Sweet Anniversary Wishes

Hello friends!  Hope you’re having a great week so far!  It is really cold in our area right now as we are experiencing a “Polar vortex” with a high of -11 degrees F and low of -23 degrees F without wind chill for tomorrow.  Brr!  Many schools in the area as well as city workers are taking the day off due to the severe cold weather.   Please stay warm and safe wherever you are!

Not sure if you saw that Whimsy Stamps has started carrying this new adorable line of digital stamps from CC Designs in their store.  Here’s the card I’ve made today using one of those images:


I’ve used this super cute image called Aimee & Valentino for a special anniversary card.

I decided to print it out twice so that I could cut out the balloons and pop them up over the image.  I have used the following Copic markers to color it in:

  1.  reds on outfits, boots, hair clip and balloon – R37, R35, R32
  2. Pink on outfit and balloon – R85, R83, R81 (girl stripes on dress – E53, E51, E50)
  3. Boy’s outfit, boots and hair – C8, C5, C3, C1, C0, C00 (stripes on shirt – BG000)
  4. Girl’s hair – E27, E25, E23, E21
  5. Skin tones – E21, E11, E00, E000 (cheeks – R20)
  6. Grass/shadows – G24, G21, G20, E0000 (around image – BG000)
  7. I used metallic gel pens to color in the middle of hair clip, buttons and cheeks

I cut this image out with a stitched square die cut and then used a cloud stencil with Tumbled Glass distress ink and ink foam blending tool to add clouds behind the couple.

As mentioned above, I cut out the heart balloons on the second print out of the image and heat embossed the stamped numbers on them.  I used a stylist tool on the back of them to curve them in a bit and popped them up over the image with some foam dimensional dots.  I then added some shimmer over top of them with a Wink of Stella glitter brush pen.


Here’s a closer look at the coloring on the image.  You can see a bit of the shimmer over the balloons and where I’ve added some metallic color on the heart hair clip.  I took this image panel and layered it over a piece of gold mirror cardstock.


I thought that the January released Hearts a Flutter digital papers were the perfect backdrop for this cute couple, so I printed the pink with white hearts one out and cut a piece out using the Whimsy Stamps Hand Stitched Nested Rectangle dies for that.  I found some coordinating card stock and gold heat embossed the sentiment from the WS Everyday Mini Sentiments clear stamp set and cut it out with a banner strip die.  I also placed it where I wanted it to go and used the Hand Stitched rectangle die again to create the stitch marks over it.

I took some gold ribbon and wrapped it around the heart design paper card front, placed the image panel over top and then layered on the sentiment banner with foam tape.  This was mounted over an A2 top folding white card base.  Lastly I added a gold bow and some gold sequins filled with some Stickles Tinsel glitter glue.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed my card! 🙂  Thanks so much for dropping by today!  See you soon!

Here’s some challenges I’d like to enter this card for:

  1.  CCEE Stampers – CCEE1904 Gold
  2. Aud Sentiments – Anything Goes + sentiment
  3. CRAFT – Love/Valentines (it fits with this theme as it’s about love!)
  4. Crafty Catz – Anything Goes with optional twist:  ribbon/lace
  5. My Time to Craft – All You Need is Love

25 thoughts on “Sweet Anniversary Wishes

  1. This is adorable. Your i.she’s are so beautifully coloured.
    Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week.
    Hugs Sheryl xx


  2. 54 years of marriage, wow. I think this is a super cue card for this occasion. The young couple looks adorable, you’ve colored them so well, I especially admire their hair.


  3. Such an adorable card and what a cute digi image. Love how you have used the young kids for your parents 54th wedding anniversary and so beautifully coloured. They are going to love it x.


  4. So so beautiful Vicki. Such a cute image and beautifully coloured. Love the layout and how your Dad’s hair is grey and your Mother’s still a beautiful colour.


  5. I just love this card- very sweet image! Love the balloons- and the shimmer! Congrats on 54 years! Wow!


  6. Wow! Fifty-four years is remarkable, Vicki! Congratulations to your parents! Your awesome card will surely put a sparkle in their eyes. I love the beautifully-colored image and gorgeous patterned paper! The balloons with the numbers are perfect! Great card, my special friend!


  7. So sweet! Congratulations to your folks on such a wonderful milestone! Thanks for sharing your Copic choices, as well! You always bring life to these images with your coloring. You are an inspiration!


  8. What a darling image to use for your anniversary card – WOW 54 years – that is a LONG time. Love all the detail you put in this card – every time I looked I saw something new. Bitter cold here this am – 8 degrees – not as cold as you but COLD. Happy crafting.


  9. Oh my, this is so cute Vicki! I love that image and your coloring is gorgeous, the personalized hearts are so cute!! Your parents are going to cherish this for sure!
    Hugs, Tammy


  10. Absolutely adorable card! I love it! I do hope you will stay warm and safe. We are getting colder here, but our lows will be much higher than yours!


  11. What a sweet way to celebrate your folks’ 54th wedding anniversary! Congrats to them and they’ve got to just love this sweet little card with those adorable faces! I love all the attention to details you put into all your cards, and this one is definitely a keeper with your amazing coloring and tender little hearts all over the background!! We just celebrated our 50th anniversary in December so YAY to us old folks eh? 🙂


  12. Happy Anniversary to your parents! I hope you are managing to stay warm in this deep freeze! Your card is beautiful, adorable images, perfectly colored and I love how you decoupaged the balloons and added numbers! STay warm my friend, thinking of you, Deb xx


  13. Vicki…
    1st I am happy you back to blogging or writing and show us your lovely cards
    2nd you always inspiring me its true
    3rd how can I not smile with this cute Image…I luuuuvvv their cute face so much
    4th love your coloring the hair and the white dot on the cheek
    5th the whole card is sweet love the mini sentiment and the use of ribbon too
    You know I am fan of you Vicki


  14. I love this sweet, sweet card, Vicki! Today would have been my 50th anniversary. So many wonderful memories!


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