Sunday, 4 April 2010

Happy 40th Anniversary Mum and Dad!

We were delighted when Mum and Dad said they would spend Easter with us, and that we would be celebrating their wedding anniversary and ours together! Mum and Dads is today and ours is tomorrow!!!!

I saw a card that Tracey had made in the shop and decided that is how I wanted the card to look like! Unfortunately Tracey had left her stamp at home, but I remembered a stamp that I had, would work just as well! Go here to see Tracey's card.

I first stamped the image, I then stamped the image again on a separate piece of paper! I coloured in the image and then cut out the flower and the buds, which I stuck over the flowers and buds of the first stamped image! I then coloured in the rest of the image!

It was then basically, tearing, distressing, inking, matting and layering!

card is a single fold, but as seeing it was Mum and Dads 40th, I decided to change it into a gate fold, with added ribbons! I trawled the Internet for suitable verses to print out, but when I went to print LAST NIGHT, (typical of me, last minute), my printer decided to take a rest and would not wake up arggghhhhh, so after several attempts at handwriting the verses, had to be neat and readable and also fit into a certain amount of space! And anyone who knows me and my writing I don't do neat, readable or small!!! Looking at the finished card, I think all my hard work paid off as the handwriting gives it that personal feel!

Mum and Dad were delighted with it, got a bit emotional really, as the verses fitted perfectly with the the lives that they have had!!!!

Love ya Mum and Dad


Anne said...

Helena - what a beautiful card. Such a lovely image and design and the handwritten verses are a really personal touch. No wonder your mum and dad got a bit emotional - it's obvious that a lot of love has been put into that card. xxx

Tracey said...

Happy belated anniversary to your mum and dad, thanks for the mention but yours is much nicer than mine, love the way you turned it into a trifold and the handwritten verse is the perfect finishing touch - no wonder mum and dad felt emotional, this is much more than a card - it is a keepsake XXX

LazyKay said...

Gorgeous card and I love the hand written text - makes it SO special.