Saturday, April 26, 2008

Baroque Anniversary

I made this card to celebrate our 12th Wedding Anniversary. We don't really do Anniversary presents, but we do make a special effort to write some nice words to each other in a card and spend some "just us" time. It was an extra special effort this year, since our anniversary was smack-bang in the middle of a very busy school holidays!
We went to a lovely Vietnamese restaurant...it even felt like a real date, because we've hardly seen each other or even been in the same state for the past month, so there was lots to catch up on!
I stuck with a monochromatic theme for this card. Soft Sky is such a pretty colour, that it really needs no accompaniment. The background stamping is the gorgeous Baroque Motifs swirl stamped in Soft Sky. The main floral motif is from the same set, as is the word 'cherish'. I used the Spring Silhouettes DS paper for the patterned panel, and added a few special details...it's all about the details when your card is otherwise quite plain.

Here's what I did to give this card lots of added texture and interest:

  • I've added a strip of the lovely vanilla taffeta ribbon
  • There's a row of dry-embossed dots (done using the Crop-o-dile)
  • I've stamped the Floral motif 3 times, and layered it with Dimensionals
  • I added a half-pearl from the Pretties Kit to the centre
  • Above the patterned paper panel, there's an extra layer of Soft Sky, and I've stamped a row of the smallest Baroque Motif flower so that just half a flower shows along the top
  • Finally I've highlighted the word 'cherish' with my white gel pen so it stands out a little more.
My hubby has been the biggest support to me. He regularly makes tea and coffee for the ladies at my classes, he served nibblies at my Launch Party (and even took an order or two!), and he often delivers orders for me. Not to mention the wonderful father and husband he is in so many ways...I don't often get soppy on here, but Dave, I'd be lost without you!

11 comments:

  1. Marelle,

    Another GORGEOUS creation by you!
    Congratulations on your 12th anniversary - I thought the few words you wrote about your hubby on your blog were lovely - he definately sounds like a keeper for sure.
    I wouldn't swap mine for the world either!

    Hugs

    Karen

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  2. Happy anniversary Marelle.
    And just LOVE your card design.
    Sue M

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  3. ~sigh~ this is so lovely. The card isn't half bad either ;-)

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  4. Teneale Williams26/4/08 4:33 pm

    Love the card, Its looking even MORE amazing in real life... How lucky am I to get sneak peeks on your AMAMZING work, You inspire me SO much {Thank you}.

    Happy anniversary, How cute are you and Dave.…. He really is so supportive, A real “keeper”.

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  5. Congratulations on your anniversary. It is so nice to hear good things about marriage these days, my sweetie and I have 29 years up in Nov. Love your card, guess what is on the top of my wishlist. Marls

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  6. David Taylor27/4/08 10:08 am

    I'm blushing!!!!! Isn't my wife lovely. She is highly talented, extremely selfless, fantastic mother to our children....and absolutely gorgeous. Being married to her for 12 years has been the best time of my life.

    Dave

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  7. Hi Marelle,
    what a beautiful soft card. So nicely put together and thanks for explaining the little things you did to make the card special. Things we dont just SEE by looking at the card.

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  8. This is just gorgeous Marelle - I love it!

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  9. I wasn't planning to buy this one, but I keep seeing so many fabulous ideas! I think I will have to order it tonight so I can start to demonstrate with it. I have had lots of interest, just from the catalogue.

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  10. Awww! What a cute couple you are!!

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