Tuesday 5 February 2013

A Card for a Special Man

It's my wedding anniversary next week and I thought I better knuckle down and make hubs a card. I seem to be making them for every one bar him. He does get to see them though. Not this one. Yet. He doesn't even visit my blog, so I'm safe here.
I discovered a new (to me) stamp company, Visible Image, and there was a sentiment stamp I wanted, for a card to be made in the future. While I was on the site I saw this stamp set and loved it. So two purchases later.....
This is the card I made using the Immortal Love set.
The base card has a silver heat embossed corner stamped on it. This is topped with a black/red core-dinations dry embossed and sanded panel, matted onto pearlised silver card. The embossed centre panel was created by inking the folder with red and dry embossing the piece of pearlised silver. The sentiment panels are two of the words from the set, again heat embossed with silver, matted onto more silver before adding on with sticky pads to lift them. It's difficult to see - but all edges are distressed for a slightly aged look.
The rose in the centre is made up from six images stamped onto patterned paper. and decoupaged up. Some rock candy painted on gives it that shiny  look and helps add more curl to the petals.
Some tiny pearls added to the sentiment panels finished this for me.

I'd like to enter this into the challenge at
Visible Image - Love


  1. Wow that is awesome love those stamps. Snd the card is so very pretty. Your hubby will love it

  2. Thanks for entering the Visible image challenge for February. Your card is great.....love the rock candy finish on the rose.

    Good luck Julie X (Visible Image design team)

  3. this is stunning helen i LOVE what you did with the rose,thanks for joining us at Visible Image Stamps Challenge x