Good afternoon Crafters !
I hope you had a great weekend. My husband Jim & I celebrated our 25th Anniversary (a little late) on Saturday with friends.
It's amazing & scary how time flies by. It makes us realise that we need to treasure each day. I think it's funny now that I thought I was an 'old' bride at 32 and I would be 'really old' when we reached this milestone. OK I'm an older lady yes, but 57 isn't as old as I thought it would be :) My hubby is still working hard at 63 ! We brought out our wedding photos and we certainly looked much younger back then ! I feel that as long we are enjoying life we are not old. Of coarse life gives us both ups & downs, and we've had our share of both, but we feel grateful for everything that we have.
So today I thought I would post a couple of Anniversary cards.
I made this card while playing with the 'stamp-kissing' technique. I was inspired by work created by Miranda at Miracle art Inspirations
. I used the same Impression Obsession stamps - Solid Oval F6193 and Cover a Card Pine CC030, that she used on her card which you can see on her post here When Stamps Kiss
I need to use my IO Solid & Cover a Card stamps more. I am lucky to own many CAC stamps, they are great to work with. The two birds are also from Impression Obsession - D8193.
I used Versamagic Magnolia Bud Chalk Ink on the Solid Oval stamp and then used Boysenberry Pigment Ink to edge the Oval. I stamped-kissed with the Pine Cover a Card and then stamped the 'kissed' oval onto smooth white card stock. Next I stamped (the normal way) the birds with Boysenberry Ink over the Oval. The sentiment is from Kaisercraft CS916 Occasions.
I added the border die cut (using Spellbinder S5-034 set), gold ribbon and layered as show. Below is a close up of the stamp kissing.
This next card is very similar to one I posted previously using Designs by Ryn CM-F16 Vine Heart
and is the card that I gave to Jim.
The Vine Heart was stamped onto Vellum, turned over, placed on a pad and embossed with a stylus. I created the background with Tom Bow markers, water and large flat brush. I added Starform Silver Border & Corner stickers and a little 25 for extra silver !
And here we are with the tasty cake one of our friends baked for us and the long-stemmed roses Jim surprised me with.
Well that's all for today ! I hope to be back later in the week with a card for Impression Obsession's Seaside Challenge. More fishies .....
Thanks for your visits & comments, they are always appreciated and have a great day !