Monday, June 15, 2015

Happy Anniversary

Just a quick post today - this weekend we've been away celebrating anniversaries with my side of the family and today we're celebrating my parents' 50th anniversary with friends...

This is the card I made for them - the rose image is from I Brake for Stamps, and it's watercolored using Distress markers and a gold QoR mixative (these can be used alone or mixed with any other watercolor medium for some extra shimmer).

The sentiment I used is from Flourishes - it's actually a mix and match set. I also realized that I have a sad lack of anniversary stamps in my collection... the only 2 I could find that said Happy Anniversary were in sort of juvenile fonts. Guess I need to fix that!!

Here's a peek at how I lined up the word stamps on my MISTI using a vinyl grid... so helpful for getting things placed perfectly!

...and here's an angled photo so you can see the shine of the gold mixative!

I'll see you in a few days with a fun tutorial from Kittie Caracciolo!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful card for a Great Event!

  2. STUNNING....I know they loved the card Dina!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  3. Hi Dina, Happy Anniversary to your parents, what a great picture of them, with the perfect and beautiful card !

  4. Gorgeous card for a very sweet couple, congratulations to both of them, best wishes for many more Anniversaries.

  5. That is a beautiful card! I really enjoy all your posts. They make me think I can create my own "masterpieces"! I am certainly inspired to try.

  6. Congratulations to your parents! My husband and I just celebrated our 50th recently. Very nice card!

  7. Congratulations to your folks Dina. Denny and I have our 50th in October. Amazing how time flies:-)

    Your gorgeous Golden anniversary will be a treasured gift for your parents. TFS mf.

  8. Great card. Amazing combination of colors, backgrounds. This creates a warm mood, the feeling of love. I love this card.

  9. Absolutely gorgeous image, Dina, and I love the colors and elegant layout! And a big congratulations to your parents on their 50th! They are adorable! What a blessing! Hugs!

  10. Wonderful card Dina, hope
    they had a lovely day and to many more!

  11. I doubt I'll ever be able to afford a MISTI, but I thought it came with a grid to line things up. Just curious why you needed the quilting grid you used. The MISTI it still on my wish list so I'm really curious about this. I have not even looked at the MISTI in quite a while so maybe it has changed.

    Gorgeous card, as always.