I waned to put a bit more effort into an anniversary card and used some of the techniques that I learnt from the Seth Apter workshop that I was lucky to attend in September.
This is the finished card
To start the card I created a Gelli print background using a 6x6 Gelli plate, Fresco Finish paints and a Dina Wakely stencil. This is the print that I pulled from the plate:
Next, I set to work with a pink Posca pen and drew around each shape that made up the hearts. This took forever but I think was worth it!
The next step was to highlight some of these shapes with a white Posca pen in order to make the heart stand out a bit more. You can actually see the difference in the next photo as I remembered to take a quick snap before I highlighted the heart in the top right corner.
This is how it looked with all of the hearts highlighted...
I then cut the print to size and added it to a grey card blank.
The main images were stamped onto the second print that I pulled from the Gelli plate. These were cut out and added to the card.
To finish I scribbled and added a greeting and seam binding.
I was really pleased how this turned out.... so much so.... I created a page in my small journal:
The 'how to' for this journal page is very similar to the card and so I won't go through the steps again. I had great fun creating these. And actually found it very therapeutic. I even remembered to pack the card to take to Portugal as we celebrated our anniversary while we were there!
Thanks for looking....