February, our anniversary month, 24th of Feb to be precise. This year it is our 45th, which apparently is a Sapphire anniversary. So of course I informed my lovely husband of this fact not expecting much response as he managed to bypass both pearl and ruby anniversaries. However as we were walking through the town centre a couple of weeks ago he took me into the jewellers. I am now the proud owner of some very nice sapphire earrings. Now what on earth do you buy a man who neither wants nor really needs anything. Think it will have to be a weekend away.
So all this links in nicely to the challenge at Claritystamps this month which is LOVE. I have made a card suitable for our big event. I have used a combination of a Clarity stencil and Groovi boards.
I used the Heart Rose stencil as the base of my design. I had to draw all round the outline with a white pen onto parchment. Then emboss carefully on the reverse.
Instead of embossing across the centre of the wire heart I pierced some holes and used some gold thread.
A few little gems on the swirls add a finishing touch. Some swirls from a border plate around the outside neatened up the edges.
I mounted finished piece onto dark blue paper, helped to show up the design and then onto some more blue and finally an 8 x 8 card base.
Thank-you for visiting. xx