Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Anniversary Love

My brother and his wife celebrate their 14th Anniversary later this month and I wanted to make them a card that was romantic but not too mushy ... if you know what I mean.
I think I've managed to achieve that with this card by using this beautiful double sided cardstock from Imaginisce.
I really love the softness of these colours together and the lovely flowing lines just cried out to be cut around, giving me fabby top and bottom panels for the front and also providing an interesting panel for the message inside.
The pink centre panel cardstock was embossed on the Cuttlebug using my favourite Swiss Dots folder and pale blue ribbon was threaded through slits in an acetate greeting and secured behind with tape before attaching it to the DL blank.
A couple of Prima flowers with liquid pearl centres add some decoration.
The small silver peel off letters on the heart are their first name initials and I hope that I haven't made them so small that they will be missed. Various different sizes of letters, both peel off and chipboard, were hauled out of my stash, but these were the only ones which didn't overpower the paper too much.

The inclusion of embossing and initials on my card will hopefully mean I can enter it for both of the challenges at Bubbly Scrumptious ... their usual monthly challenge and their new weekly challenge ... IF that's allowed of course!
No doubt someone will tell me if it's not.


Ann said...

Another great card Max.

errrrrrrrrrrm sorry but I've got an award for you on my blog!!

Parcel is finally on it's way to Naomi too.

Ann xxx

Karen said...

ooooo and aaaahhhhhs from me Max!!! This is gorgeous, I love the way that you have cut your paper.

Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge this week. I don't deal with the monthly challenge but if you leave a comment under that one you can enter for the draw, good luck XXX

JanJ said...

This is such a beautiful card, I love the colours of the papers and the way you've cut around them - really stunning.

Jan x

Craftyanny said...

I think it will be very well recieved Max and it's not at all mushy. A gorgeous card
Anne x

Anonymous said...

Hi Max...

Beautiful as always, your colour combos are gorgeous..
Hugs Angel

Kaz said...

Those colours go so well together don't they? Lovely card, with lots of detail there.

Thanks for joining in with the challenges.

** Irene ** said...

Morning Max

Oh Wow a gorgeous Anniversary card. Love how you have used the initials, and do I spot a little cuttling???
I am sure your card will be greatly received and cherished.


Liz said...

I love it Max got ur ribbons just off to mail ya

great card

liz xx

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Great card Max, I love it

Chris xx

tiggertastic said...

oh, i like, i like, i like.

amazing use of the papers and i love the little touch in the hearts,.

sarah xx