Sunday, 21 July 2013

Wedding Anniversary Cards

My last post was an anniversary card that I'd made as a Clarity sample but it was actually my 24th wedding anniversary earlier in the week, so I thought I'd share the card I made for that too.

I loved seeing all of the "Mr & Mrs" cards on the Clarity Stamp Challenge Blog last month, especially the Lovebird ones as I knew I was going to use that stamp for my anniversary card. Pauline Margaret had placed them in the Leafy Bough stamp. I thought it looked fab so I just had to buy that for mine too.

The words inside are from a card by Carol Gilfoy which I also loved.

Thank you for the inspiration ladies. x

For mine I had the idea of creating an aperture in the card and placing the birds behind it.

When it's closed it just looks like they are part of the Leafy Bough stamp.

When it's stood up you can see them through the aperture. So cute!

The images are coloured in with ProMarkers and I have created a cloudy sky for the background. I always use Tumbled Glass Distress Ink for this. It looks really pretty in real life but it never seems to show up very well in my photos.

My Mum also loves stamping and I thought you might like to see the gorgeous card that she made us.

I was particularly impressed with her clouds. They look fab and they've photographed better than mine do.  I asked her what she used and she thinks it was Summer Sky Memento ink. What a perfect name! I will have to try it myself next time.

I think the swans are old Joanna Sheen stamps but the rest are Clarity. 

Thanks Mum.  x

As is often the case with Army life, Hubby was away for our anniversary but he's back home today. I think he will be in need of some TLC as he's just walked 100 miles over 4 days. That's one time that I'm glad I wasn't with him!

Stamps Used In My Card
Happy Anniversary - Happy Words Set



  1. Beautiful cards Lynne, love the aperture idea, think it one I will use in the future. How lovely to thank those from the challenge, so thoughtful. Hope you and hubby have a lovely together. Late Happy Anniversary.

  2. I bet Jason was very impressed with his card.I was very impressed with your mother as you said her sky was very good well done to both of you

  3. Happy Anniversary to you both...hope you had a great time. Your card is so clever and I love the aperture idea...lovely card by your Mum too. X

  4. Wonderful cards Lynne and clever Mum too! I love the aperture idea!

  5. Gorgeous cards. I bought the leafy bough recently so definitely going to try the love birds with it.

  6. Two fabulous cards Lynne and what a clever Mum too xx


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