Monday, 1 July 2013

Splattered Anniversary

Hey Stampers,

Happy Canada Day !! Well, if you are in Canada that is. Also, happy anniversary to ME ! LOL My sweet hubby and I have been married 7 years today ! That seems so crazy to me. Hahaha So, to "celebrate" our anniversary today we are going to go to our cabin and do some clean up work. Romantic right !?! But we love spending time at our cabin, and we need to get it ready to use for the summer ! It is supposed to be another beautiful day here, so it should be lots of fun ! Our cabin is right on a nice beach, so Jackson will have lots of fun throwing rocks in the water and everything too. LOL It was nice and warm here yesterday, so Jackson and I went out in the backyard and he ran through the sprinkler. He loves the water, so he had a lot of fun. I also had a few moments to do some stamping ! One of the cards I made is the anniversary card I made for Brian ! I am SO obsessed with splattering my cards lately, so I was excited to do it on his card. I used some fun new products on this card, along with some of my favourites. Take a look at what I came up with !


I am SO loving this style lately. My good friend Cathy is totally having an influence on my stamping ! LOL Love of white space, with splatters. LOVE it ! And this color combo of Island Indigo, Crushed Curry and Real red is so bright but still masculine. My stamped layer is a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-3/4" x 5". I stamped the "you" using the Morning Post stamp set in Island Indigo ink. Then I took the sketchy outline heart from the Hearts A Flutter set, and stamped it right above it in Real Red. I thought the new ABC-123 Outline Alphabet and Numbers set would be a fun match of these 2 sets, so I used that one to stamp my "love" in Crushed Curry ink. Love how perfectly these stamped images fit together !! I then took my Island Indigo and Real Red re-inkers to do my splattering. I squeezed a small drop of re-inker into the cover of my ink pad, and used my wet Aqua Painter to pick up the ink. Using the re-inker instead of just ink from the ink pad gives a really nice, vibrant splatter. I just flick the Aqua Painter over my cardstock as many times as I want to get the look I am going for. So fun!! 

I then took a small strip of the 3/4" Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon (this new ribbon is SOOOO fabulous) to wrap around the side. I cut a point in the ribbon, like an arrow, to point at the sentiment. Cute right !? This was adhered to the card using Glue Dots. I took a large Island Indigo button (from the Regals Designer Buttons) tied with some Linen Thread and layered it on top of my ribbon. This whole stamped layer was added to a piece of Real red measuring 3-7/8" x 5-1/8", love that really slim 1/8" border. This was then added to my Whisper White card base using Dimensionals. I wanted a but more splatter, so I added a couple of the new Candy Dots on here as well !! Love those fun things. Don't they look cool !?!


Here's a pic of the inside of the card. I used the Occasions Alphabet set to stamp the fun sentient in Island Indigo ink. I punched it out with the Large Oval Punch, and layered it onto a Crushed Curry Decorative Label. I tiny Real Red heart from the Owl Punch finishes off the inside ! I just love putting the sentiments in the bottom corners of cards lately. It leaves lots of room for writing a message ! I may write a mushy love note to my sweetie in here. LOL

Well thats my card for today !! I am SO pleased with how it turned out. Expect lots more splatters in my future ! Its a super fun technique, and a great way to use the re-inkers ! Hope you have a lovely Canada Day (if you are Canadian) , and enjoy the day with your friends and family !! Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Sets: Morning Post (wood #132042, clear #126592), Hearts A Flutter (wood #131922, clear #129252), ABC-123 Outline Alphabet and Numbers (clear only #130568), Occasions Alphabet (wood #128688, clear #123598)

Ink: Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad #126986, Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad #131173, Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad #126949, Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Ink Refill #122932, Real Red Classic Stampin' Ink Refill #103287

Paper: Real Red #102482, Crushed Curry #131199, Whisper White #100730

Accessories: 3/4" Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon #130019, Regals Designer Buttons #130029, Regals Candy Dots #130932, Aqua Painters #103954, Large Oval Punch #119855, Decorative Label Punch #120907, Owl Punch #118074



8 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary!! Love the colors and design of your card. The splatters are perfect for a masculine touch :-) Enjoy your day at the cabin!

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    1. Thanks a lot Kristie !! Cheers to you my friend !

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  2. Happy anniversary! Great card too. Hope you had a great day.

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    1. Thanks Dale !! Thank you for visiting !!

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  3. Happy Canada Day and a special happy anniversary wish for you and your hubby! Awesome! This card is really cute. Luv the splattered effect. TFS.

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  4. Uhhh - thanks for the shout out!!! Love the card of course, especially the platters!!!!! :)

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    1. No prob girl! I know, this is a Cathy inspiration if there eve was one. LOL

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