Now it just so happens that today's celebration challenge actually falls on our 24th wedding anniversary so it is fitting that I showcase the card I created for my husband. On April 29th, 1989, at 2:30 pm I married my soul mate. We have most definitely had our ups and downs. Unfortunately, a lot of downs BUT we have stuck through it thick and thin only to emerge stronger out the other side. I'd be nothing without this man by my side.
If you are reading this hubby, I'd recommend that if you would like your card to be a surprise, you might want to avoid reading any further and just come back to this post sometime tomorrow.
Don't forget one person will be the lucky winner of FIVE Digi Darla (DD) images! AND any entries using a DD image get entered into a SECOND drawing for THREE images. So, you could technically win eight images! Imagine the fun you could have with all those digis! If you do use one of Kim's fabulous images make sure you write DD after your name.
I've used the following digis:
Here is the front of my card...
Here are the card details, I hope I haven't forgotten anything...
- Our wedding colours were peach and ivory so I though it fitting to use all the peachy coloured paper.
- I have used this sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.
- Valentine Bears (front): The image on the front of the card is Digi Darla's Valentine Bears. It was coloured using Copic markers. Bears: E31, E33, E37, E39 (fur); R22 (ears); BG10, BG15, BG18 (bow). Flowers: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17 (petals and stamen); YG61, YG63, YG67 (leaves). Balloons: YR000, YR00, YR02 YR04, YR07. Clouds: Colourless blender, N0, C1, C3. The image was then fussy cut and adhered to the front.
- Now aren't those two of the cutest little bears you've ever seen?! That's me there on the left and hubby on the right. Now we're both quite a bit lighter in skin tone but the roundness definitely fits me. The boy bear should have been slimmer though, but all in all, a pretty good representation of the two of us. Kim has certainly captured the love in our expressions!
- The balloons were fussy cut and then I added charcoal cross stitch thread to act as balloon strings. I duplicated the right balloon, coloured it up and used a 1/8th inch 3D adhesive dot to give it added dimension.
- Clouds (front): I came up with an ingenious idea for the two additional clouds I used. I wanted them to have the same basic shape as the cloud "we're" sitting on. So, you know how you can make conversation bubbles in a lot of graphics programs? Well, in Microsoft Publisher I used this feature. I made them the length and flatness I wanted and then created a white square to cover up the little circles that emanated from them so they'd look like clouds. Then I fussy cut the shapes, coloured them up with the same colours I used on the main cloud and adhered them with three dimensional adhesive tabs to pop them up a bit.
- 'I Love You' sentiment (inside): The first part of the sentiment on the inside of the card is a combination of two different Digi Darla images. The first and third 'I Love You' solid word art can be found HERE, and the middle open word art can be found in the store HERE.
- The rest of the sentence, "Three words I will never get tired of saying!" is one I created and is available as a freebie below in honour of this special occasion. I've also included the sentiment from inside the card I created for the San's design blog hop and a couple other treats too.
- Card base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
- Designer Papers: The cloud paper comes from the Recollection's All Seasons paper pad. The rest of the DP paper comes from Recollection's Bright and Basic paper pad.
Challenges I hope to enter include:
- Stamp 'n Doodle -- No Embellishments
- Word Art Wednesday -- Challenge #77: Anything Goes
- 613 Avenue Create -- Anything Goes/Picture Inspiration Twist
- Creative Inspirations Paint -- Inspired by...Anything Goes
- Crafter's Digital Art Centre -- Anything Goes
- Paper Makeup Stamps Digi Makeover – Challenge #86: Celebrations
So, why not come and show us what you've got by entering in our current challenge this week over at Digi Darla's Challenges? While you are there please check out the wonderful creations from the rest of the design team. We always look forward to seeing the delightful creations you come up with.
Now for the reason the other 300 of you are here...
Six freebie love related sentiments in honour of this special day:
Please see below for font information, download instructions and usage summary. Remember that I would love to see anything you create using one of my images.
Well that is it for this post. Have a wonderful day everyone!
Thank you so much for stopping by. As I've now added to my comment section, whether you are a regular, here for the first time or popping over in your official capacity as a DT member, please know how much I appreciate the words that you leave behind. Your encouragement helps me to become a better designer. I try my best to reply to your comments (when an email address is available) but that is getting more and more difficult as my plate fills up with new responsibilities, new roles, and new obligations. If I don't get the opportunity to thank you personally, know that I don't take a single comment for granted. Thank you for your understanding.
Until next time,
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Note: I apologize if there are any further formatting issues. This is a scheduled post and we all know Blogger has a mind of it's own. If it turns out that something looks wonky, i.e.--part of the sentence is a different size, font, or colour than the rest, I'll fix it as soon as I'm able to.