He knows I have made a card for him so, if I'm lucky, I might even receive one in return this year bless him - better not hold my breath!!! A friend showed me one of these cards and I thought I could adapt it for a wedding anniversary. It is made using the Grand Nestabilities Labels 4 die and I made a frame around the cut edge on the front of the card by using two dies together.
This is a Penny Black image which I stamped twice. I cut out one with a circle Nestibility and then coloured it with Promarkers. I coloured only the balloons on the second image and then cut around them and used Glossy Accents on them before mounting them on the other image so that the balloons were outside the circle. I used the Nestibility square dies to cut four squares out of my chosen papers, stamped the sentiment and then put the whole card together.
This always proves a difficult card for me to make as my brother is not a "card" person, however I am quite happy with the result of my efforts! I used the Nellie Snellen heart dies and with the Grand Caliber I produced one heart in a pealised grey card, one in white card and finally one in a pearlised aquamarine card. I cut the black one to resemble a jacket and mounted the white heart behind. I punched a Martha Stewart heart and mounted that behind the aquamarine heart. I decorated both hearts with small gems and mounted them on some pearlised aquamarine card onto which I printed a light grey rose design from Serif Craft Artist. I used Nestability dies to mount the hearts onto and finally added a sentiment with some flowers around it.
That's me! I am ashamed of the amount of time I have devoted to my blog! I am going to try and set that right now and upload some of the cards I have been making recently - yes I have been making cards. January and February have been very busy months for anniversaries and birthdays in our family plus other commitments which have taken up my time. However, I have got a little ahead of myself and I've already made my husband's birthday card for June! That is the first card I am going to upload - my first attempt at a triple fold card. The image is a Claire's Stamps image and I used my Promarkers to colour it. I used square Nestibilities to mat and layer it and the messages were printed from the Serif Craft Artist programme, along with the patterned card. I finally added some appropriate toppers which I had found and a ribbon. I am never 100% happy with the final product but I hope you like it.