  I got my inspiration from Maile Belles, she has been trying out a new technique which she created by accident, you can see it HERE , and I really like it a lot, so I decided to use it on my card.

And here is the card  I made using stamps from WPlus9 and PTI.

Paper: cardstock (PTI); Neenah; designer paper (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Memento Tuexedo Black; Copic Markers; Antique Linen DI
Stamps: WPlus9; PTI (Happy Trails)
Other: Diamond Stickles

In a nutshell, you stamp your image and sentiment and then cut out a strip, but allowing the two sides to still be connected by some part of the image, in this case the one butterfly.  And then you adhere a strip of designer paper or hand made background paper behind that cut out strip before adhering to your notecard.  Or, you could simply adhere to your notecard if you don't wish for a pattern, and you could also adhere the top panel with dimensional strips too.

Phew!  I feel relieved that it came together quite easily.  I'm not entirely sure about the colours, I like the turquoise, and according to the colour wheel Orange is the complimentary colour so that's what I went with.

Now I want to go and prepare a dinner for us, something different and special.  But, we are going out just the two of us for a romantic dinner on Saturday night!  It's just wonderful to be in LOVE!

Have an awesome day!


Lin said...

I LOVE this technique, Brenda, and can't wait to try it! Your card turned out beautifully and the colors are just right!

Lisa said...

So glad to be able to see this IRL. This technique is really cool and a definite must-try!
Happy Anniversary my friend XX
Michael will love this for sure :)

Nicki said...

Happy Anniversary:)
I love the card too, enjoy you meal.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Happy Anniversary Brenda! Enjoy your special day. Your husdand is going to love your gorgeous card.

CinnamonSally said...

Beautiful card Brenda and great technique. Happy Anniversary to you both!!

Tiffany said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!! Yay, so excited for you both to have a romantic dinner this weekend! The card is wonderful and I really like that sentiment, it's very unique from most 'anniversary' phrases!! Best to you for many more happy years!

sheila said...

wow Brenda....I thought that you said that you had no mojo and were stuck in a rut creatively! This card is the work of someone who is at the top of her game girl! This is stunning, gorgeous, etcetcetc....and I love the color combo! am going to completely try this technique!

Maureen Morton said...

A sweet card for a sweetheart, Brenda! I like this layout technique & promise to try it. Now, tell me about the flight pattern of the did you do that? It sure pops. Great colors. Love this!

Barb said...

What a neat technique - thanks for the link, Bren! Love the way this turned out - bet your hubby loves it too! Happy Anniversary to the two of you! :)

Dawn said...

Happy Anniversary to you both... lovely card. That's a cool technique and looks great with the butterflies.

Jacqueline said...

Happy Anniversary dear Brenda! You made a wonderful card for DH too!

walchowDesign said...

Happy Belated Anniversary and many many more years to come, Brenda!

Thanks for sharing the technique!

Rosemary said...

lovely card, brenda! what aneat technique! hope you had a wonderful day with your hubby!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous card!
Happy anniversary Brenda, I'm giggling because my hubby doesn't visit my blog either!


Michelle said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the technique you used...I must try it! Beautiful card, Brenda!