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Monday, August 1, 2011

:: Card Patterns Sketch 126 - Happy Anniversary and a Special Thank You! ::

Happy Anniversary to my hubbie!
With all of the excitement of Sunday's Birthday Sundaes Blog Hop, I was also celebrating a personal milestone the same day with my husband -- our 7th wedding anniversary.  I'm still in disbelief that it really has been that long... it just seems like yesterday we were walking down the aisle! 

I know he'll kill me for posting this pic, but this man is soooooo supportive and proud of me with all of my card projects since I started making cards 5 years ago as well as applying for the Birthday Sundaes DT call (and for getting on the team!) that I just wanted to show him some appreciation and acknowledgement! He truly is a fabulous man! (even though he sometimes doesn't think so!)

I found a digi stamp from KennyK Downloads (this artist who draws these images is AMAZING!) and found a image perfect for my hubs.  The man loves his ice cream!  If he could, he'd eat it for breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner!

I decided to base my hubs anniversary card on this week's Card Patterns sketch challenge (#126).

I printed out the image on copic paper and used my copic makers to colour the images.  Once I coloured in the hearts, I applied some Glossy Accents on each heart to make them "pop".  I wanted to make the whipping cream and cherry stand out and therefore used some Ranger Stickles in "Stardust" and "Xmas Red".

I recently purchased Echo Park's 6x6 "Victorian Garden" paper pad and used some of the paper from the collection for my card.  To embellish the paper, I applied some white opal Liquid Pearls on the edge of the white paper and the inside of the oval in the image.  Wrapping some Offray black and white checkered ribbon around the paper background, I adhere the background to some Bazzil Black cardstock and adhered everything to a white cardstock base.  I stamped the sentiment in ColourBox black pigment ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder from Stampendous.

Due to my excitement of the Birthday Sundaes Birthday Blog hop, I failed to include my supplies list for the birthday card I created for the hop.  Click HERE and it will take you back to my previous blog hop post with the amendment!  S:o) 

Before I end my post, I wanted to send out a special thanks for all of you who participated in Sunday's hop and left comments and/or became followers of my blog. It's lovely to see one's work being acknowledged and I just wanted to let you know that I truly appreciate each and every single you! I'm planning to show just how much in the next few weeks... so keep posted!

Thanks for dropping by!


Karen said...

Samantha great card with so much humor!

Anonymous said...

Such a fun and gorgeous card!! Congratulations on your wedding anniversary Samantha! Such a wonderful milestone and I hope you both have a wonderful day! Aww such a beautiful wedding photo too :)

Amy said...

Really cute card- amazing job coloring the image! Love it- congrats on 7 years :)Amy

Tracy said...

Oh your card is adorable. I love that image, and your colouring and added details are perfect.
I missed the hop as I was lucky to get the slowest internet connection at camp,lol.
Congrats to you and your hubby, I love that photo of the two of you, so sweet.
We celebrated our 23rd anniversary in Feb. There are some wonderful men out there, and we can prove it ;)

Maribel said...

I love that picture! Isn't it the best having a supportive husband! :) Your card is so sweet! I love how you color images.

Nita T. said...

You are an artist!!!! I love, love, LOVE this card! It's so bright and happy, and best of all, it means something special. :) Happy Anniversary to you and your wonderful, supportive husband!

Tracey said...

Hey Samantha, what a great image , I love it and so perfect for your aniversary. I might have to get 25th is next week. Just wondering where in Ontario you husband is Canadian?

jo said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! My DH and I were married in 2004 too!

Love your card - great take on the sketch! That image is awesome! :)

Nadine said...

Congratulations! And your ice-cream card is fabulous! How could he not like such a beautiful thank you, I think it's very sweet!

Elise said...

YOU are a clever girl, and HE is a lucky man! What a wonderful way to celebrate your anniversary! YOUR color work is AMAZING! I love your use of the Card Pattern's sketch for this past week - I'm DELIGHTED that you took the time to share your lovely work with us! THANK YOU! Yee Haw!

Mad for Paper said...

Great card, love your coloring. Congrats on making the CPS Super 6.