Thursday 16 September 2021

Happy Anniversary

I so appreciate you came to see what I have been up to.

I made this card a couple months ago for my husband when we celebrated our 38th Anniversary.  
He loved the simplicity of it and the wood background.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of white cardstock and I rubbed different colours of Distress Oxide inks  directly onto the paper, spraying with water and blending as I added more and more colour.
  • When I was happy with the inking, I embossed the inked panel using the Tim Holtz Lumber embossing folder.  This folder is amazing and gives deep woodgrain impressions on your paper.
  • I rubbed some Black Soot DOX ink randomly over the top to highlight the grain of the wood, then set it aside to dry completely.
  • I stamped the heart from Studio G onto a piece of black cardstock with some Versamark ink, then white heat embossed it.
  • Using a red Copic Marker, I coloured in the heart and then added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze over the heart to help make it pop.
  • I glued the woodgrain panel onto a piece of red cardstock, then onto a black card base.

Well that's all for today.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- LOTS OF LAYERS
Watercooler Wed.- ALL ABOUT OCCASIONS (Anniversary)

Stamps- Heart in Circle (Studio G)
Inks- Distress Oxide ( Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Rusty Hinge, Black Soot), Versamark
Paper- Michaels; Accessories and Tools- Lumber EB folder (TH); Nuvo Crystal Glaze; heat tool; 
Lawn Fawn white embossing powder


cuilliesocks said...

Super male card and perfect for the occasion Karen, I love your design, Kate x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! I thought the background was paper Karen, amazing effect you have achieved. A fabulous card.
Faith x

Sarn said...

Like Faith, I thought the background was printed paper. Should’ve known better with your talent! Super anniversary card - many congrats x

Pat said...

Simple but beautiful Karen and your woodgrain is so realistic using the inks and the embossing folder, and love the heart in the circle coordinating with the red and black background layers. A great card for your hubby on your anniversary and hope you had a lovely celebration. x

Marie said...

Love it!! Nice simple card!! I thought you used wood panel decorative paper!!

Mac Mable said...

Great texture form the embossing and a realistic effect with the wood grain Karen. Great way to do the red heart too x. No wonder your husband loved this x.

Bonnie said...

A perfect card for you hubby on your anniversary, Karen! Congratulations on 38 years!

Helen said...

What a wonderful wood grain background you've created Karen!! A super anniversary card! Hope you enjoy your celebrations. Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge! Stay safe! :)

Izzy Scrap said...

WOW ! A wonderful card with a gorgeous background for this little heart. Love the wood grain effect. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at ATSM.