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11/02/2012

Anniversary

Hi & welcome on a lovely Friday afternoon. If you were in the path of Storm Sandy, I pray you are restored to power, didn't have any serious damage, and all your loved ones are safe. Today's card is to celebrate a fellow blogger's upcoming 50th Wedding Anniversary. Now, folks, that is a BIG Milestone. In today's world, not too many folks manage to make it together that long.  There's a challenge going on here, and I would appreciate it, if you have time, pay Pam a visit to wish her husband & her happiness on their special day. She also has some nice prizes, plus she has wonderful cards to enjoy.

OK, here's the card I'm going to send for Pam's challenge. It didn't turn out as I had envisioned, but as the saying goes: It is what it is. I was trying something with the sponging, and one of these days, I'm going to get that technique right!!
White cardstock base was embossed with S/Binder Scalloped Labels One, die #5. There's a technique showing how to emboss without cutting here. This video was sort of my jumping off place, but I didn't want to use glossy cardstock or use a brayer. After stamping Penny Black Holly Berries with versamark, embossed it with Ranger Seafoam white. Cut a paper mask with the same size S/B die, then used a large dauber to sponge on Memento New Sprout over the resist. Next sponged with Memento Pear Tart in different areas, reinked the stamp with Memento Pistachio, stamped it once more, then again without reinking. Stamped the sentiment with Pistachio. I had thought to use an embossing folder border on each side, but there didn't seem to be enough room, so I decided to use a white ribbon from the stash. I intend to try this technique again, probably using thicker weight cardstock - perhaps the Coredinations whitewash pack.
I'm going to link this to Pumpys 50th Anniversary Challenge.  Many Congratulations Pumpy to you & Tony.

12 comments:

Mrs A. said...

This is a lovely card Mary. It has the look of 'The Edwardian Lady' about it. The colours are perfect too. Hugs Mrs a. p.s. still catching up!

linda said...

very pretty! the sponging really makes the image and sentiment pop and i'm sure the card will be appreciated.

Judy said...

What a beautiful card. Very soft and elegant looking.

:)
Judy

Pumpy said...

Mary this is terrific, you might be a little disappointed with it but I think it is real lovely, shortly I am going to give it a go, I love it and thanks for entering my little challenge, I hope I get a few more. Thanks for mentions it. xxxx

KellyRae said...

I think it is beautiful. Love the depth of color you achieved with all the sponging and first & second generation stamping. Going to try this too.

Anne said...

Sooooo Pretty.......soooo serene! Super techniques for a wonderful card! TFS!

Brenda said...

Wow Mary, this is one stunning and beautiful card! I love the colors and the frame around your stamped image. Just so beautiful and perfect anniversary card. You are so right, 50 years is a huge milestone! Happy Anniversary to the happy couple!

Shari Nelson said...

This is very pretty! Sounds like you worked on it a lot. It did come out very nice. Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. I'm following you back!

Marianne said...

Hi Mary. Thank you first of all for becoming a follower of my blog and I have happily returned the favor. Your anniversary card is beautiful as are your others. I'm also following your boards on Pinterest and let me tell you how amazed I was to see that our boards are almost identical! I've repinned several of the cards that you made....they are absolutely gorgeous!
Marianne

Gina Lindsay said...

Wow, 50 years is a huge milestone indeed. Your card is perfect for honoring that milestone. I like your sponging, I think it looks nice--mine usually ends up looking like mud!

Cathy A said...

Yes that is an achievement in this day and age, all to many people give up on relationships to easy these days. Your card for Pam is elegant and perfect for their special occasion

Queen Lightwell said...

Oooh, that is a gorgeous card! You did a really great job on it. :)