Wednesday, February 24, 2016

With Love on our Anniversary


Hi everyone.  Here's my anniversary card for my hubby that I made a while ago.  I wanted to experiment with more mixed media, and went opposite to my usual white CAS cards.  :)  I'm really happy how this turned out.

A script background is stamped randomly with silver ink, then stenciled over top with a quatrafoil design in black pearl paint mixed with heavy matte gel.  Again, the gel is randomly spread across the card front.  XOXO border was die-cut from red card stock four times, glued together to create a thick die-cut, then coated with glossy accents for some shine.  The sentiment banner is stamped in silver and popped up for added dimension.  I'm heading over to join the fun at Mixed Media Card Challenge where the challenge this month is red.  I'm squeaking in just under the wire. :)



Today is our 37th wedding anniversary so I gave the card to hubby this morning.  He really like it. :)

It's a beautiful day here on the West Coast of B.C., so we are heading out to Crescent Beach for a walk along the water and then picking up groceries on the way home.  We used to always go out for dinner on our anniversary, but started having them at home a couple of years ago because of health issues.  We found it so much more relaxing being at home to celebrate, that we're doing it again this year.  Hubby will be making his famous BBQ Cedar Plank Salmon --- yummy!  I'm one lucky girl! :)

Thanks for coming by for a visit.







Stamps:  En Francais (SU!); Thinking of You (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  Black,  Real Red (SU!)
Ink:  Silver Delicata (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  Quatrefoil stencil made with my Silhouette Cameo, heavy matte gel (Golden), Black Pearl Paint (Tsukineko), XOXO Border die (Simon Says), glossy accents

Challenges:
Mixed Media Card Challenge - Feb. 2016 - Red

37 comments:

Julia Aston said...

Big congrats on your 37th anniversary Loll! sounds like you have a lovely day planned to celebrate - and dinner sound yummy!! I love your black base card and wonderful mixed media techniques! thanks for joining us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge! Julia xx

Mac Mable said...

Firstly congratulations on your anniversary, sounds idyllic walking along the beach and then having a meal at home x Enjoy x Wow your card is so very different and its fabulous. Loving the colours, the mixed media and the layout. Fabulous job...loving it!

rosalie said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! I love, love your card! Your idea of layering the xo's is fantastic and love the mixed media things! Your romantic idea of walking along the beach and salmon at home ...aha! xo

MaryH said...

A very Happy Anniversary wish for you both, and sounds like a perfectly relaxing & companionable day. Just the way to celebrate. Am loving this different look on your beautiful card too. Very dramatic with the black, silver & bold red sentiment. That dark paste stenciling is awesome, and quite a unique design. You're bound to win some big accolades with this one!!! TFS & Hugs.

Amy Seigler said...

Happy 37th Anniversary to you and your husband! Your card is stunning! Hope your day is Wonderful! Wishing you many more years of happiness!

Lee-Anne said...

Happy Anniversary, Loll and Gord! This is so striking! LOVE!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I LOVE THIS! This is so fabulous in these colors - awesome job!

Marcia HIll said...

Fabulous card Loll...love every little detail on this beauty! Hope you had a great anniversary too! :0)

Susanne Vargas said...

Happy Anniversary! Not used to seeing black card stock on your blog but I absolutely love it! Gotta pin it!

Craft-E-Place said...

WOW, this is fabulous! I love it!
Elaine

Brenda said...

Wishing you a very happy 37th anniversary Loll!!! That is so awesome, you will be at the 40th milestone before you know it! I love, love, love how your card turned out too. It is masculine looking being in the black, with has some feminine features like the script stamping but because it is in silver on the black, it gives a more masculine feel. Love the pop of red with that black. I think you are both lucky to have each other!! Hugs, Brenda

shirley-bee said...

Happy Anniversary, Loll! Cedar plank salmon sounds like a terrific way to celebrate your day :) Love your stylish card, especially the glossy red xoxo.

Anita in France said...

Happy Anniversary, Loll ... sounds as though dinner will be delicious! Cool, chic and stylish card ... love how the shiny red really pops! Hugs, Anita :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Loll. Love the love word! Happy Anniversary!

OH Babs said...

Happy Anniversary! The card is gorgeous and so un-Loll. Isn't it fun to do what people don't expect? I have friends say "it doesn't look like your kind of card." Right I am learning new things. Enjoy the wonderful salmon I am jealous.

Bonnie said...

A wonderful masculine card! Happy Anniversary!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Happy Anniversary to you both Loll! Great card . . . cool design! Have a lovely lovely evening my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Rufus said...

Happy Anniversary!! The card is as fantastic as the dinner sounds. Enjoy!

Kylie said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. LOVE this card! xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Congratulations on your Anniversary...I am sure your hubby loved your card Loll its a great design

Anne

Linda said...

Happy Anniversary to both of you ....... hope you had a fabulous day, and the salmon sounds yummeeee!!! Wish it was BBQ weather here! xx

Gloria Lee said...

Congratulaitons Loll!
Happy Anniversary!
And the card is so beautiful!
xx

TK said...

Congratulations - 37th, again congrats! Your card is stunning, there would be no question why a male would not like this one. Hope you enjoyed your wonderful salmon!

Yasmina TIN SANG said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media card Challenge! <3
Yasmina

Karen B said...

Happy Anniversary Loll. My first reaction on seeing your card to Gord all I said to myself was WOW..........so different to your usual white spaces, but it's absolutely amazing and not surprised he loved it. Really looking forward to your new challenge now after seeing this. Hope your day continued to be lovely - your meal sounds amazing - I've seen the "plank" cooking on TV and it looks fabulous.

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Sanna Lippert said...

great take on the challenge!!! thank you for playing along with us at MMCC this month!

Bobby said...

Love red and black. Add in some embossing paste and silver and you've got one terrific card. Happy Anniversary, Loll.

Diane said...

Congratulations on your anniversary Loll, what a gorgeous design.

Hugs diane

maria f. said...

OK, you stopped my card train of thought abruptly with cedar plank salmon. How delish! Happy, happy, anniversary to you both. Enjoy the beautiful weather. Now, there was a card in here somewhere. A black one! Shocked me, you did, Loll. But how gorgeously, elegantly, grungily done. And the shiny touch of red is just perfect!

Barb Ghig said...

Belated Happy Anniversary, Loll! I hope you had a lovely dinner with hubby...the menu sure sounds great!
This is such a fabulous masculine card! I love how you created depth and dimension with the script background and stenciling, and your shiny alphas are the perfect touch!

Kripa Koushik said...

Belated happy anniversary Loll hope u both had a great evenig and dinner. Even without seeing you name, I could've said its ur card it's stunning on a dark background too! Thank you for joining us at the mixed media card challenge.

My Paper Epiphany said...

I hope you had a wonderful anniversary! I really LOVE the white on black - so dramatic and it still manages to look CAS! The pop of red is perfecto!

lilian said...

Great card. Hope you anniversary was a good one,
lilian

Sue said...

Wow, this is so dramatic, Loll! I hope you had a lovely anniversary x

Julia Aston said...

Check out who highlighted your card over at the Mixed Media Card Challenge winners post....... just sayin.....

Karen D. said...

Happy Anniversary mf...such a special time and what a fab card!
I am not too far behind you in the anniversary dept.
Take care and will talk soon,
hugs,
Karen

Drew Watts said...

Happy anniversary dear! Thanks for sharing this amazing post of your anniversary. We just got married at wedding venues NYC couple of months ago and now planning to host a party on our six months of togetherness.