Sunday, August 8, 2010

An Inspirational Anniversary...

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My in-laws, who have been like a second set of parents to me, have been married for over three decades. They are still very much in love and are a constant source of inspiration to us and I wanted to create a card to help them celebrate their anniversary this month.
I began with this week's Friday Challenge, which, coincidentally, is an inspiration challenge. I chose the lovely blue and floral blanket and the brown hues from the inspiration photo as my jumping off point, first stamping a pretty flower several times on blue card stock to create my own designer paper. I colored them in with Copics, then cut out an oval frame with a die and my Big Shot.
Next, I cut out an extra image, using a hobby blade for the tiny spaces between stems and trimmed several pieces of the blooms in order to pop them up for some dimension. I stamped my simple sentiment inside the frame before assembling the card, complete with an elegant white ribbon.
By the way, tomorrow is my debut as a Design Team Member for the 2 Sketches 4 You challenge. We have a fun sketch for you, so I hope you will stop by and play along!
BEAN NOTES: JustRite Stampers Plant a Little Love and Baroque Nested Frames and Occasions (sentiment) Stamps; Memento Rich Cocoa Ink; Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, and Whisper White Card Stock; White Organdy Ribbon (generic); Foam Tape
HAPPY BEANS: Spellbinders Classic Oval Nestabilities; Big Shot

11 comments:

Patti MacLeith said...

Reminds me of 40's wallpaper. So beautiful and the colors are exquisite! Congrats to your in-laws. My husband and I are at 30 right now!!

Tanya said...

Gorgeous! Love that you stamped your own DP, beautiful!

julie said...

This card is absolutely beautiful. I'm sure that they loved it & were touched that you would create something to remember their special day. I love it.

Liz Weber said...

Hi Regina! Your card is just so beautiful, love your stamping and colours and just love how you have popped up those pretty flowers!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Regina! Love the soft colors!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful card for this special anniversary. I love the patterned paper that you created from the inspiration photo, you really rocked the challenge!

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

You've captured the inspiration piece to a tee . Beautiful colors and I'm sure they'll love it.

vivacela said...

Lovely Regina! And this card is worth the LABOUR!!! the best anniversary card ever!
xoxo Vi

Carla Bazhenow said...

Regina this is gorgeous!!! Your coloring is awesome... love the layouot too. Hugs,

Sheri said...

I also really like how you made your own dp paper! The colors are so soothing!

Marge said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL!!! They'll surely love it!