... in Life is Each Other.This is the card I created especially for my husband for our anniversary this year ... and he liked it ... phew! That's a relief :) It's always difficult thinking of something suitable but not to 'fussy and flowery' as he puts it.
To make the card I began by cutting brown, kraft and white card (all from Papermill Direct) to size to fit the deckle-edge card base. Then I stamped the white card using the two stamps from the Hero Arts Feather set.
Next, I stamped, in Brushed Corduroy, another of the bird stamps from Caroline Stamps, this time the Chaffinch - one of our most regular garden visitors and a great favourite of ours. Then it was die-cut with a Spellbinders Nestability, Labels Nine. I inked around the edge of the die, firstly with Old Paper and then just a touch of Brown Corduroy. To finish the topper, I did the usual for the kraft layer, traced and cut around the same die. The brown layer was cut using the next size die up.
Once I had decided on where to place the completed bird topper, I then stamped the sentiment from Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy Only Words - Through the Rain ... chosen because it is one that the EM particularly likes ... in Momento Rich Cocoa. Of course, I had to use the stamp thingamajig to get it in just the right place. Oh, to be able to see grey/red rubber stamps!
We've had a wonderful anniversary weekend. Yesterday, we went for a drive up the coast towards Largs and stopped for a meal at out favourite Italian bistro which has a fabulous view looking over the Firth of Clyde to the Isle of Arran in the distance. Today, we took a trip to the steam railway at Dunaskin ... we've been there before but it's always worth another visit :)
The weather has been amazing - on Saturday the temperature reached 29.5C just up the road from here, at Prestwick ... that's scorchio plus, plus!!!
Today hasn't been much cooler :)
I hope you have all had an equally enjoyable weekend. I believe schools out for the summer for children in England so they can enjoy the fabulous weather at last. My grandchildren have been having fun in the sun for the last two weeks because school breaks up a week or two earlier in Scotland.
Needless to say, nothing much in the way of crafting has been done here but as the EM keeps telling me there will be plenty of time to craft when the summer is over :))
Take care, drink plenty fluids and try to keep cool,