Good morning. Hope that you had a relaxing, wonderful weekend. Here to start off my week, is another attempt at a very special anniversary card for DH.  I had made one, wasn't all that happy with it. DH has been a great encourager in my attempts to learn to use copic markers. He's always complimentary about my efforts, no matter how dreadful something turns out. After looking at the first card, I thought I should do a card with something 'copic' on here it is.

- Inkadinkadoo image stamped with Versamark, heat embossed with my fav Ranger Queen's Gold powder. Coloring very carefully over the embossing, I used colors from the Y (yellow) family of copics. There is a gold marker, but it isn't very gold looking to MY eye! I thought this turned out pretty well with what I was trying for as to color. The leaves were done in a very light green tone.

- Diecut with the S/B opulent oval.

- gold shimmer sheetz embossed with Darice rose lace EF.

- white embossed with the old C/B standby - dots.

- MS flower punch trim at the top

Where the 3 different patterns joined, an Elizabeth Craft sticker in a circular line pattern hides the seams. I used the little leftover dots from the chain circles that remained on the sticker paper, to add trim around the diecut, and also flower centers.

- Justrite sentiment stamp, heat embossed with Ranger Queen's Gold, corner points cut at an angle.

Hope he will like this one, and I hope you do too. I have a rub on sentiment to add to the insert, with some mushy stuff about being together 50 years. Actually, it's longer than 50, 'cuz we dated for 2 years. He's a pretty special guy, and I've been very blessed. Thanks for joining me today. Hugs



  1. Well first of all Mary, well done for getting to 50 years together, these days that is something very special indeed. Your card is beautiful and I have a feeling he will love it, because it is so lovely and it was made by you! Hugs, Anne x

  2. this is a beautiful card, mary and one that your DH will treasure. the image is so pretty and so is the embossing and it's more personalized just for him.

  3. That is a stunner, Mary! So elegant!

  4. A lovely card.
    Congratulations on 50 years. Wow, now that is an achievement to shout about.

  5. That is REALLY gorgeous Mary. Congrats on your 50th year of marriage. I'm about 20 years behind you!

    Sarn xxx

  6. Wow Mary, this is one amazing card! I love everything about it, from the embossing to the stamped image, pure joy!! What an achievement to reach, 50 married years!! Congrats my friend, I think this is so awesome and since Joe is your biggest supporter when coloring I think he will adore this card from you! Congrats my friend!! Hugs!

  7. This is amazing! I liked the other one, but this is so elegant! I especially love the pretty flower in the elegant oval frame and how you've joined all the different textures together! Congratulations on 50 years! That's amazing and special!

  8. ahhhh, Mary!!!! this wonderful indeed a great work of art you must be pleased to have pulled it off... love it..has real timeless quality about it what a fab stamp...

    ..and yes, Mary, I would love free room and board but dont think it would make me pop over to catalogue your stamps even as beautiful as that one ..would want to be around looking at every.. oh and keep meaning to ask you to make the pickies of your cards larger on blogger if you are able please as they are always too tiny we like ot have a really good look you know.. God bless you on your fifty years dear friend, and may you both be blessed with many more, love Shaz in Oz.x