Tuesday, 17 June 2008
Hubby's Birthday and Our Anniversary
These occasions both fall in June. Last year my card for hubby's birthday was a disaster and I mean a serious disaster - my first attempt at using a brayer and it all went horribly wrong and kept doing so no matter how many times I tried. Anyhow this year I think I managed to produce something better.
My Anniversary Card to hubby was made using 2 heart shaped stamps and a text stamp from the Elusive Images Damask Hearts themeplate. I stamped and embossed the hearts in clear onto white card stock then used pigment inks in 3 shades of blue to achieve a resist effect then cut them out. The background was made with a brayer and Adirondack Dye inks - Denim and Stonewashed. I was hoping for something romantic for an anniversary, but not too soppy and girly.
Hubby's birthday card I have posted details of how I stamped the image before, but here it is again mounted onto a card now. Umm this time at least hubby's only complaint was it was a bit squint... it is too! Maybe one of these days I will master the art of sticking stuff down straight, but until then I shall carry on insisting that "squintness" is a highy desirable and unique feature of a hand made card.