Tuesday, May 31, 2011

25th Anniversary

Well, I never thought I would live to see this happen! This is my second marriage (the first lasting 19 yrs) and we celebrated our 25th anniversary! I asked for a trip and I got it which is why I have been inactive for a little bit. Made this one for DH and really enjoyed his reaction! He thought it super cute! I had a hard time with the color on the dress. I (believe it or not) got remarried in a pink dress. It wasn't the shocking pink that I had the first time I colored this cute couple! Recently bought some papers from http://www.lovetostamp.com/ (I think Webster's pages but not sure). They came separately in a wrapper and are 6 x 6. Just loved the ones I got! This paper is from that order. So I recolored "me" to match the paper's pink and voila! It seems to be the right color now. DH wore a blue-ish suit. The RV colors were the first colors and I went over them with the R colors. Of course you have to be sure they are really dry - like days - before you recolor them. And before I colored, I decided to refill my copics. I now have a new rule - DO NOT FILL COPICS WHEN ANYTHING ELSE IS GOING ON IN THE HOUSE!! I do think I refilled some of them more than once. You know when you go to color and the ink drips off the end of the brush that you messed up something terrible!!! So now I have another rule, too
TEST COPICS OFF YOUR IMAGE SHEET BEFORE USING FOR THE FIRST TIME THAT DAY. I did ruin an image that was almost finished! So now I am not sure how many I overfilled. Guess my mind was on the up and coming storm!! So the sun is shinning today and I am posting a card I just love. Hope you like it too! Also hope you can learn from my mistakes!! I did!!! Copics I used are: RV000, RV69, RV21, RV23, RV29, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, R11, R14, R20, C0, C1, C5, C7, E00, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, E29, YG63, YG67. Of course you know this is really Tilda and Edwin (Magnolia stamps). I used silver stickles - a lot. That blue plain looking paper is white cardstock colored with saphire distress ink and then silver stickled. Sometimes it is just better and easier to make your own paper! The inside of the card is Gina K stamps. Hugs to you all and enjoy the sun while it shines!! Barb F



16 comments:

Card Crazy said...

Lovely card and sentiment. The glittery accents are perfect. Your hand colored borders and stickles are gorgeous and make the card really pop.
Sue S.

Christina C. said...

Stunning card....wonderful papers! Love the glitter...great job!

Suzi said...

This is adorable, I love your colouring and all that sparkle. Happy Anniversary to you both.
Hugs
Suzi x

Chris said...

Congratulations on your milestone! Your card is just so lovely! I love your stamped images as well as the delicate design. Great job!

XO,
Chris Christensen

Iulia said...

How beautiful! Great colorwork and the papers are so elegat and sweet!
Happy anniversary!
Hugs, Iulia

Myrna said...

What a special card! I'm so glad your hubby loved it! Beautiful job and Congrats on 25 years!!

Rene said...

Hahaha! What a CUTE sentiment! And what a gorgeous card!
Rene :D

Kathy Billings said...

Beautiful card Barb!!!! Love the colors and the glitter.

Paula said...

Very pretty! I can see why your DH loved it! Great job on this!!

Cathy said...

Oh, how sweet. I am on my second marriage also after 18 years in my first. I must say the second is much better. Congratulations to you both!

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Barb!
such a sweet card. I love the paper you have used and the glittery sides.
Your coloring looks great.
Hugs Maz

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Very nice! Happy Anniversary! : )

Cricket said...

Very pretty. Happy Anniversary!

Tam said...

Very pretty and Congratulations on the 25 yrs. It's nice to see someone make it that long now days.

Vivi Casale said...

I absolutely love you card Barb..
your coloring is awesome!! and love all the sparkle on it!!
thanks for sharing!
xxx

Elle said...

I love your card. Perfect for the occasion. Congratulations of celebrating your 25th!