Sunday, May 31, 2015

25 years and Devilishly in love.

I couldn't resist making this anniversary card for my dear hubby.  I mean really, after 25 years what can you really say that you haven't said already.  He knows how much I love him but he does bring out the devil in me!

I stamped the image and then traced the heart die around where I wanted it placed and fussy cut the image to the lines and then used my heart dies to do a partial die cut of the image.

After cutting, I colored in the image with a selection of Copics taking loads of hints from Sandy Allnock's YouTube channel.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed it.
I knew I wanted a textured background so I got out my heart punches and played to see which one would work best.  I cut the bottom border of the cardstock and backed it with a scrap of red cardstock, and yes I mean a scrap that was just wide enough to fit!  I honestly wanted it to look like a shower of hearts like those Simon Says Stamps stamps and stencils but went for a more loose geometric placement for all 25 hearts.

I have to say I love the outcome and the depth and textures on this card.  I wish I had highlighted her eyes more like Nichol Magouirk does.  Well, there's always next time.

Card size - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in; 
Cardstock - Recollections 65lb: black, kraft, white;
Stamps - CC Designs Swiss Pixie Devilish Lucy; 3 step Heart & Roses;
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Versamark;

Color - Copics
Accesories - Spellbinders Heart die, EK Success border Arrows, Zing! white embossing powder, Flocked ribbon, heart punch, dimensional tape.