Thursday, October 5, 2017

Silhouette Anniversary

Welcome

Firstly I would like to extend a warm welcome to my newest follower, Henry Evans - unfortunately he does not appear to have a blog, so I cannot visit him in return. 

I made this card for my daughter and her husband on their recent anniversary, it was one I had printed off a while ago, a freebie from Beccy's Place, but coloured and mounted when I needed it.


To colour it I simply sponged distress inks onto it, graduating the colours from light to dark as appropriate .


After the ink was dry, I sprayed it with a silver shimmer mist


I love the quote at the bottom, and have used it in other forms for Anniversary cards.


I stamped and embossed the greeting and cut it using a ticket die, and ran a gold pen around the edge.  That was then mounted over a gold ribbon across the base of the design paper.


I wee off cut of the paper was added to the inside of the card to finish.
I was happy with the end result, and the couple loved the card.

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36 comments:

Neet said...

I am not surprised they loved this card. What a gorgeous image and was a lovely way you have coloured it in. I love the addition of the spray afterwards. Really finishes it off. Lovely.
Hugs, Neet xx

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Beautiful sis, Beccy has some great freebies that is for sure!!! 😁 you’ve certainly showed it off beautifully. I love this quote from Helen Keller, very appropriate in light of her life with blindness as a believer.
Sending hugs and prayers, you bless my day sis.
Shaz in Oz.x

Lovely Linda said...

A lovely Anniversary card Maxine - the softness of the colours and the subtle shimmer is lovely - as are the beautiful words. I am sure it was loved by your daughter and SIL! xo

Gerrina said...

Wow the sparkle looks great with the silhouette flowers! Hugs, Gerrina

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this card looks so peaceful... and beautiful! I love the nature image.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is a special beautiful creation! I love the shimmer on the image --- and I also love this beautiful quote by Helen Kellner! A wonderful anniversary card for your daughter - made with so much love!

Ema Martinez said...

Thank you so much for joining us at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog for our bi-weekly anything goes challenge. I look forward to seeing you again.
Best of luck in the draw!
Ema
IDCB Owner

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Maxine. The shimmer is perfect and I love the colored scene.

Mac Mable said...

So delicate and what a fabulous card. love the spraying too x

Liz said...

Lovely card, Maxine, such a beautiful scene. I love the Helen Keller quote - so true. The little strip on the inside of your card finishes it off perfectly. xx

Team Clark said...

The shimmer mist brings the panel to life! What a great silhouette and one of my favorite quotes. Such a beauty! Hugs, Autumn

mamapez5 said...

Of course they liked it. It's beautiful. I love silhouettes against a coloured background. It is my favourite style of card. And the shimmer spray adds that extra little touch. Kate x

Beccy said...

You've done a beautiful job creating this anniversary card for your daughter and son-in-law Maxine, I'm glad they liked it. I really love the colouring you did behind the silhouette, great choice of ink. I also like the layer of silver shimmer mist you added over the top, it gives you project just the right amount of sparkle and shine. Well done!
Cheers,
Beccy

MaryH said...

So very pretty & appropriate for an anniversary, and I love the sentiment. Also admiring your even hand with the gold lining on the sentiment. The background looks soothing behind that lovely silhouette scene, and some awesome shimmer there too. I know you are facing a lot of 'firsts' as well...It's good to have the support we find from our blog friends, and I loved the work on the handmade card that came from Kiwiland! Happy wkend, hugs

Dawn Turley said...

a very pretty card Maxine. The quote is perfect for an anniversary card.

Sue said...

What a beautiful restful image, Maxine. I love the look of the shimmer mist over the top and the sentiment is wonderful, so true and very apt for an anniversary card.

Karen D. said...

love that image and the way you added colour to it...looks so peaceful and I want to go there. Sure they loved it.
Happy stamping and have a great wknd.
xx Karen

Fran said...

Your card is very pretty and the quote is so appropriate. I can see why your daughter and hubby loved it!
Hugs, Fran

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely and serene...Slowly getting back to commenting after the influenza strain [aNNie]

Wendy Batchen said...

Lovely card Maxine, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and we hope to see you again next time. Wendy DT xx

suzARTe said...

Love these words and such a beautiful card. A very serene scene with beautiful colours, really lovely.
Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
Anything goes October link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

MiamiKel said...

Anything nature automatically catches my eye, but this is a stunner! Lovely coloring and details, Maxine!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch, good luck!!! Amy DT

kReN K said...

Beautiful silhouette card. Love the addition of the sparkle! Thanks for sharing your creativity this week at the PIP Challenge.
kReN @ http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Juls said...

So beautiful... thank u for sharing it with us at Digi Choosday crafty hugs Julia xx

Margaret said...

Very simple, but very lovely. You have such a creative spirit. I am sure they loved it as they know the love with which it was made.

Jane Proffitt said...

What a lovely creation! Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday and best of luck with your entry.

Jane DT for  http://https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful! I'm sure this card will be treasured by your daughter!

Ellibelle said...

How very beautiful! I love the sentiment!

Suchi said...

Happy happy birthday Maxine!! Wish you a great great birthday! Your card is really beautiful- the silver shimmer adds to the beauty! <3
Hugs
Suchi xx

Cobnut Crafter said...

I love the soft colours and the way you have used the shimmer mist spray to give the feeling of a beautiful misty morning in the countryside. Lovely sentiment - I have it in my stash and perfect for the occasion. x Anne

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a great card for your daughter and son-in-law's anniversary, I'm sure the card will be treasured, love the colours and the soft shimmer, have a wonderful week... Megan

Olga Fink said...

Such a gorgeous card!
xoxo Olga

Barb said...

What a beautiful card for your daughter and son in law. I love the colours and the shimmer is a very pretty look. Barbxx

hester said...

Beautiful card!
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Hester

Monika Reeck said...

the green BG is adorable Maxine
and the text is beautiful
what a lovely card and she and her husband will love this like I do
hugs
Monika