Sunday, February 24, 2019

Happy 40th Anniversary Gord!

Hi everyone.  Just a quick post.  Sorry I've been posting so much lately, but have had A LOT to share. :)  Today is my 40th wedding anniversary!  I wanted to share the card I made for the sweetest man on earth, hubby Gord.  He loves blue, so a blue heart it is!  (my dear friend Dolly enabled me)!

I did a quick smoosh of blue magicals for the background, and stenciled with gel medium (specially make for deco foil transfer) through a stencil.  Once the gel turned clear, it was ready to add the turquoise foil on top ... fed it through my laminator ... voila!  Gorgeous!  Added a vellum banner with silver heat embossing to finish.

Here's a view so you can see the true colours and shine ...
Thanks for stopping by for a visit!






Stamps:  Thoughtful Messages (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Vellum
Ink:  Blue magicals (Lindy's); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Swirl Heart stencil (Clear Scraps), gel medium (Decofoil), turquoise foil sheet (Decofoil), Heat Laminator (Scotch Brand), sukver embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool


34 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

congrats on 40 years! and gorgeous card for hubby - must give that transfer gel a try - you've been creating wonderful cards with it!

Christine Alexander said...

I can't believe it's been 40 years, you're too young :)
Wonderful card Loll, love all the shine from the foil sheets.

Sue said...

Congrats on your 40th anniversary, Loll. Your card is stunning, the background is beautiful and the foiled heart looks fabulous. Beautiful colours too.

Jeanne H said...

Happiest Anniversary Wishes to you both!! Hugs!

BożenA said...

Best wishes for you and your husband, Loll. Let happiness be with you!
A beautiful card, I love its splendor. It would also be my beloved card (I also love the blue color)
Hugs,
BożenA

Bonnie said...

This is gorgeous, Loll! I can't wait to try it. Happy 40th anniversary to you and Gord! I hope you are celebrating!

Mac Mable said...

Many Congratulations to you and Gord's on your special Anniversary x Hope you are enjoying the day? What a striking card and love that technique, which look amazing x

Susan said...

Congratulations on 40 years!!! What a beautiful card for Gord - so great you figured out the laminating in time for making such a fabulous anniversary card! Love the contrast of the shine of the foil against the softer background.

Barb Ghig said...

Happy 40th Anniversary to you and Gord! I wish you both many more years of happiness...you certainly deserve it!
Such a GORGEOUS card, Loll! I love that you chose blue for your design, especially with this beautiful heart! The shine you achieved with your foiling technique is just perfect, and makes this a truly special card...I'll bet he loves it, too!
Have fun celebrating with your man!!!

Dianne Johnson said...

Love this Loll, and Congrats!! Our 40th is next year! :-D

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Never apologise for too much blogging Loll love the card and huge congrats on your ruby wedding anniversary. Quite an achievement and huge blessing. Hugs. X

Nancy Stislow said...

Congratulations on 40 years Loll! Wow, how I love the shine of the foil on this! SO glad you achieved these results with a Scotch laminator which I have. I'm definitely going to have to try this with the gel since nothing else worked. That is one, beautiful stencil too!

Marcia HIll said...

Happy, happy Anniversary Loll and Gord! 40 years...WOW...that is quite an accomplishment in this day and age! And you must have been just kids when you got married! So very happy for both of you!! Your foiled blue heart is just lovely and a perfect card for a blue loving man! Hope your special day has been FABULOUS!! :0)

Brenda said...

First off Loll I want to wish you a very Happy Anniversary!!!! I love, love, love this card you made for your sweetie! The background is amazing and that heart is stunning! I see a lot of foiling in your future my friend! I so love how shiny and beautiful the blue heart is. Yes indeed, this is a stunner for sure! Hugs, Brenda

Patti said...

Happy happy Anniversary!! what a brilliant accomplishment - especially in this day and age!! Congratulations and... WOW on the card!! It is just stunning! and befitting such an important event! : )

Maria said...

Oh, how fabulous!! Gorgeous shiny blue and lovely heart! Happy 40th Anniversary! Your husband will love this card! Our 40th is this year, too, in June!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous blue shiny laminated foil background for your beautiful blue heart, Loll. Gord must have loved his very special heart for your very special 40th Anniversary.

I am loving your new technique with your foil cards, my friend. Happy 40th Anniversary to you both. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Papercraft Boutique said...

Happy, happy 40th anniversary to you and Gord! He must have been very pleased with this gorgeous card made with love! The turquoise foiling over the shimmery Magicals background is simply stunning!! The shine of the silver heat-embossed sentiment on the vellum is so beautiful too.
Hideko xx

shirley-bee said...

Happy 40th anniversary to you and Gord, Loll! Beautiful card! I love the blue stencilled heart. I’ve just got a laminator, so I think I may need some of this gel!

Jeanne said...

Happy Anniversary!! 40 years is a fantastic achievement. So happy for you both! This card is gorgeous, Loll. I LOVE that heart. And the foiling. Wowza! I'm sure he loved the card. Thank you for sharing!

Daffodil Cards said...

40 years is a great milestone, I remember it well LOL. I suspect hubby was VERY impressed with his GORGEOUS and shiny card. Love the blues.
Faith

Margaret S said...

Happy 40th Anniversary to you and your husband. Your card is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
Margaret

Brenda in IN said...

This is the most beautiful card, Loll. He will love it. That blue foil is just scrumptious and the shine is wonderful.

Linda said...

Happy Anniversary and lots of love to you both.
I'm sure hubby loved his card .... it's stunning. I really must try all these different foiling techniques xx

Julia Sandvoss said...

Such a beautiful card! Love that you included our Deco Foil on this special Anniversary card! Hope he did too!

TK said...

Happy 40th to both of you! Gorgeous card, and I'm so glad you let that foil shine! Also thanks for the technique as I've never heard of the gel medium for foil before!

Robyn Oliver said...

Well happy happy happy 40th anniversary Loll and Gord, this is such a special card - he'll love it, and love your use of the stencil with foil..WOW!! more techniques!! - it's just fabulous

Anita in France said...

Many congratulations to you both, Loll ... what a wonderful milestone ... and a stunning, stylish, full-of-gorgeous-shine card to commemorate such a special Anniversary! I'm certain Gord loved it! Hugs, Anita :)

HilaryJane said...

40 years, how amazing, congratulations. This card is fabulous xx

Bobby said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Gord, Loll. The card is super, masculine enough for him with some jewels for you.

Karen Dunbrook said...

Happy Anniversary and wow..what a gorgeous card.
How you celebrated your very special milestone.
xx Karen

Jo Manna said...

I mean WOW, so much love radiating from this foiled heart.
Congratulations on the 40th wedding anniversary.
The piece of vellum really adds to this perfect anniversary card. xx

Trina P. said...

Congratulations and happy anniversary, Loll! 40 wonderful years... wishing you many more!
Gorgeous card. The foil is so striking. Can’t wait to eventually use mine. xx

Pat said...

This is a fabulous card for your hubby for your 40th anniversary Loll, so congratulations. The background blue and the blue foil using that pretty stencil looks gorgeous and the vellum sentiment strip works beautifully. Hubby and I still have four years to go to reach our 40th...where have the years gone! x