It was our anniversary on Monday and this is the card I made for my DH. I got the stamps including the cute pandas and the hearts embossing folder free with a magazine a while ago, and have use the folder but not the pandas. I think it did cross my mind when I saw them that they might be nice for this occasion, and my DH did smile and say it was a lovely card so job done.
I started with the embossed background and cut a piece of card to fit the folder, approximately 5'"square. After embossing the folder I used some Festive Berries Distress Ink and my brayer and rolled the ink over the raised hearts. A little did go on the background but not enough to spoil it, and also on the heart shaped space in the middle but I intended to put a die cut heart shape in the centre so this didn't matter.
I cut the central heart using another snippet of white card and a Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Die, the largest in the set with a scalloped edge.
I then stamped the pandas onto another snippet of white card using Black Archival ink and heat embossed them using WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder. I then coloured the little bow red and the balloon blue using my Lyra Aqua Brush Markers. I used two shades of blue on the balloon for a bit of shading. I then heat embossed these by adding some Versamark with the pen and not the loose powder and added the WOW Clear Gloss EP. I then fussy cut these out.
After adhering the embossed panel and the die cut heart to the 7" square white base card I stuck the pandas to the white heart using some Pinflair Glue Gel to give then a bit of dimension.
Finally I stamped the sentiment with some Versafine Majestic Blue and again heat set it using the Clear Gloss EP.
Before I finish I have two new followers, the first Litsa whose blog you will find here and who is very creative with fabric and has made some very clever pieces of jewellery, and Hilary Wright who I have not been very successful in finding, so if you read this Hilary and you would like a proper shout out get in touch with more details and I would be pleased to do so.
Thank you for joining me here today and I'll see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
Less is More Challenge - No. 335 Colours of Your Countrty's Flag ( I debated whether to do the pandas in the dark blue but decided that they might look a bit strange like that so did use black, I hope this is allowed and that it is considered CAS enough for the challenge).
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Red, White and/or Blue.
Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple.
What a lovely anniversary card, Pat! Hope you two had a wonderful day filled with sweet memories :)!
Love you covered the hearts on the dry embossed panel in red!!! Great choice!
Love your panda Anniversary card Pat and I hope you had a lovely day
Happy Anniversary for last Monday. Hope you both had a lovely day. Adorable card Pat.
Hugs Flo xx
Happy belated anniversary ! (It was ours too !) This is a lovely card for your DH ! This embossing folder is great and looks so gorgeous all in red ! These 2 pandas are adorable and seem to be in love as on the first day! A lovely take on our challenge ! Thanks for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !
So cute, Pat! Those pandas are adorable, and the heart background is really effective with the texture and pops of vibrant red - perfect for an anniversary! Congrats to you and your hubby :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)
So cute and cuddly, no wonder your husband liked it x Great effect with using the brayer over the embossed hearts. Wouldn't have minded seeing the panda's in Blue!! x
Happy Belated Anniversary to you both, I hope you both had a lovely day.
Your card is just fabulous, sweet image and gorgeous colours, super embossed background too, Kate x
A lovely card and congratulations on your anniversary.
Belated Happy Anniversary, Pat. A super card for your hubby, I love how you've added the colour. I've got this embossing folder, but I've never thought to ink the embossing. The little pandas are pretty cute too! xx
Belated Anniversary Wishes to you both Pat. This really is a very cute card and perfect for the occasion. Barbxx
happy anniversary!great card!
Beautiful card to celebrate your anniversary Pat. Those pandas are ADORABLE! Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!! xx
your card is adorable Pat...love the pandas against that beautiful background...thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx
It is a darling card worthy of a smile, Pat! Happy Belated Anniversary and cheers to many, many more!! Hugs, Darnell
what an adorable card....Happy Anniversary wishes!
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